Convento dei Cappuccini, Palermo

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  • It's definitely a place out of the ordinary, where one can find the stories and lives of people so different from each other as well as much closer now after death.
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  • I was very excited to see this place, I found it here on TripAdvisor and I was looking forward to it as it’s something extraordinary and rare. I was surprised, there were much more dead bodies than I ...  more »
  • One thing that is unique in the world, visit the site, not suitable for minors and impressionable people
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  • people should learn this is a prayer / meditation place. you are supposed to behave properly. not to shout, not to make growls or zombie talk. that is, to respect the place and the other visitors. the meaning of the catacombe is to remind you you shall also be dead: and i wish for you the sooner the least respect you pay to the ones buried there.
  • Very interesting place to visit. It's a bit creepy to see the bodies of children, but definitely a unique experience. The entrance is €3 and you can't take pictures.
  • The entrance is a bit hard to find but it's definitely worth a visit. I'd be careful when taking children as it can get a bit scary for them, seeing all the dead people hanging from the walls. The place is missing information on history and there are no explanations concerning the process of mummification. It's advisable to do some reading in guidebooks/on the internet beforehand, if interested. Photographs are not allowed down in the Catacombs.
  • What can I say - I came to see dead bodies and I saw dead bodies. There are about 20,000 dried up corpses in different conditions there but obviously they are not all on display. It's a creep show if you scare easily. Prepare for nightmares. I loved it. I would have paid a lot more for the experience. Looking for a sixth star to add on. 😂
  • sad place. interesting to a point - you dont view corpses in normal life. however for the church to be making so much money displaying them yet showing so little care for the remains left me dismayed. the corridors are not adapted in any way to maintain preservation. so there were various states of decay on display. many missing limbs and breaking up. ultimately disturbing due to this lack of respect to the dead who donated themselves. 😢

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