We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini)

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Piazza Cappuccini 1, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091-212-117
Website
Today
9:00 am - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:30 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:30 am
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$67*
and up
Palermo Catacombs and Monreale Half-day Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,714 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 232
    Excellent
  • 186
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Never seen before

Creepy but intriguing. Well worth visiting. Slightly out of town. We took 20 mins to walk there. There are buses.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Natasha6319
,
Reading, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

1,714 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 517: English reviews
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Creepy but intriguing. Well worth visiting. Slightly out of town. We took 20 mins to walk there. There are buses.

Helpful?
Thank Natasha6319
Dumfries, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mixed feelings about this... husband and son really seemed to like it but I found it a bit odd in that all these skeletons were on display. I wonder how people would have felt if they knew this is what would happen to them hundreds of years or so after they have paid to be buried in the depths of... More 

Helpful?
Thank claire2767
Twickenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I did not enjoy this place at all,my husband and daughter found it morbidly fascinating. It is a cellar with hundreds of upright and clothed skeletons. Weird and not for everyone.

Helpful?
Thank N G
Paris
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Makes u respect life and the quality of life to be shared...once you are gone u r gone...Mondays are ok after this..embrace life while u have it

Helpful?
Thank michael s
Gurgaon, India
Level Contributor
80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very respectful display of the long dead. I see in the reviews that people say it isn't for children, but it is not scary at all. The displays are informative and offer a sanitised glimpse into the local dead people of the time. One gets a feel of the love and care that went into preparing these bodies for... More 

Helpful?
Thank NeelimaJ
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It feels surreal walking past and looking at hundreds, if not thousands, of dead persons standing up or lying in open caskets. And the two year old child can give everyone nightmares...

Helpful?
Thank Per A
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Catacombs are sepultures and in older times people(rich people) were buried under churches . I visited the catacombs of the Franciscan church in Lima, Peru and while the Lima catacombs had the bones of all the people buried under the churches by limbs, arms in ones "basket' , legs in another, skulls in another, the Capuchins catacombs has people hanging... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kamal c
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Weird place which makes you think different.It is recommend to visit it but not for children. It is a visit which stays in your mind.

Helpful?
Thank Maria T
benidorm
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After seeing a programme recently on TV decided to visit whilst on a cruise in the area. There is a little girl in a glass coffin 100 years old, who just looks like she is asleep, she is not a skeleton like nearly all the others.

Helpful?
Thank RH-HotelsBenidorm
San Carlos, California
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved the catacombs. There are signs in English that help you discover the history represented down there, such as soldiers from different eras. It's cool on a hot day, creepy, but not too claustrophobic. And the little girl is super spooky in a sweet way.

Helpful?
Thank Kate P

Travelers who viewed Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini) also viewed

 
Palermo, Province of Palermo
Palermo, Province of Palermo
 

Been to Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini) and other visitors
13 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (13)

Questions? Get answers from Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?