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Cappella Sansevero

The Museum and the San Severo Chapel in Naples

Cappella Sansevero

The Cappella Sansevero in the center of Naples Italy is a beautiful Neapolitan Baroque family chapel and museum in honor of the Princes of San Severo.

Info & Tickets Cappella Sansevero Naples

Location Via Francesco de Sanctis, 19/21. Accessible by metro, walk another 400 meters from the stop 'Museo' or 'Dante' (both line 1).
Tickets
  • Tickets, from 8 € (Attention: Due to the visitor limit, the museum recommends that you book tickets online. This can easily be done via the official website where you pay a € 2.00 booking fee: book your tickets here)
  • 10 - 25 years 5 €
  • 0 - 9 years free entrance
  • Audio guide 3.50 €

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Hours
  • Open daily from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (last entry 6:30 pm)
  • Closed on Tuesdays

Sansevero Chapel

If you are in Naples you will find many sights, one of the highlights in the historic center is the beautiful chapel Cappella Sansevero of the Prince of Sansevero, Raimondo di Sangro. You will see that here are some of the most beautiful marble statues in the world. Cappella Sansevero is located in the heart of the old town of Naples. The chapel was built in honor of Santa Maria della Pietá, who can be seen on the medallion above the front door. It is unfortunately forbidden to take pictures in the beautiful family chapel, but in the video below you can get an impression of the small, but beautiful Chapel of the Princes of Naples.

The treasures of Cappella Sansevero

When you take your first steps into the Cappella Sansevero, the statues and paintings will make an immediate impression. The most popular images are The Deliverance from Deceit, The Veiled Christ and The Veiled Truth. These images make this museum one of the most famous in Naples. In total you will find 28 masterpieces in the chapel, one of which is even more beautiful than the other. The great artists Corradini and San Martino made the statues in the 18th century. A veil over the faces is like a real veil of cloth, almost indistinguishable. The 18th century saw some highly skilled sculptors who created masterpieces that we can still enjoy today.

Video: Impression of the chapel in Naples

 


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