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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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The vault is tucked behind the church an although you may have read a review of it nothing can prepare you for just how amazing and moving this place is. Essentially it contains... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Skawina, Poland
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Skawina, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The vault is tucked behind the church an although you may have read a review of it nothing can prepare you for just how amazing and moving this place is. Essentially it contains the mummies of a number of the great and the good and well as monks who have been left to desiccate. The important people are in glass... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

It's a place that will make you reflect on your own life. Very spiritual experience. Best to visit it alone so you can focus on every detail.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

A fascinating place right off the main square. The mummies are in a variety of coffins or just laid out and in very good shape. (70Kr entrance and 30 kr photo – together about $4). Very small - only takes about 1/2 hour to view.

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Edina, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

This is an unusual place since over 40 mummies of monks are kept in a crypt underneath the monastery. There is a story here which is very interesting. Although it is somewhat eerie, it is suitable for children and there are English translations. It takes only about a half hour or so to go through the crypt. Well worth a... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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Thank Valhallakey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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Sunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

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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