Museum and Crypt of Capuchins, Rome

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Museum and Crypt of Capuchins houses the remains of 3,700 friars of the Capuchin order. Explore the themed chapels, decorated with bones and skeletons from 1631 onward. Observe the many intricate patterns and images created from the remains. Learn more about the Capuchin religious order, and view a painting by Carvaggio, at the museum. Young children and the squeamish may want to skip this attraction. By using our Rome tour itinerary builder , you can arrange your visit to Museum and Crypt of Capuchins and other attractions in Rome.
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  • The Museum is interesting but not compelling. Unfortunately, there is no audio guide in french, making it less comprehensive Museum. The crypt is impressive and intimidating. Is the whole point of the visit. If you're doing in English, you can translate the explanations of the crypt. We recommend that this visit, especially for the crypt, even though it is a bit expensive.
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  • Completely agree with the other reviews, absolutely worth going to as I’m not sure I’ll ever see anything like that again. Very grim and very interesting to read about the reasons behind the bones pla...  more »
  • interesting and different experience. You think it's beautiful in a way but at the same time very macabre. A great contrast to all the sculptures and other things you usually see in Rome.
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  • Interesting bones but the rest was slightly dull. Probably not worth 8.50 euros. The cafe opposite was great.
  • Very interesting museum and chapel, no need for the tour guide, it is a small place so you can over-hear them all while you are in there. We had a good time in the museum but then were crowded and rushed through the area you pay for. This was because we were caught in between two tours. A little pricey, but worth it. If you are not wearing appropriate attire (as it is a sacred place) you can purchase a cover for one euro.
  • This is a very interesting place to visit in Rome if you want to get away from the huge crowds at some of the other sites. I enjoyed learning about the history of the friars. The crypt was the highlight of the tour, the designs made from the bones of nearly 4000 monks are unbelievable. Definitely recommend a visit here.
  • Totally amazing place. The tour was very educational and interesting. I would recommend. Can be very warm if lots of people are in there. Be advised to cover your shoulders.
  • Absolutely worth the time and money. Learning about the history of the men that have lived here, and then seeing the crypt itself was unlike anything I've seen in my life. Great experience for the price, make sure to have your shoulders covered though! (Dress code out of respect for the religion)

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