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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 #12 of 106 things to do in Brno
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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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“Creepy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We toured the Capuchin Crypt in the basement of the Monastery in Brno.
No photos were permitted, which is in respect for the bodies that are on display.
The caskets contain skeletal remains, and there is a glass top which puts the bodies on easy display.
In the bottom of the crypt, there are monks whose skeletons lie on the floor in rows behind a glass wall for easy viewing. It is very cryptic.(that was not meant to be a pun). I found the whole thing to be quite disturbing, but the people whom I was with were fascinated.

Visited July 2012
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Horsens, Denmark
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“Monastery and crypt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Lovely monastery with decorated crypt that gives goose bumps to many visitors, scary and interesting at the same time

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Exceeded Expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

This crypt is very well done and informative. I must admit, I got a little creeped out while in there. As someone that has seen a lot of mummies on her travels (not sure why), this really made me think and appreciate life. I recommend!

Visited July 2012
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London
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“Does what it says on the tin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Visited the crypt in the Capuchin Church, and there was definately no disappointments.
Mummies/corpses were spectacularly preserved, and the mass "allotment" at the end was indeed spine-chilling.
Must see in Brno!

Visited April 2012
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UK
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“Interesting - strangely enhances one's sense of mortality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Not many exhibits, but fascinating and an Interesting encounter- strangely enhances one's sense of mortality. "As we are so will you be." Many attractions were closed or being refurbished in March - outr time of visit, however this was a quiet and settling experience. If you have never seen mummified people then here is an alternative to the catacombs of parts of Italy.

Visited March 2012
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