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Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini)

Piazza Cappuccini 1, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
091-212-117
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Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
Owner description: Visit, if you dare, this web of spooky subterranean passages where 8,000 of Palermo's mummified dead will greet you; some dating back over 500 years... more » Owner description: Visit, if you dare, this web of spooky subterranean passages where 8,000 of Palermo's mummified dead will greet you; some dating back over 500 years and still dressed in their absolute best. « less
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Macabre and interesting.... Well worth a lppk , really makes you think, its a stark reminder of how short life is....

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stayed in Palermo near the port. The catacombs were approx 30 minutes drive from our hotel (Ibis Styles). Parking was free, however there are people there who offer to keep an eye on your car whilst you visit the Catacombs for payment (beggars). This is not necessary, so don't be fooled. Photography is not allowed and each corridor is... More

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

like the catacomb and for what its stand. Do not like people walking around taking pictures. Even it is forbidden, people do not show much respect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A very interesting place to visit. The locals seemed very happy to help us find this location. 327 bus from Palermo. Inside it's a maze and a spectre of preserved bodies. It's a bit of a shock. We left feeling a mixture of emotions. I left feeling sad and quite shocked. There wasn't information in the catacombs to explain anything... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

what can be attractive in walking in catacombs and looking worn corpses ... there is no evidence that they are real and breathing the dust with thousands of bacterias that must live in those costumes doesn't seem to be healthy .. only for fans of cheap horror movies...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

This place is unique to say the least. Try and visit when it first opens to avoid the coach trips. Avoid parking there as they have aggressive beggars who'll shout at you if you don't give them a euro to park in a public place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It's a very special and interesting place to visit. Must see it. But you will not feel relaxed or calm after it. We started the day there and avoided the crowd.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Unique site, a must-see, hard to describe unless you actually visit it - scary in the same time. Didn't like disrespectful people kept trying to photograph although the tour guide kept insisting this was not allowed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If like the mummy, inside the only perfect mummy in the world, the processing of mummy is amazing !!!

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Been here with my family on our first day in Palermo, Italy. Must say a bit of walking from Piazza Indipendenza to the Catacombe itself and also signs are not so clear. Walk along Via Cappuccini and there will be a clear sign after maybe 2 kilometers. This place is not for everyone but if you don't mind seeing mummified... More

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