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Catacombe dei Cappuccini

Piazza Cappuccini 1, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 212117
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Piazza Cappuccini 1, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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"dead bodies"
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"little girl"
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"preserved bodies"
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"various stages"
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"strange place"
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"capuchin monks"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"worth a visit"
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"unique experience"
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"on display"
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"taking pictures"
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"catacombs"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not a place to visit for the faint hearted or any one who might suffer from claustrophobia... but I would not hv missed it for the world. It is anazing to be able to walk around and let your imagination take you back into the...More

Thank Ruth G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I am sure a certain type of visitor may find this dreadful place interesting, it certainly wasn’t for me .. I find places like this quite sad and a bit, well.. gruesome !! With so many wonderful things to see and visit in Palermo...More

Thank titusrex65
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss this catacombs if you are in Palermo. Everywhere skulls bones. Nice experience you will see how you will be look like 200 years later.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting Palermo, one of the things that can be done in this city is visiting Catacombe dei Cappuccini. It is a strange place, has about 8000 mummies. I recommend you to read about this place before entering.

2  Thank denizozsan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would not say I am particularly ghoulish but this was interesting and slightly disturbing at the same time. There are rows of corpses some hung some laid out all in full dress of the period. The corpses are preserved in the caves following the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say that it was a top priority for me, but my travel pal, my cousin really wanted to go, so we walked over to see the famous Catacombe dei Cappuccini.. It's only 3 euros. The best buy was the 10 euro book on...More

Thank Dauphine45
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose a guided tour through Sicilandays.com. Our guide, Patrizia picked us up, took us to the catacombs giving us detailed information of the why, the how and the when of the history of the catacombs. A weird insight into ancient beliefs and a less...More

Thank Geoff A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not as big as I thought it would be but very interesting and for 3 euros entrance fee really good value loved it

Thank Milena M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit. Not to expensive to get in only €3. Pretty amazing to see it all. Wouldn't recommending taking children there unless they are a bit more mature or able to show respect and be controlled. A shame about the people who disrespect...More

1  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hundreds of mummies and human skeletons on display. Read about the place before u visit. It is quite a walk from the centre of town. Three euro entry. Worth a visit

Thank leanneandtony
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Carmelites
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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Michelle E
May 30, 2017|
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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.
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Ann W
April 28, 2017|
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Response from Chara A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ann, dont worry about the lines. We visitted the Catacombs with my boyfriend on a Monday of April, around 12pm and there were no lines at all (it took about 40mins inside for us to admire the mummies). Just keep in mind... More
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