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Capuchin Monastery and Vault

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Address: Kapucinske namesti 303/5, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 542 213 232
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Worth a short side trip in Brno for sure

Kind of creepy but interesting as they say "As you are we once were" and "As we are you will soon be" or something like this. There is also some interesting history about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Valhallakey
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Brno, Czech Republic
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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kind of creepy but interesting as they say "As you are we once were" and "As we are you will soon be" or something like this. There is also some interesting history about the town that you probably won't get anywhere else. Definitely better than the crypt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If in Brno I'd definitely recommend visiting the crypt. Quite a small place but lots of fascinating information (available in several languages) accompanies the displays and bodies.

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Thank LRavers
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's plenty of signage to read about the history of the place. We were asked which language we would like the information sheets in. You are asked to be quiet and have respect, which is nice. I personally didn't really like looking at the dead monks but it's worth a visit.

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Thank Rachael C
Sunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Capuchin Monastery & Vaults are situated in the Church of the Holy Cross, it is open everyday and enter fee is cheap. The crypt contains the 18th century mummified bodies of the Capuchin friars alongside some important people from the Brno district, the preserved bodies are amazing. The crypt also contains an original fresco by Josef Stern. It provides... More 

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Thank Helen552259
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The simple church itself is interesting. However, the main draw is the crypt containing the mummified corpses of monks and other notables. Macabre but fascinating.

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Thank Ullans
Prague
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Church interior is simple but beautiful in its simplicity. The Vault is a crypt where the monks and also local dignitaries were interred. Because of the climatic conditions, the bodies were essentially mummified. While this could be a creepy display, it is actually dignified and well designed to honor these remains. I was impressed.

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Thank Veronica R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is very interesting place to visit - you can see mummified bodies and learn about history and customs of Capuchin

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Thank KarolHa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

It is small, cheap and very interesting place for visit. Small tri to the past times and to the history of Capuchin order

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Truly surprised at the mummified bodies here - some of the glass coffins were propped open - the attendant says it is because of condensation on the inside - so the bodies are still drying out??..WOW... lines of mummies on the floor where they were laid to rest. Quite beautiful and sedate.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This was the first place I had been that the actual bones of the skeletons were shown - I couldn't look at them.

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