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Capuchin Monastery and Vault(Klaster kapucinu)

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Address: Kapucinske nam. 5, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 542 213 232

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Very interesting crypt

The crypt was a very interesting experience. The notables and Capuchin monks that were buried here mummified instead of decomposed, which makes the bodies extra interesting to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Sammamish, Washington
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is definitely one of the top attractions in Brno, but not for sissies. You will see the mummified and dried bodies of different ages, status, etc. However, the detailed descriptions at some exhibits are in Czech only - you'll get a sheet in English with the basic stuff translated, though.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

In the cellar of this little monastery, there are dozens of mummified monks. Spooky but amazing - don't miss it!

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Sammamish, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The crypt was a very interesting experience. The notables and Capuchin monks that were buried here mummified instead of decomposed, which makes the bodies extra interesting to look at. The lids of the coffins are all removed, and the last chamber (where the monks are buried) is definitely worth the visit. You pay a bit extra to be able to... More 

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We found this place to be eerie and a bit creepy. The admission fee was cheap though the amount of information in English was lacking, only about five pages to read. There's definitely room to add to the experience for non-Czech speakers. We walked through in about twenty minutes. We really liked the place and was the first time we... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Mummies were definitely not something that would come to mind when thinking about the Czech Republic; this blew my mind! This is truly a fascinating place and well worth a visit. I went on a day when I had the place to myself; it was quiet and eerie and still. The mummified nobles were the most interesting because you could... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Definitely worth money and time. Very "real" and spooky. If you dont know which one you should choose of this or "kostnica" under St. Jacob church - you should definitely should go for this one. You will get more informations, its cheaper and bigger and more interesting. Staff is very friendly and helpful as well.

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Newbridge, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The crypt is known for the remains of the Capuchin monks who are all laid out in a single room but there are about three or four other chambers containing the mummified remains of tradesmen and dignitaries of Brno's past. An English language printed guide is provided. I find these sort of places peaceful and fascinating. It's can only be... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Not to everyone's taste and definitely not for the squeamish, but otherwise and interesting visit and a look back into the past.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

half of which belong to characters which played a more prominent role in the history of Brno, and the rest belonging to ‘simple’ Capuchin monks. Upon entry we got some laminated sheets which had some decent information on the different displays, like family ties, place of burial, etc. Some mummies still wore traditional clothing. IT WAS GREAT!

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Lublin, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I expected to see some interesting cellars from the point of architecture - a disappointment. Mummies make you thing of fragility of human life, but I do not recommend this place if you seek just entertainment. However, tickets help to support the historic church. A nice exhibition of miniature models of Moravian village just next door.

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