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Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini)

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Address: Piazza Cappuccini 1, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 212117
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Visit, if you dare, this web of spooky subterranean passages where 8,000 of...

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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Interesting and creepy both

We arrived at the catacombs at opening time (9 AM) and were the first in the door. The ticket seller was pleasant. The attraction was one of the places that my wife really wanted... read more

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well... this is pretty much what it says an underground tomb. The bodies are hanging from the walls and laying in stacked tombs. The decomposition varies and some still have hair and skin . It includes infants and children. Not for the faint hearted. There are no information boards so do a bit of research before hand. There oldest was... More 

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Mazarron, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide took us to this place. We did not know what to expect. We all found it rather gruesome, being confronted with hundreds of mummified bodies. Some of these were hanging up while others were on shelves built in to the walls. I must say this is not for the faint hearted, we did not stop in there very... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite amazing, however be warned you are confronted by death on all sides as you journey into the Catacombs, and walk amongst those who completed their lifes journeys centuries ago. In 1599 the Capuchinian monks (the drink Cappucino reminded the constructors of this coffee of their brown habits and white hoods) mummified one of their brothers, Silvestro of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The catacombs of the Capuchines, located just outside the city centre, are one of the most peculiar places to visit in Palermo. The mummies (rather skeletons), dressed in their contemporary costumes, make them look like a horror scene. At the same time, it is like a trip back into time. The most appealing (wrong word, I know) body is the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very macabre, one time visit only and Good value for money @ 3€ each. Very interesting and thought provoking 😏😏😏 Only downside of a local vagrant trying to charge for parking, and no need to do so.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find. The man at the entrance is friendly and speaks english just enough. This place is really interesting, maybe a bit creepy for some at the beginning, but I'm sure anyone can easily get used to it. It's not too far from the center, I think it's worth giving it a try.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the catacombs at opening time (9 AM) and were the first in the door. The ticket seller was pleasant. The attraction was one of the places that my wife really wanted to see in Palermo. No pictures allowed inside but reasonable souvenirs at the entrance. Not for everyone but those who like funerary places will think this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit here, entrance is cheap, and a visit will typically last 30 minutes. There is no smell - for those that may be concerned about this, and is not in the slightest bit scary or gory. There are in fact some very well preserved bodies, including one of a little girl Rosario, who was the last to... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there because we saw it on the internet. First outside you have the typical gipsy asking for money to let you park in a free zone. Then the ticket is 3€ and they are not kind.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

This place is unlike any other on the planet. We had three teenagers in our group and they loved it. We all agreed it was the highlight of our two weeks in southern Italy and cannot be missed.

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