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Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini)

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Address: Piazza Cappuccini 1, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091-212-117
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Visit, if you dare, this web of spooky subterranean passages where 8,000 of...

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.

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I came here twice. It was like nothing i have ever seen .. Even though i did visit catacombs before. Very well presented... So many mummies and skeletons of adults, kids and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here twice. It was like nothing i have ever seen .. Even though i did visit catacombs before. Very well presented... So many mummies and skeletons of adults, kids and babies... Some of them - animated, others - peaceful. Id highly recommend a visit here. Check times of operation as there is a loong lunch break in mid... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into history and not spooked by corpses I would definitely recommend a visit. It is a very interesting place, and unique.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was intense and amazing. These deceased people paid to be here and picked out there final resting clothes. They even spent time here to hang out and get used to the place before they died.....crazy, and amazing.

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting! There was a certain sense that someone was with you all the way, but not in a scary way! It really made you speak in hushed tones and be respectful of the dead! I wouldn't take young children in there! The exhibit was very clean and well maintained. I would go again!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited a lot of Catacombs in particular recently the ones in Malta ,this is the first where the bodies have been hung on hooks and left to dedicate complete with clothes and hair in a few cases. It made you realise that whoever you think you in life now we all end up looking the same when dead.A... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We debated on going to see the catacombs as I was unsure how I'd react to being in cellars with lots of dead bodies! It was not as cramped and dark as I anticipated so I was fine. In fact it was strangely fascinating and I'm glad I overcame my apprehension and visited.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good friend, who lived in Sicily back in the 90’s, insisted that we visit this place; it was, he said, his favorite in all of Palermo. My wife and I took the long walk down Via Cappuccini where every third Palermitian pointed us in the direction of the Catacombs, assuming that any foreigner could not be heading down this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

7,000 mummified bodies of the Palermo elite and Friars of the religious order. Worth a visit. I would recommend - walk right to the very end of Via Cappucina and it is on the right of the Piazza

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting insight into how people were buried. No information provided about the catacombs. we were lucky enough to catch the information provided by a organised tour group. It would have been great if they could have provided some information. I would recommend to read up before attending.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The catacombs are such an amazing experience. So interesting to see the way in which different cultures celebrated the dead in the past. Some are unbelievably well preserved! I would 100% recommend, but it is not for everyone!

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