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Santa Maria della Conceziones Cappuccini
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

This tour is macabre but very interesting. Walking through the passages and hearing the history of the site sent a shiver up my spine. Some items were a little confronting and hard to look at.

Visited August 2012
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Of course we came here for the crypts. My wife and I really thought this would be much more interesting than it was. Instead, it was just kind of creepy. Bluntly, a chandelier made of vertebra isn't all that beautiful or interesting, it's more morbid than anything. I got the feeling that many in there with us felt the same, as nobody tried to linger at all.

Visited May 2012
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“Where you find the Cappuchin Crypt”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

The Cappuchin Crypt is the main reason for paying visit to the Santa Maria della Conceziones church, which is just off Piazza Barberini on Via Veneto. The crypt is attached to the main church. You walk up the staircase and turn left to the main church entrance or right towards the crypt entrance.

We visited the Crypt earlier this year and were not as taken to this attraction as many of the enthusiasts that have reported on their visit here. It is interesting to see how monk bones were used to decorate the room but in the same way, its eery, a bit ominous and some might say slightly disturbing. We felt a bit neutral about our visit, finding it not a great attraction but not a bad one either. In a short trip to Rome, it seemed different to justify including this in the list of things to see and do, considering how many wonderful and world-class attractions rest in this city. However, for those on longer stays or those with particular interesting in odd sights, you might want to consider a stop here.

Santa Maria della Conceziones Cappuccini can be reached via the Bernini Metro Stop and you can also see Piazza Barberini, with the nice Tritton Fountain and the Palazzo Barberini Palace nearby. A walk up Via Veneto is also worth consideration.

Visited February 2012
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“Wonderful - if you are into this sort of thing”
Reviewed June 8, 2012

I always suspected tailbones make for excellent decorations!

Kidding aside, it is quite impressive, the way these monks decided to display their remains. Some people may think it is grotesque or evil, but i could name worse things the catholic church did to the living, compared to what these monks respectfully did to themselves, after dying a natural death.

There's also a few children's skeletons, so be warned if you are sensitive to that. I didn't go into the church proper, so i can't comment on that. There isn't a set fee to enter, but you will get very stern looks if you donate less than 2 euros per person.

It's about a 15 minute walk from the train station, 2 minutes from the Berberini metro station.

Visited May 2012
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Seal Beach, California
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“This Place Creeped Even Me Out”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

A must see if you are in Rome! This place is decorated with mummified Monks and their bones.....what they call a religious place is nothing short of a sick serial killers mind. With the walls & ceilings decorated in bones and the chandeliers made out of spinal columns, if it wasn't in the name of religion then the people who decorated this place would be arrested....this place creeped even me out.....Ed Gaines would be proud

Visited April 2012
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