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Museum and Crypt of Capuchins

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Via Vittorio Veneto 27 | Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione della Beata Vergine Maria, 00187 Rome, Italy
Ludovisi / Via Veneto
+39 06 8880 3695
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Reviewed today

Very interesting insight into the founding of this famous order of monks. The real draw here though is the Crypt where the bones of various monks have been displayed in an incredible macabre way through several rooms, with light and wall fixtures made from femurs...More

Thank Liam P
Reviewed yesterday

The museum describes the inspiring history of Capuchin Monks. I enjoyed the history and artifacts. The crypt with decorations made of human bones and some intact skeletons (some with skin still evident) was interesting but odd. Mixed feelings about that experience but definitely unique.

Thank laurel572017
Reviewed 3 days ago

After we checked out a couple of other activitities delivered bij Roma Opera Omnia, we saw this event and immediately booked, wich we never regretted. The booking was easy and personnally done via mailcontact with one of the singers. The location is easally reached bij...More

2  Thank Relax585629
Reviewed 4 days ago

As creepy as this place was, it was one of the most enlighten experiences we both have ever had. This place contains the skeletal remains of 3,700 bodies believed to be of monks and religious followers. The display of these skeletal is not intended to...More

Thank Asaali
Reviewed 5 days ago

The crypt contains the bones of many monks, arranged into artistic (if rather creepy) scenes. I don't think I'd take young children there as i reckon it could give them nightmares, but older children would love the macabre displays!

1  Thank c00ee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended to me and I'm glad it was. It was very creepy and did disturb me a bit but understanding the history of it made it so interesting. Never seen anything like it.

1  Thank Sphyinx
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such an interesting place to visit. I went with my teen son so he really appreciated the uniqueness of it. The museum was good, variety of artifacts, books, paintings, etc. The crypt was so unusual; while somewhat creepy it was created in such...More

1  Thank SeeShell0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive for what it is, the museum is boring and the chapel very small but its one of the weirdest places I have ever been and im glad I went

Thank lovedean154
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four loved this uncrowded, moving exhibit of bones, bones, bones - which highlighted the impermanent nature of this human life.

Thank Matt Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Weird place. Audioguide explained everything. I was expecting a big chapel not little side rooms. Oh well.

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6 September 2018|
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Response from Kenneth L | Reviewed this property |
As I recall the children were half price. It pretty creepy so please consider if it’s appropriate for your child.
12 June 2018|
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Response from Woodisse | Reviewed this property |
We walked and parking is difficult anywhere in Rome.
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5 April 2018|
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Response from eagertraveller123 | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need to book in advance - no queues, this is a reasonably less well known museum. I cannot recall if there’s audio guide.