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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. Plan your visit to Museum and Crypt of Capuchins and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rome holiday planner.
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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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  • Read about this place in the guidebook and thought it sounded a bit odd and worth a visit. It certainly is. I don't think there is anywhere on Earth that you could see something similar nor do I think...  more »
  • What a wonderful and interesting museum! The Gregorian Chant concert was superb! Highly recommend! Something not to miss!.  more »
  • This fascinating place is definitely a great place to visit when in Rome. I had to cover my shoulders but if you don't have anything to do that they have something to buy for one Euro. Unfortunately w...  more »