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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 #36 of 218 things to do in Palermo
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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.
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“catacombs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

very imformative, but not for the squeemish. easily accessed, staff were very knowledgable and were happy to discuss any questions i had. Most of the information was written in italian it would have been nice to be able to read who and how some of the people had died.

Visited November 2012
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Bedoin, France
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“Once you've seen one....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Well...it's a trek to get there...and not my sort of thing. Not exactly ghoulish, but a cadaver too far. I think that seeing the postcard would suffice.

Visited November 2012
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Corpres made alive with style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The best exhibition on how old friends meet with only skeletons left. If you want to get off the fright of what is left of human body after death, I recommended a visit. My visit was a few years earlier than Dec 2011 and who knows if you would meet me in there, not as a visitor but a showpiece.

Visited December 2011
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New York
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“So much history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Visiting the catacombs is not for everyone. It is row after row of what looks like bodies hanging on the walls underground. It is eerie. You enter from the street where there are street vendors selling things and traffic driving by. Once you descend the steps into the catacombs, you are in a whole new world. It's amazing to think that this exists right under your feet. It is hard to imagine what you are really looking at. You should definitely investigate the catacombs before you plan on going there. Seeing it in person is much more intense than any picture.

Visited October 2012
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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“hard to find”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Impressive but hard to find. Information is a lack in this Catacombs.
Not suitable for kids in my oppinion.

Visited October 2012
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