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Address: Piazza Cappuccini 1, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 212117
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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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Catacombs are quite easy to find, entrance is right of Capuchins cemetery in the corner. I gave only 4 stars because, there should be more extensive description of some mummies... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

strange collection of mummified bodies could be a bit disconcerting for some but we enjoyed it never seen as many bodies together before NB all ages

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely worth a visit to experience something completely different. We weren't sure what we would be seeing but it was so interesting to see the preservation of these old souls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A slightly disturbing and emotional place to visit, but worth experiencing. I wasn't sure what to expect, and was certainly taken aback to begin with.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I has visited catacombs in a number of locations in Italy including Rome and Siracusa, but Palermo's display was just too much. The endless display of dead bodies hanging from the wall, including children was quite graphic. I understand the point of it being considered respectful of the dead by local religious culture, so it is not my place to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is unusual but worth seeing. It depicts methods of body preservation. A 2-year-old child is preservedwho looks like she died yesterday. It is not for the faint of heart. Unlike other catacombs, here you see actual bodies. It really is an interesting place. Father A. Charbel is a wonderful priest who will answer any questions you have.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit to see Palermo's mummified dead. Some are as old as 500 years old. See also the most "beautiful mummy" (a 2 year old girl). Cost is 3€ and there is a small gift shop where you get tickets. Be aware that photos are not allowed. Also, check hours beforehand because they close for "siesta hours" and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do not understand why people consider this place as "fascinating". it is full of mummified cadavers hanging by the neck from the walls in what appears to be a basement of Capuchin's convent. Yes that was the tradition of these times not to bury people (I assume), but if you decide to visit, ask yourself a question - when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Catacombs a morning during our stay to Palermo.The visit was lasted about an hour.Cheap ticket.It reminds you that life is short.Best part of it the little girl which it seems to sleep.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A macabre, fascinating and at times rather sad insight into another world, bygone times and lives lived and lost/taken, sometimes far too soon. The catacombs house around 2,000 skeletons and mummified bodies, making it the largest and the most extraordinary collection of mummies in the world. The mummified body of Rosalia Lombardo is especially well preserved and is a poignant... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Catacombs are quite easy to find, entrance is right of Capuchins cemetery in the corner. I gave only 4 stars because, there should be more extensive description of some mummies. Never the less, quite an experience....

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