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Capuchin Monastery and Vault(Klaster kapucinu)

Address: Kapucinske nam. 5, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 542 213 232
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Ranked #12 of 67 Attractions in Brno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Newbridge, null, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Kozani, Greece
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We visited the vault knowing what we were going to face (my boyfriend is studying in Brno) but the sight of these mummies was beyond anything I dared to imagine! At the front desk a lady gave us guide sheets in English that helped a lot since we knew exactly were we were and what we were seeing. The enter... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I went to Brno specially to witness the mummies. Definitely one of the eeriest places you'll ever visit.Try snapping a selfie with one of them if you've got the guts for it!

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Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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
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16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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56 helpful votes 56 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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