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Convento dei Cappuccini

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Address: Piazza Cappuccini 1, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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It is not for children nor for people sensible; there are mummies dressed in XVIII or XIX century clothes, a lot of historical personalities very impressive the excellently... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
wendy c
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

It is not for children nor for people sensible; there are mummies dressed in XVIII or XIX century clothes, a lot of historical personalities very impressive the excellently preserved body of a 2 year old girl inside a glass enclosure. I suggest to visit.

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Tortona, Italy
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

The Capuchin monastery, one of the then famous and most visited of the city, for the simple reason that in this place is one of the most creepy and macabre of Palermo. In the basement are in fact perfectly kept the embalmed bodies of thousands of people, some in perfect condition. An unusual and unusual. But it is right to... More 

Thank Magellano81
Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2014

It's the kind of place that's a 'must' because it's a totally 'one off' experience. 3 Euros entry fee and 8,000 dead and decaying bodies to look at.....just think, all these people actually wanted to be put on display after their death, so it's not 'tasteless' or 'disrespectful' as this is what they wanted!!!! Oldest 'corpse' dates back to 1599.......a... More 

Thank Tim B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Not for the faint of heart. Interesting but just for a short visit. If you are at all sqeamish -esp about seeing dead and decayed bodies -stay away!

1 Thank Albert J C
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Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

Not for kids!!! Such a weird place. Dead bodies dressed and exhibited for everyone to see. For 3€ you really should check it out if you have the stomach for it...

2 Thank Adi O
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2010

I am glad I did not miss this. The appeal is the strangeness of the concept of skeletons clad in their working clothes and divided by sex and occupation. Once you have entered it creates a deep interest - possibly with a slight feeling of being an intruder. The one young girl who is certainly not the conventional skeleton but... More 

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