Capuchin Monastery and Vault

Capuchin Monastery and Vault, Brno

Capuchin Monastery and Vault

Capuchin Monastery and Vault
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chimayred
Durham, NH2,013 contributions
well worth it
Aug 2021
small admission fee, a little hard to find; interesting history and interesting relics. I would definitely recommend this. Could be a little creepy for young kids what with a good number of dessicated mummies in crypts.
Written September 5, 2021
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Ali I
48 contributions
Interesting but not for the faint hearted
Sep 2020 • Couples
This monastery preserved the bodies of monks and benefactors in a way that turned them into mummies. Now you can see the mummified bodies and learn a bit about their lives. But be aware you will see a lot of dead bodies, and they should be treated with respect. It is certainly a sobering experience.
Written September 5, 2020
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OliverBxx
Amberg, Germany233 contributions
A must see in Brno
Jul 2020
In my opinion this is a very interesting Place. The church is very beautiful with baroque interior. When you pay (80 CZK) you can visit the crypt.
When you enter the Crypt you see many Mummies. Some visitors maybe interested, other Visitors are expelled.
I belong to the First ones. To see the Mummies, that had once been Humans 200 yrs. ago is quite fascinating.
It reminds you, that every Human ist evanescent.
Written August 5, 2020
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Walter S
Vienna, Austria1,987 contributions
It feels strange to give a crypt an “Excellent”
Feb 2020
– but we do because of a presentation that feeds curiosity without hurting dignity. Unlike other crypts of that type/order – dusty, poorly lit, ill preserved – here you get the feeling “them are well taken care”. - The history of Trenk is pretty interesting too.
Written March 1, 2020
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linda E
Vienna, Austria10 contributions
interesting
Jan 2020
Interesting to visit, provides nice background about the Capuchin and the entrance fee is pretty affordable.
Written February 12, 2020
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Anita251991
Worcester Park, UK630 contributions
A bit morbid
Feb 2020 • Couples
Myself and my boyfriend visited here today. It does not take very long to get round at all. There are roughly 4 rooms with various corpses in them. It's okay to waste 20 mins but don't rush to go there if you have other things to do. The ticket cost 80czk which is roughly £1.70.
Written February 6, 2020
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John B
3 contributions
Very interesting
Nov 2019 • Friends
Well documented in several languages, interesting historical facts and anecdotes in a very respectful and sobering setting.
Written November 12, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Capuchin Crypt visit
Oct 2019
This building used to belong to the order of Capuchin Monks, who also used it as a place of burial for themselves and some of their wealthy patrons. The dry and cool conditions caused many of the buried to dry out and become mummified. There’s no audio guide on offer, but the museum does provide written guides in a few languages, and I think all the rooms also had some description. At first it does feel a bit morbid looking at all those mummies, but you get used to it.

I enjoyed it for being such a unique museum and the museum for providing more than enough information about the background of the church and the deceased.
Written October 17, 2019
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Ormont
Brooklyn, NY66 contributions
Morbid attraction
Jul 2019
One of the city's leading attractions is the monastery’s ghoulish cellar crypt. Apparently, the dry, well-ventilated crypt has the natural ability to turn dead bodies into mummies. Up to 150 cadavers were deposited here prior to 1784, all lying on the floor in their final repose. The desiccated corpses including monks, abbots and local notables (parental discretion advised and even some adults might be grossed out and should avoid this site). The noblemen paid large sums of money to be interred here in the hope that proximity to the monks might improve their prospects in the afterlife.
Written September 28, 2019
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Daina Eve O
255 contributions
Very thought-provoking, super creepy (interesting) mummies
Sep 2019
This was a pretty cool experience. A lot of information about the history of the monastery is provided, which may be somewhat interesting even to someone who isn't much interested in religion, and of course the mummies are what everyone really goes to see.
I liked learning about the different parts of the old monastery, and the whole environment was very thought-provoking. I don't often have to just sit and process things after I see them, but after the crypt I sat in the courtyard outside for a while just thinking.
The mummies are, as you would expect, gruesome and fascinating. A lot of information is provided about their identities, when known.
They had information sheets in multiple languages (at least Czech, English, Italian, Hungarian), and all of the signs were in both Czech and English.
Written September 10, 2019
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