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Museum and Crypt of Capuchins

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Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 27 | Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione della Beata Vergine Maria, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs

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Museum was new since our last visit

E8 + E5 for audio tour. The Museum had interesting artefacts. We found that the audio didn’t add much in information to the printed labels, mainly more “colour”. The highlight was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
toad69
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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Maybe it's just me but this exhibition of ornamental human bones just completely disturbed me. I expected to be fascinated but if you are in any way sensitive I would avoid this. It is fairly expensive I think too.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

E8 + E5 for audio tour. The Museum had interesting artefacts. We found that the audio didn’t add much in information to the printed labels, mainly more “colour”. The highlight was the crypts. Amazing to see the bones of 3,700 people (mainly monks) in a decorative manner.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Museum and Crypt of Capuchins because my adult daughter wanted to go. I had viewed photos online so knew what to expect in the actual crypt, but to actually be there and see it in person is quite the experience. I enjoyed the museum side as well and found the history of the order quite interesting. I... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Dress code before you go. No bare legs or shoulders but anything just above knee seemed fine. You can't take photographs in there. Even through you know it's a crypt filled with "decorative" bones (after a walk through museum) its 3 or 4 rooms of "design" of full skeletal monks in robes surrounded with body parts ie one rooms was... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This crypt is not as well known an attraction as many other spots in Rome, but it is quickly growing in popularity. Situated under a Capuchin church, the crypt is home to the skeletons of over 3,700 monks of the order. Until it was outlawed by the king, the monks engaged in the practice of burying their dead in the... More 

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Heckmondwike, United Kingdom
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Not sure what I expected from this but it wasn't what I saw. From what I understand it's all done in the name of art. Not my cup of tea. Lots of bones in decretive position....

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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I really looked forward to seeing this. The crypt at the end is amazing to see. It has a museum to start with, but what let it down were some unhelpful staff. There are bones on the walls that are in touching range ... don't touch! It's tempting because there are right there and not even covered by mesh to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is notably less popular than other attractions in Rome. On a scorching day, this was a nice retreat. Located very close to the nearest Tube Station.The museum was interesting: We learnt a lot about the Capuchin Monks and how they lived (and also their interactions with religion). The main reason we were drawn to the attraction was the Bone... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

May not be a "must see" but certanly worth your time. The Capuchin Crypt is a small space comprising several tiny chapels located beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini. It’s a bizarre sight containing the skeletal remains of 3,700 bodies believed to be Capuchin friars buried by their order. There are six total rooms in the... More 

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Went here yesterday, very eerie place but well worth the visit.. you need to cover ur shoulders and wear trousers when visiting...

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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and Via Veneto neighborhood earned its reputation as a posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and models while bored housewives hung out in streetside cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the cocktails, but the neighborhood is now home to five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to Villa Borghese, a beautiful park for sporting and cultural adventures. If you're looking for tranquility by night, this may be the place: Ludovisi and Veneto tend to shut down after 8pm.
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