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Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini)

Piazza Cappuccini 1, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
091-212-117
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Ranked #34 of 155 Attractions in Palermo
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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North Tustin, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We walked from Via Roma, enjoying Palermo along the way. All five of us (2 adults, 3 teens) enjoyed the thought provoking sight. A little bit eerie and decorative at the same time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Fascinating! A little tricky to find by the signage...ladies remember to bring something to cover your shoulders. A very different experience & hard to get your head around the skulls & remains being real, but one not to miss. Donations to preserve this amazing site are gratefully & graciously accepted.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

My husband read about this place and wanted to go so I went with an open mind. We also took our teenage niece and nephew with us. This is a great experience and well worth the visit. Its not for everyone esp young children. You cant take photographs inside but you can purchase a booklet from the stand outside.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Excellent experience - went with a very open mind. Was well worth the visit. Morbid, but also very interesting at the same time. Allowed to go around at your own now pace, but photography was not allowed ( could purchase some postcards at little kiosk on way out - and also info book). Got a taxi from Palermo, but walked... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very interesting to see with a totally different approach. Although I don't normally like this type of place of interest, I found it amazing how this was created.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I had read about this place and I had the chance to visit it in August. It is walkable from Palermo train/bus station (40 minutes approx) but the roads can be tricky to cross, so caution should be exercised. The entry fee is €3 and you enter an underground macabre world of skeletons which have been placed there since 1599.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We visited the catacombs in the morning not quite knowing what to expect. Dead bodies. Hundreds of them. It was morbid, gross, intriguing, amazing. We had never seen anything like this before. It's definitely worth a visit if you're in Palermo. A once in a lifetime experience. I wouldn't bring kids. It's pretty gruesome - the stuff nightmares are made... More

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Bologna, Italy
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Seriously not worthy. I don't think is managed by someone from the Soprintendenza. The feel i got was that they are exploiting the place to make money in a very disrespectful way. They don't let tourists to take pictures of the dead because it is a cemetery and they say is disrespectful but they don't explain anything about the catacombs... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Our young kids loved this gruesome attraction, as did we, but did comment that there could be more informative aspects of an interactive nature like a video or guide. Amazing place.

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Mansfield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Was expecting a lot more, turned out to be dressed skeletons on a ten minute walk round That being said it is fascinating and creepy! Wish there was more story or a few descriptions etc Beware of the walk as well some of the most terrifying roads in Palermo to get there. More terrifying than what was inside

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