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Catacombe dei Cappuccini

Piazza Cappuccini 1, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 212117
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Visit, if you dare, this web of spooky subterranean passages where 8,000 of Palermo's mummified dead will greet you; some dating back over 500 years and still dressed in their absolute best.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“little girl” (30 reviews)
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Piazza Cappuccini 1, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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"dead bodies"
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"little girl"
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"preserved bodies"
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"various stages"
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"capuchin monks"
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"worth a visit"
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"unique experience"
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"interesting visit"
in 10 reviews
"interesting place"
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"on display"
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"taking pictures"
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"entrance fee"
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"catacombs"
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"mummies"
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"skeleton"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hundreds of mummies and human skeletons on display. Read about the place before u visit. It is quite a walk from the centre of town. Three euro entry. Worth a visit

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow... what an unusual thing. Mummified corpses dating back to the late 1500s to the late 1800s some are amazingly well preserved. Not sure I would take a sensitive child there but i found it really interesting.

Thank Owen C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is macabre and scary, but it is also most fascinating to view where the old religious and societal practices lead at some stage, and how relative our beliefs are. Then it was desired, now seems a disrespect, but there we are: the collection of...More

Thank Lana V
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Strange creepy place. We were two couples and our friends liked the place very much, but for me and my husband it was too creepy with all the corpse hanging from the walls. Anyway it great place to start exploring Palermo if you are with...More

Thank Galina Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend recommended that we visit this place and I am still trying to work out why. It's altogether a deeply weird and macabre place but then again, I guess some would find it fascinating. Not me, I'm afraid

Thank AgentC53
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We looked at some of the tours offered then just googled it to learn as much as we wanted/needed to know and then just paid the 3 Euro/person entrance fee and went through. Frankly, a tour would have kept us down there longer than we...More

Thank TravellerJJS
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A creepy place completely abandoned to itself! No explanations, no flyers or guide able to let you understand why the place exists and its history! Ah, of course you can’t take any pictures but you can buy their posta cards set! The frati must be...More

Thank Tiziano D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably 20 minutes is about enough. There are only so many dead bodies and mummified corpses I’d need to see before it all becomes a blur. About €3 entrance fee.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strange place to visit. Lots of dressed skeletons standing up and staring back at you. Not for the faint hearted.

Thank Susan N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like the macabre, you'll like this place. It's got fully dressed skeletons that are standing up. It's a short visit.

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Carmelites
September 12, 2017|
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Response from LeBordelait | Reviewed this property |
About half an hour. There's no wait. It can get quite packed though.
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Michelle E
May 30, 2017|
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Response from alocinDundee | Reviewed this property |
You can do either, we did it ourselves but our hotel offered to arrange a tour option.
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Ann W
April 28, 2017|
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Response from Chara A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ann, dont worry about the lines. We visitted the Catacombs with my boyfriend on a Monday of April, around 12pm and there were no lines at all (it took about 40mins inside for us to admire the mummies). Just keep in mind... More
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