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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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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.
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Very interesting experience!

We decided to pay the Catacombs a visit during our trip to Palermo, and found them very interesting. Some were better preserved than others but nevertheless this is definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We decided to pay the Catacombs a visit during our trip to Palermo, and found them very interesting. Some were better preserved than others but nevertheless this is definitely worth a visit. The entrance was only 3e and be sure to reserve around 1h to look through the catacombs in peace and quite.

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Welland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We took the bus from the Independenza stop. Travel time was not long... waiting for a bus in the heat was worst part. Once we got into the area of the Catacombs, signs were posted all around and it was easy to find. The Tourist Office in Palermo is very helpful and gave us all the info we needed to... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were troubled by the many advices warning people not to visit this place with small children. After showing them some pictures however we eventually decided to visit this place with our 6 yo son and 3 yo daughter and both of them were very interested and intrigued by this place. For them it was definitely a highlight of our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Wasn't sure what to expect with this one but it was sobering, sad and reminding of our mortality although lucky to be living in modern times. Worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Dreadfully disappointed. The information I read beforehand suggested the bodies were mummified, allowing facial features to be seen but, in fact, most are merely skulls. There is one child that is beautifully preserved (and is used in the promotional material) but don't be fooled into thinking any of the other bodies are anywhere close to the same state of preservation.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I was a little nervous entering the Catacombs and soon realized I was right in feeling that way. I have never seen anything like the sights that awaited there. But, as I moved through the rooms, my nervousness faded and I became intrigued by what I was seeing. Well worth a visit, expected to be a bit weirded out at... More 

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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The ticket is 3 euros, it is closed during lunch time, the timetable is 9 am to 1 pm and then 3 pm to 6 am everyday, you cannot take pictures inside.basically what you see is mummies (most of them are now skeletons) dressed in the clothes of their time. it may be shocking if you are not prepared.. Better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

When I first entered the catacombs, I thought it was a Halloween spook house. I was completely unprepared for what we were seeing. It is not a place for young children. Strangely fascinating and well worth a visit. No photographs allowed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place is not for everybody: definitively not for children nor people very sensible to death things and of certain strong beliefs. Nor is it for people looking for a funny happy time. One person in my group walked out within 3 minutes of entering. This place demands respect as it is a sacred ground in all sense of Christian... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Although I can see the historical interest that brings tour groups to the catacombs, I also found it disturbing and disrespectful of the remains of the people contained there. It is a gruesome place. The story the docent tells about the dripping rooms is gruesome as well. I could see facial expressions on some of the corpses hanging on the... More 

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Additional Information about Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini)

Address: Piazza Cappuccini 1, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091-212-117
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 am  3:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 am  3:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am  3:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am  3:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 am  3:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 am  3:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am  3:00 pm - 12:30 am

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