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Capuchins' Catacombs, Palermo

Categories: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web
Housing more than 8,000 Sicilians' mummies, Capuchins' Catacombs is one of Italy's (and the world's) most unusual and macabre attractions. Explore the tombs and hallways to view these permanent residents, the oldest of whom was embalmed in 1599. Two-year-old Rosalia Lombardo is one of the catacombs' most famous inhabitants. Although she interred in 1920, she still seems almost lifelike. The underground cavern's dry atmosphere and mineral content keep the mummies remarkably preserved. Small children and the squeamish may want to avoid this attraction. To visit Capuchins' Catacombs and get the most from your holiday in Palermo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Palermo trip itinerary planner.
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  • Unusual things to do understands the value of life whose death is part! Not suitable for those who are easily impressionable!
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  • It's worth the trip to see these thousands of skeletons in various forms and either short or in coffins.
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  • The particularity of the place captivates visitors, hanging skeletons and the surprise ending of the little girl who looks like sleeping alone is well worth the visit
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  • This was one of the most impressive places I have visited. Even being used to work with human remains professionally, this place left me without words for the first 5 minutes. It is very personal, and at the same time distant, as all those people are long gone. But they still have their individual clothes and they look at you.
  • Interesting but odd place lots of corridors filled with mummified bodies some still with their eyeballs. Some of then as young as 1900. Far away from the Center. It's a long walk through some dodgy looking spots. I would recommend a taxi there. Can't take any pictures when your there
  • Scary if you keep in mind these are all real human bones... 3€ also seemed fine. No photography allowed though!
  • You get what you are told you will. Hundreds of dead people hanging of the walls, kind of creepy. They have a midday break that's from 13 to 15 hours. Kids pay entrance too. Place is clean and well signaled. No pictures or videos are allowed.
  • This is a bizarre place, mummified dead bodies, some still with skin and hair. Entrance fees are very low, and a place you will remember. I wouldn't recommend it for sensitive or younger kids.
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