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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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9:00 am - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:30 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 place

If you're into this kind of attractions, this is a great place for you. Medium sized catacombs with a lot of interestingly morbid skeletons and mummies, and the famously well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First must say if you are a little aprensive dont even try to enter. Its literaly death dryed people exposed. Its part of the local history and one of those creepy places that dont have sense in nowa days. After all, one thing that cannot be seen anywhere else.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a cab from a few blocks from the cruise terminal, wanted to wander a little. Catacombs were shocking and sad and very interesting. Highly recommend.

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The catacombs were so amazing, not morbid at all. It was incredible to be so close to the bodies and realize that this was a means of preserving (embalming) these bodies. The youngest little girl, Rosalia was somewhat sad due to her age of two. We had a tour guide who explained the sections of the catacombs and who was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always wanted to see it since watching an episode about it on NG. It exceeded my expectations. It is what it is, nothing more nothing less. A must see if you are into an unusual things or rare things for that matter. I had young children with me too, and with prior explanation they handled it very well (no post... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to many catacombs before and this is one of my favourites! The entrance is inexpensive, pictures are not allowed and it's a 15€ ride from the centre of the city.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're into this kind of attractions, this is a great place for you. Medium sized catacombs with a lot of interestingly morbid skeletons and mummies, and the famously well preserved body of Rosalia Lombardo, which is said to sometimes blink. It is totally worth the visit, and the price is quite accessible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is quite special. Rows and rows of bodies very differently preserved. Some were mummified, others just dried up. At the beginning I was surprised as how close you can be to these bodies, you could touch them, hug them if you wished :) You can try guessing who these people were, according to their dress (well, it is... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

It is the one of most impressive places to visit. This collection of mummified bodies does not seem very strange or fearful. I was touched to see a small girl of two years to be embalmed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

just be prepared before it, for myself i was alone in the big alley and really it was very strange as some of the body looks like they are still alive!

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