Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini

Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, Rome

Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini

Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
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Cemeteries • Churches & Cathedrals
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Plan your visit
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Ludovisi
How to get there
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 2 min walk
  • Spagna • 6 min walk
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4.0
308 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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52
Poor
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Terrible
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Jon L
Olathe, KS236 contributions
You should visit
Jan 2020
First visited 10 years ago, on my first trip to Rome. The crypts are of course the big draw. At the time, you just tossed a donation in a basket and visited about five very creepy arched rooms adorned with the artistically arranged bones of many many former monks (and children, not sure where they came from,) along with mummified Capuchin monks still in their brown robes. The last crypt has a sign that says ""What you are now, we once were; what we are now, you shall be" in several languages. They were hard core. Beware, you're going to remember seeing this. Since the first visit, they've added a stiffer admission price and a whole museum about the religious order. The church itself is beautiful, don't skip it. I remember standing there on my first day ever in Europe, jetlagged as all hell, thinking, "this is what a 500 year old church smells like?" Shakespeare could have gone there. You should too.
Written April 19, 2020
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,371 contributions
Artistic Scenes of the Afterlife
Mar 2020 • Solo
Fascinating display of human bones laid out in several chapels. These bones (of more than two thousand monks) are not haphazardly displayed, rather a great deal of thought, detail and creative execution went into these crypts. There are not only bones laid out to create a particular design or scene (such as a clock), but there are several in-tact bodies that are positioned as if still living. There is a lot of symbolism here. The descriptions are very informative. The attached museum offers some interesting facts about the Cappuchins along with their presence and work around the world. No photos are allowed inside. Allow a good 45 minutes to an hour here.
Written March 3, 2020
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Sarah T
Cleveland, OH39 contributions
Museum + Crypt Were OK
Oct 2019
There was a fair amount of artwork and items on display in the museum which were interesting to look at. It probably took 30 minutes to go through the museum. The crypt was interesting to see the artwork made from bones, but it only took about 15 minutes to walk through that area. In all, it was an interesting place to visit, but the price was high for the short time we spent there.
Written November 2, 2019
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia11,557 contributions
Artworks
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is not a famous or even well known church. It does however house some beautiful artwork and a lovely ceiling mural.
Written September 26, 2019
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Terryt
Limassol City, Cyprus62 contributions
Beautiful and creepy
Jun 2019 • Couples
Not one of the main sights, but such a fascinating place to see. Once you are through the museum you enter the crypt where the walls are lined with the bones of the past monks. This will not take much of your time and is only a short walk from the Trevi fountain or the Spanish steps.
Written July 11, 2019
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melanielivesey84
Manchester, UK208 contributions
immaculate conception
May 2019 • Friends
Visited here last week. Lovely place. I enjoyed visiting lots of basilicas aka churches also the column of immaculate conception
Written May 7, 2019
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Tommi L
Kuopio, Finland85 contributions
Intresting history and exhipition
Apr 2019 • Couples
A little different but interesting place. If you get the guide to the cappuccini munchs in the show is the interesting site of the exhibition. The specialty of the item is Cryptats that are full of bones and mums of the latest monks. Long even a horrifying place
Written April 9, 2019
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swtravelmom
Livingston, NJ293 contributions
Museum and Crypts are fascinating!
Nov 2018 • Friends
The museum and crypt of the Capuchin Friars of Rome is an interesting attraction. The crypts have thousands of bones of the Monks arranged in an artistic and macabre manner.
Written January 30, 2019
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JC F
Syracuse, NY21 contributions
Fascinating Museum & Crypts
Jan 2019 • Couples
While this is a somewhat small museum which leads into the crypts, it is, perhaps, the most modern and up-to-date of the many museums in Rome. The audio guide, which is included in the entry price, is the most user-friendly and best audio presentation of all the many guides we used not only in Rome but throughout Italy. One of the 'hidden highlights' in the museum is a 'recently' discovered painting of St Frances by Caravaggio (one of many he did). It is an interesting audio tour in a dialogue presentation between 'the visitor' and the Capuchin Monk, and provides a glimpse of the history of the Capuchins. The guide also picks up in the crypts and gives great narrations of the last 3 crypts. The crypts themselves may be unnerving for some - but do provide a stark picture of what we shall be. No photos allowed in the museum or crypts.
Written January 16, 2019
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krubesh
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates231 contributions
Bones, bones, and more bones
Jan 2019 • Solo
I enjoyed being allowed to walk through the first half of this museum and learn about a few of the outstanding Cappuccini monks. Powerful quotes and courageous stories filled the modern but warm space. There was no tour guide to rush you through. The latter half, the Cripta, was beautiful, but in a disturbing way. One can’t help but find a scull among the hundreds and wish you could initiate a conversation with the person in real time.
Written January 9, 2019
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