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Santa Maria della Conceziones Cappuccini

#192 of 1,426 things to do in Rome
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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 27, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Knew almost nothing about the monks and church of Santa Maria before this exhibition. Very well set out and informative, with text in both Italian and English. The bone decorated... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
Jamieson C
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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice place to visit which is full of history and impressive "bone church" building inside with needs to be seen o be believed. This was one of my highlights of my trip to Rome and i will never forget this experience.

Thank bobbyburnfoot
San Gwann, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is nice but nothing extraordinary but visit the museum (with its Saint Francis attributed to Caravaggio), and especially the Crypt with all bones decorations. It is a must, especially since it is reputed to be one of the oldest and which influenced popular other bone crypts in other countries.

Thank Pierre B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took our 9 year old with us to visit and she thought it was brilliant. Impressive patterns made from parts of the human skeleton. Try and visit when not many people there.

Thank 10Lila
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never pass up a "Bone Church"... ever. But had I known about this one, I probably would have. To be fair, they have made a decent attempt at putting together a nice museum and the display of cadavers created by the monks is pretty amazing -- the whole thing takes 15-20 minutes at a normal pace; not quite enough... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Knew almost nothing about the monks and church of Santa Maria before this exhibition. Very well set out and informative, with text in both Italian and English. The bone decorated crypt is beautiful with an eerie element, but definitely worth the €8.50 ticket. The church itself if also beautiful with an amazing selection of paintings.

Thank Jamieson C
Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Years ago the entrance to the crypt was open to the public with a free offer. It seems that the poor friars became more interested into the "devil's dung"... And now you have to pay the ridiculous sum of 8,5€ to access also a small and scarcely interesting museum. The added annoyance is given by the people at the entrance,... More 

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Ibiza, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I have to admit I usually don't bother writing reviews on attractions, but this one is something else. It was the surprise of the trip, absolutely fascinating!!! If you are not easily disturbed by the idea of watching small chappels decorated with a massive amount of human bones, don't miss it!

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Who knew that our bones could be arranged into such elegant art? This isn't a large church or exhibit, just a few, highly decorated rooms. Fascinating to be among the bones.

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Surprise, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Our guide told us about the "bone church." It is amazing and creepy. The monks constructed entire rooms, including chandeliers, made of monks' bones. For instance, the crypt of the pelvis, the crypt of the skull. There are other displays before you enter this part which are worth seeing; however, time constraints made us hurry through.

Thank lotsagoldens
Hamilton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

When I saw the crypt with all its bones in 2010, it was dingy, poorly lit, and probably not too unlike it had been for hundreds of years. But now, someone has come in and spruced it up and made a modern facility. I liked it better before. But, seeing the place still leaves you knowing why the Capuchin monks... More 

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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and Via Veneto neighbourhood earned its reputation as a posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and models while bored housewives hung out in streetside cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the cocktails, but the neighbourhood is now home to five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to Villa Borghese, a beautiful park for sporting and cultural adventures. If you're looking for tranquility by night, this may be the place: Ludovisi and Veneto tend to shut down after 20:00.
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