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Capuchin Monastery and Vault

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Address: Kapucinske namesti 303/5, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic
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the vaults and history were fascinating and the mummies of the monks were very interesting. Worth the trip.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the vaults and history were fascinating and the mummies of the monks were very interesting. Worth the trip.

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, enlightening experience giving an insight into times gone by. Full of fascinating and relevant information about the monks/nobles and surrounding Brno.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The vault contains the coffins of nobles, some of them galss-covered, who gave the monastery financial support. ONe is still in his cavalry officer's unifrom, including great knee boots. Further on the monks are simply laid out in their brown robes on the floor, their bones covered in shriveled skin. It is remarkable how this monastery and many other religious... More 

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Skawina, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 29 October 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 18 September 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 17 September 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 24 August 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.

Thank Valhallakey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 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.

Thank Rachael C

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