Sansevero Chapel

Details of the entrance to the chapel.

Details of the entrance to the chapel.

Details of the door. 

Details of the door. 

From the end of via Benedetto Croce, at the left side of Piazza San Domenico Maggiore in one of the alley, there is the famous Sansevero Chapel.  This is a rare example of a private chapel where the sculptures blend in with the structure of the building creating a magical harmony.  It was built in 1590 by the aristocratic family of the Sansevero in order to accommodate their tombs.  Astonishing sculptures are housed in the church, like the breathtaking Veiled Christ (1753) by Giuseppe Sanmartino, Disenchantment by Francesco Queirolo and Chastity by Antonio Corradini.

The ticket desk of the chapel is just in front of the entrance.

The ticket desk of the chapel is just in front of the entrance.

Entrance of the Sansevero chapel.

Entrance of the Sansevero chapel.

 

Official website: Cappella Sansevero

Via Francesco De Sanctis, 19/21 - 80134 Napoli

Tel.: +39 081 552 49 36

Email: info@museosansevero.it

Tickets: € 7 / Concessions and Artecard € 5

Opening Hours:  Mon - Sun 09.30 - 18.30 / Special opening hours check the website.

Closed on Tuesdays.

Nearest metro station:  Linea 1 - UNIVERSITA' or DANTE

Detail of the Veiled Christ by Giuseppe Sanmartino (1753)

Detail of the Veiled Christ by Giuseppe Sanmartino (1753)