Catacombe dei Cappuccini, Palermo

3.9
Housing more than 8,000 Sicilians' mummies, Catacombe dei Cappuccini 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. Make Catacombe dei Cappuccini a part of your Palermo vacation plans using our Palermo journey planner .
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  • Travel leaders warns that this apparently is not for the faint of heart. Nonsense. The display is not more or less exciting than a nameless stimulus. The mummies are largely in a State of disrepair, consist of clothed skeletons. You met the individuals with respect, as it concerned a cemetery also respectfully. There is a ban on photography, which however does not correspond dead which, for money optical and exemplary display.
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  • The horrible tradition-mumificirovat dead. It's hard to believe that you are a human body instead of dolls. Fortunately, there is no odor.
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  • Free parking right in front of this hidden gem, cheap and not crowded at all. Hundreds of mummified bodies. Too bad there’s no English information, besides the sections they made (males, females, kids...  more »
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  • Very new experience. Maybe not a place one would like to go a second time, but for the first time it's nice because it's a new experience. And also it gives inspiration to oneself, and makes you think about the reality of you and your body. There is a mummy for a girl inside which was preserved in a very good condition, you feel amazed how they could do that. It's a nice place for people who want to discover new things, and not much nice for people who prefer nature. Taking photographs is completely forbidden inside.
  • I do not recommend it. Is one of a kind, but it is creepy. Hundreds of death bodies exposed on the walls. The tickets is cheap, but is should not allowed to enter kids. If you are a morbid person is a place for you. But for me, even out of curiosity it was way too much.
  • Creepy place to visit, but I think it is a must see in Palermo if you are into history and cultural heritage. You are not allowed to take pictures inside. It is a pity we did not have a guide that could speak to you about what happened there. But we did some research on Google on our own while inside.
  • This offers exactly what they promise. I found the catacombs unsettling and didn't really enjoy the experience; however it certainly is something that I won't forget. Some of the categories that the bodies have been allocated to remind you of how difficult it would have been to live in this time. We took our children (9 and 12 yrs old) and both found the experience valuable and again whilst not enjoyable, certainly a good learning experience. You are not allowed to take photos inside.
  • One of the best spot in Sicily to see. The waxed bodies were terrifying but also really interesting to see them with their stories written around the corners. The ticket was affordable.
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