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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 yesterday via mobile

My husband and I saw the crypt as an activity on a tour of the catacombs. We were not expecting this part of the tour. It was interesting, unexpected, and more than a little creepy. As a visitor caught by surprise, I still am glad...More

Thank ELNewt01
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yet another must do in Rome. Absolutely fascinating & somewhow a liitle sad to see these bones on display. Worth paying for the proper guided tour to this fascinating place.

Thank Huw J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting, worth a visit. Lots of dead bodies hanging up like puppets in a shop. A bit out of the way to find.

Thank cumorahsteve
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hmmmm....my family had seen this 12 years ago so my wife insisted I go....they added a very nice Capuchin museum to start but then ended with the "bones". Different but not a highlight for me. May they all rest in peace.

Thank IrishFan-80
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the first things we did in Italy, we did a combined tour of this and one of the catacombs. This is one of the most intetesting works of art Ive seen. Pros. 1. Very unique. Ive seen bones used to decorate in the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one place we wanted to visit in Rome we have been to the catacombs in paris which are much larger but this is a quality place to visit there is a metro stop about 3 minutes walk away it cost 8 euros each...More

Thank tournaiboy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are here in Rome for a week or more then this may fall into your list of sights to see. It looks (and is advertised) to be better than what it was in reality. I felt this was overrated. It doesn’t cost much...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mini chapels all composed of human bones. Furniture lights altars walls ceilings you name all composed of human bones. As I recall there were 4 small chapels in a row. This tour takes little time and is therefore often combined with another tour. ( not...More

Thank Pinebabies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We missed this on our first trip to Rome, so made it a priority this time. Very interesting. Only takes 30 minutes or so. Unless you are really interested in the life of a monk, skip the audio guide. The wall plaques are sufficient.

Thank kakiwynn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see while you are in Rome, especially during the hot summer months. A very interesting tour - it was actually very educational. Ladies - do not forget to wear modest clothing that covers your shoulders and knees! During part of the tour I...More

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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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models while bored housewives hung out in streetside
cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the
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5 September 2018|
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Response from Shortcut1958 | Reviewed this property |
Truly - I do not recommend taking children here. This is just my opinion. But the posed skeletons, many with dried skin still stuck to their bones, is very morbid and disturbing. Plus the crypt has a musty awful smell.
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.