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Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini)

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Address: Piazza Cappuccini 1, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Visit, if you dare, this web of spooky subterranean passages where 8,000 of...

Visit, if you dare, this web of spooky subterranean passages where 8,000 of Palermo's mummified dead will greet you; some dating back over 500 years and still dressed in their absolute best.

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Not for the Faint of Heart

I planned this as my first stop on a Saturday morning, so arrived just prior to opening time at 9 AM. Only a few other visitors at that time, which was good. The catacombs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Budapest, Hungary
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This catacomb is probably one of the I've ever seen. Displays of probably hundreds of bodies are neatly shown in vertical positions, horizontal as well, and many are still dressed to their finest. The expressions on their faces are all so different. Sections on family divisions, children, etc., add to the interest. The place is ghoulish in a way, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing trip! Our guide Ricardo had a wealth of knowledge and is very passionate historian. Could have asked for a better guide.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I planned this as my first stop on a Saturday morning, so arrived just prior to opening time at 9 AM. Only a few other visitors at that time, which was good. The catacombs themselves were a surprise, with skeletons still wrapped in their burial outfits hanging from hooks on the walls, stuffed into coffins with one side removed for... More 

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well... this is pretty much what it says an underground tomb. The bodies are hanging from the walls and laying in stacked tombs. The decomposition varies and some still have hair and skin . It includes infants and children. Not for the faint hearted. There are no information boards so do a bit of research before hand. There oldest was... More 

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Mazarron, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide took us to this place. We did not know what to expect. We all found it rather gruesome, being confronted with hundreds of mummified bodies. Some of these were hanging up while others were on shelves built in to the walls. I must say this is not for the faint hearted, we did not stop in there very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite amazing, however be warned you are confronted by death on all sides as you journey into the Catacombs, and walk amongst those who completed their lifes journeys centuries ago. In 1599 the Capuchinian monks (the drink Cappucino reminded the constructors of this coffee of their brown habits and white hoods) mummified one of their brothers, Silvestro of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The catacombs of the Capuchines, located just outside the city centre, are one of the most peculiar places to visit in Palermo. The mummies (rather skeletons), dressed in their contemporary costumes, make them look like a horror scene. At the same time, it is like a trip back into time. The most appealing (wrong word, I know) body is the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very macabre, one time visit only and Good value for money @ 3€ each. Very interesting and thought provoking 😏😏😏 Only downside of a local vagrant trying to charge for parking, and no need to do so.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find. The man at the entrance is friendly and speaks english just enough. This place is really interesting, maybe a bit creepy for some at the beginning, but I'm sure anyone can easily get used to it. It's not too far from the center, I think it's worth giving it a try.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the catacombs at opening time (9 AM) and were the first in the door. The ticket seller was pleasant. The attraction was one of the places that my wife really wanted to see in Palermo. No pictures allowed inside but reasonable souvenirs at the entrance. Not for everyone but those who like funerary places will think this... More 

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