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Capuchin Monastery and Vault(Klaster kapucinu)

Kapucinske nam. 5, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
420 542 213 232
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Ranked #11 of 82 Attractions in Brno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cemeteries
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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not many monasteries have mummies. I loved that it was something that made this place unique and worth going to. They have printed guides in English which really helps.

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Launceston, Australia
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340 reviews 340 reviews
215 attraction reviews
540 helpful votes 540 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This small monastic vault was a surprisingly interesting and incredibly moving experience. It was the highlight of our visit to Brno. We were given an English translation sheet and diligently obeyed the silence request. It was a shame that the school group that followed us in was as noisy here as they were anywhere. The lack of respect annoyed us... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Quite a surreal and eerie experience in Brno. The exhibition has about twenty mummies on display, 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 I got some laminated sheets which had some decent information on the different displays, like family ties,... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It is exactly as other reviewers have described. Yes, it is a bit macabre but nonetheless it is a historical oddity. It doesn't require much time for a visit so if you are interested, do not hesitate. We were provided with an English description of each of the mummies.

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rochester, kent
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225 reviews 225 reviews
52 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Save your money, unless you have lots of it, or it is a rainy day and you have time (and the money) to kill. Just 4-5 rooms with a few unremarkable exhibits. A bit dull to be honest. Some information is in English

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Brno, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The only think that upseted me a little bit is that it is quite small. But it is marvelous! I haven't seen so many so well preserved mummies in one place! Great place for those who love history!

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Visited the Capuchin church when in Brno in Sep 2011. Not for the squeamish. Mummified remains of monks and other notables displayed on the floor. The rest of the church was fairly average but it is worth seeing if you have the touch of the ghoul about you. Check the opening times though as it did close for a time... More

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41 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

someone did a great job preserving this place. Over here you are taken back a few centuries and get a glimpse into almost the medieval times, especially the warrior in the first room that was beheaded, very awesome!

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Brno, Czech Republic
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

If i remember correctly (i am trying to forget) you pay 60kc admission for a 5-7 minute walk into 5 rooms that have mummified remains of Capuchin monks (or so i think because nothing was in English)

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Planned a visit here on a saturday morning - it is tucked away off the market square so you need to look hard for it , missed it on last visit! English seem not particularly welcome and when we asked if English spoken were met with an abrupt 'no' - we paid for 3 adults and received one tattered laminated... More

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