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Catacombe dei Cappuccini

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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.
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Piazza Cappuccini 1, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 212117
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a creepy, but an interesting experience. You can see skeletons from 1840 up to 1940 and also the famous Rosalia, the well-preserved corpse of the little girl. It is better if you read about the place before, so you can understand more about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NorthStar40149
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Macabre place, remote of the main city. These are not mummies but merely sceletons, dried out human remains with one side broken open coffins to make them visible. The more, be very vigilant for theft in that part of the city, do not walk around,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank conrad57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to visit the catacombs expecting to get more information about the place once on site. The lack of information about the remains subtracts from this unique experience. After returning to my hotel I read about the burials and mummification process. Knowing this before...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank clero1
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This was an interesting experience. There was a totally different energy than outside under the sun. It's amazing to see how preserved some of the mummies are. The only thing that bothered me was that quite a few visitors were taking pictures (with flash) even...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fonzeh
Reviewed December 5, 2018

The museum has the biggest selection of mummies in the world and you experience a different type of just a simple visit to a museum. The mummies are placed in a every single wall of the catacombs and are categorised according to the sex,age or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

It may sound macabre but my wife had wanted to see this for many years and she wasnt disappointed. Weird, wacky, sad, amazing all at the same time. The colours of the clothes on the corpses have faded but she would still highly recommend it....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Hard to review to be honest but I think it is one of them things that you want the experience of seeing but wouldn't be rushing back. Cheap entry. A very eerie experience but fascinating at the same time. I wouldn't recommend to anyone who...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Visited today by myself since I could not get anyone to visit with me. It does not take a lot of time, so if you are short on time it is a good choice.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wolf3728
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

I really wouldn’t take children! This is the kind of place that would have given me nightmares as a kid. What I wasn’t prepared for was not only how many corpses there are in the catacombs, but also the fact that most of them are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 255MandyG
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Free parking right in front of this hidden gem, cheap and not crowded at all. Hundreds of mummified bodies. Too bad there’s no English information, besides the sections they made (males, females, kids, babies and monks). No photo and video allowed.

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 15, 2018|
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Response from BorderTerrierMom2 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t have any children in our party when we visited, but there was a family with a young boy entering as we were leaving and he was clearly afraid. Poor child might remember the visit for the rest of his life. Each... More
September 12, 2017|
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Response from LeBordelait | Reviewed this property |
About half an hour. There's no wait. It can get quite packed though.
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Response from alocinDundee | Reviewed this property |
You can do either, we did it ourselves but our hotel offered to arrange a tour option.