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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  • Went with the family and they were amazed to see the arrangements of bones. Youngest was 8 and they could not stop talking about it and asking questions. Very cool. Only takes about 30 minutes if you ...  more »
  • My third visit. This is a small but fascinating attraction below the church, just off the top of the Barbarian Square. Five chambers are decorated with human remains, and 'guarded' by cowed skeletal m...  more »
  • The bones are somewhat off-putting. However, the Capuchins have a strong message to make, and they did so in a spectacular fashion.  more »

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