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This little church is worth a visit. The bodies and their stories are macabre but it is also... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2019
Luyksgestel, The Netherlands
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Unusual place

Contrary to most of these places where mummified corpses are exposed, this church doesn’t look like... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Milan, Italy
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

This little church is worth a visit. The bodies and their stories are macabre but it is also interesting and the guide made it very entertaining.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Contrary to most of these places where mummified corpses are exposed, this church doesn’t look like a skeletons’ warehouse. The setting is respectful and the guide explanation reasonably short and interesting, it is also translated in English.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Something quite unusual but if in Urbania, worth a visit. The town itself is small with a small historic centre but features in the history of the area. Many visitors come here to learn the language and wrap themselves in medieval culture. Small but nice.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Deborah H
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Tucked away at the back of a small church you enter a room that has 12 bodies in behind glass that are preserved dating back form 1800's Fantastic value for 2 Euros the guide speaks in a few languages and has a great story to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

For story's and dark dreamers - you have to read the tags ! Visit requires about two hours : the chapel and guest to Brotherhood was a small building

Date of experience: December 2015
Reviewed July 31, 2015

The guides (free with the 2 euro admission price) are knowledgeable about the history of the mummies kept in the church. The tour of how these mummies came to be mummified and the story behind each one of the mummies is a real eye opener....More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is a story of two halves: the first is that of the construction of the 'Church of the dead' itself. The second is the (much longer) saga of the unhappy deaths of those exhumed and displayed in glass cases in the chapel. The...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

It is really small and the guide only spoke Italian but was enthousiast. We found it all interesting.

Thank Josv_12
Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very interesting, but not for the faint-.hearted. The mummies you see in the photos have a story to tell - one was a woman who died during a caesarian, for example.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank AraRob
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Church full of mummified dead people. My 7 year old son was intrigued. My 10 year old daughter was horrified. Overall very interesting & I would put top of the list for any visit to Urbania.

Date of experience: July 2014
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