Museo Cappella San Severo - Things To Do in Naples - LikeALocal Guide

A treasure for
Alchemy's lovers

Museo Cappella San Severo

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Why locals love it

The museum is a reason of pride for the city. The statue of the Veiled Christ is such a refine piece of marble work that eyes struggle to accept that is coming from 'only' a one-stone piece. The Chapel and its treasures are the personal collection of one of the most intriguing figures of Napoli's history, the alchemist 7h Prince of Sansevero

Why you should visit it

Lovers of Middle-Age's alchemy should not miss this pearl. Most of the work contained inside is the result of alchemist experiments that led, among other things, to the use of special paints and special ways to shape marble stones, reaching astonishing results such as the Veiled Christ. The museum is very small, but you will leave it overwhelmed.

Special tip

At the museum it's important that you take a guide or to have enough reading material to understand the history of and methods used for each piece

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January 22, 2019
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