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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  • There is a great deal of history presented nicely in the museum, with a great many details for any history buffs. The crypts were incredible, with each room showing amazing arrangements of bones. Mindblowing! The price is a little steep for an attraction that warrants a relatively short visit, and the fact that your not allowed to take photos of the crypts is a little bothersome (although some sneaky folks still take photos).
  • The museum and crypt are very interesting and well worth a visit. The museum is very informative and has some very interesting items related to the lives of the Capuchin friars. The crypt itself is very creepy and a little disturbing. That doesn't mean it is not worth visiting at all. It is definitely worth your while if you are looking for something a bit different. The visit itself can be relatively short as the museum and crypt are not very big. It can also be a little expensive. There is also a nice church worth checking out next to the museum whilst you are in the area.
  • An interesting and moving experience with an excellent guide explaining the history and significance of the order. The crypts at the end of the tour are quite thought provoking and profound. Lasts about an hour.
  • Weird cult like church with a cool basement of bone art. Wont let you take pictures in the museum at all... not very big and expensive for what it is
  • Fascinating if gruesome museum with crypt. Staff rude - won't allow photos and even told me off for using my phone in the gift shop to translate a word. So you can't take photos of the skeletons but don't worry you can buy a mug or t-shirt with them on on the way out.
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