We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini)

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Piazza Cappuccini 1, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091-212-117
Website
Today
9:00 am - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:30 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:30 am
Description: Visit, if you dare, this web of spooky subterranean passages where 8,000...
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.
read more
Visit like an insider
$53*
and up

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 832 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 335
    Excellent
  • 302
    Very good
  • 124
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Each to his own

After the history, the architecture, the mosaics, the markets and the trattorias, visiting something so outlandishly different has its attraction. There's nothing pretty about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Maltatroll
,
Malta
Add Photo Write a Review

832 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Malta
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

After the history, the architecture, the mosaics, the markets and the trattorias, visiting something so outlandishly different has its attraction. There's nothing pretty about this assortment of dead people hanging from the wall or lying on shelves or in boxes, like zombies, but if you happen to be in a reflective mood it has its value. Don't take the kids,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I went with our 2 children. We all enjoyed it and found it interesting. And the little girl really does look like a doll. All be it a bit messy after 70 years dead! There is no smell and it's well kept. Half an hour is enough. Cost is 3€. It is out of town tucked away so a little... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I felt a bit guilty for wanting to go and see these catacombs because I wondered how all these people would have felt if they had known that their bodies would become a spectacle for tourists to gawp at, a hundred or so years later. But, obviously, that didn't stop me going. Partly because death is so sanitised in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I think it's best to do some research before going. I was quite apprehensive at first but found the catacombs to be well lit, ventilated and respectfully done. It cost €3. Be warned, it can be difficult at times, especially in the areas dedicated to children and babies.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Acton, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

When we first arrived the catacombs were closed as it was too early so we visited the cemetary next door. That was incredible with families buried together in elaborate crypts. The dates and family names are there and it is very peaceful. Then the catacombs opened with an entry fare of 3 euros. It was enlightening to see the different... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A hidden gem in Rome. The museum is interesting but the real gem here is the crypts which are just so beautiful and so creepy at the same time. It is unnerving and fascinating and my second favorite thing in Rome after the Pantheon. Really close to the barbarini metro station. If you are after some food/drinks after visiting i... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We visited in march on a Sunday and had to wait for the catacombs to open in the rain !!! I found the place soulless ... Upsetting even. A damp dark dusty dungeon of bodies and skeletons. Knowing these people existed and now were hanging off the walls for people to gawp at just didn't seem right some how. Little... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

something right out of hitchcock--you may not want to take the tiny ones here. site mirrors the painting the triumph of death in the regional gallery. if you've seen the likes before elsewhere, there is nothing new here, though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Port, Florida
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The catacombs are arranged quite neatly and the bodies are either hanging on the walls or sort of stacked in open shelves. We were staying about an hour walk from here and picked it as a destination for a stroll around the city. It was well worth the walk.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berlin, Germany
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Prepare to see hundreds of skeletons and bodies. We had not done too much research on the place, and where not really prepared for what we saw. I thought it was very interesting to see how people dressed a 150 years ago and how their remains where preserved. My girlfriend on the other hand was mostly creeped out. Not for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini) also viewed

Palermo, Province of Palermo
 
Palermo, Province of Palermo
 

Been to Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini) and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?