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Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini)

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Address: Piazza Cappuccini 1, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Visit, if you dare, this web of spooky subterranean passages where 8,000 of...

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.

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Not at all what we expected but interesting in a macabre way. I'm not sure the people interred there would have agreed had they known that 100 or so years later their coffins... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
soozywoozy2016
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Charmouth, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was fascinating and worth a visit, but surprised that some people took their kids. Looking at the kids they were terrified as you could imagine with all the dead bodies hung on the walls.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not at all what we expected but interesting in a macabre way. I'm not sure the people interred there would have agreed had they known that 100 or so years later their coffins would be opened and their remains hung up for paying tourists to gawp at. Bizarre place !

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was interesting but I wouldn't recommend anyone to go out of their way to see this unless they are really fascinated by this type of attraction. The place can be stuffy and claustrophobic but luckily our visit was at an off-peak time with just a handful of people there so I didn't feel the full effect of claustrophobia. Not... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had heard about the Catacombs before visiting Palermo, so really wanted to see it but not sure what it would be like. Was a bit hard to find on foot. Well lit interior and good path once inside. Its a fascinating if rather creepy experience but would recommend it if you are looking for a different holiday experience!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were travelling with my boyfriend with a group and our guide was not a fan of this-he was not even recommending it. So wrong! You shall definitely pay a visit when you are at Palermo and do include this on your main schedule. A bit creepy due to the fact that all skeletons are surrounding you from bottom to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's eery but very interesting . You can see human bodies in different states of decay, some still with human hair intact. Read up before or later on the story of the young girl who died of pneumonia but is still well preserved

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was intrigued by another traveler when I heard of the Catacombs and just had to go! It was definitely creepy and very interesting all at the same time. I'm glad I went, but have no need to go again!

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Thank minnow8157
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

there are a bunch of dead people and nothing else. the corridors are suffocating and they lack story telling abilities. i would not recommend to spend your 3 euro admission fee here.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very strange visit. Never to be forgotten. Catacombs filled with hundreds of dead monk's and people , still in their upright position. Make sure you add it to your itinerary.

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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland
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106 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the Catacombs. It was weird but really interesting. I was visiting as a day trip from a cruise ship stop off. There are lots of people offering excursions etc at the port where the ship docks. I asked specifically for a taxi to take me to the catacombs. The first 5 or 6 weren't interested because they wanted... More 

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