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“Bizarre but interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini)

Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini)
Piazza Cappuccini 1, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
091-212-117
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Ranked #34 of 156 Attractions in Palermo
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites
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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.
Whitianga, New Zealand
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Bizarre but interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Not to everyone's liking but we found it interesting. Certainly different walking down the corridors or central passage looking at mummies standing and lying on shelves. One I bought a postcard of was from 1871. No photos allowed so we all had to leave our cameras on the bus. Worth a visit if you have time.

Visited June 2012
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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“Awesome place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I have been too so many catacombs but this was the only one that I seen mummies face to face. It's not scary at all after all. Definitely recommended.

3 Euro per person. The Catacombs is closed from 1230 - 1500 and we have to come back the next day. Open from 0900 - 1230 then 1500 - 1700.

Visited January 2013
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Albinyana, Spain
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“strange but moving experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This attraction had been recommended as somewhere a little bit different to visit, and that sure was true!Not the easiest of places to get to as it is quite a distance form the other main attractions in the town.However it was definitely worth it as it was an experience unlike any other.
You walk through the corridors lined with the mummified corpses of all shapes and sizes, each with a story to tell from the capuchin monks themselves to professional people, woman and even children. Rather gruesome but moving at the same time.

Visited December 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Powerful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This is a difficult place to review as it is not the average tourist attraction but i have to say it was one of the most memorable that i have ever been to. It is a powerful place to go and really can evoke a lot of feelings as you walk around. It is quite something and i think different people would have very different opinions about the place but for me i would have to say it was very much worth going to and would recommend.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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“Facinated but beware those with sensible souls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

I've been there twice and each time I adored it. It's true that visiting a catacomb can sound gruesome but hey it's a catabomb. What do you expect. I still regret not going last time I was in Palermo. As a history buff I was facinated by the clothing still being on the skeleton. Rather it's the clergy man, noble man or peasant. It's like walking through a time capsule.

Visited June 2012
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