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Museum and Crypt of Capuchins

#90 of 1,396 things to do in Rome
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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
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Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 27 | Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione della Beata Vergine Maria, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs
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Skip the Line: Crypts and Roman Catacombs Small-Group Walking Tour

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I was debating between 3 or 4 starts because although this is so interesting and different (and a little creepy), it is very short and the crypt itself is just down a narrow hall... read more

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Menlo Park, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

TBH, this should be more visited than it is. We went during the 1st week of Jan, towards the end of a week stay in Rome. We are a family of 4 with a 14 YO girl and 11 YO boy. After 5 days of churches, museums and ruins, I think ALL of us felt like an 11 YO boy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was debating between 3 or 4 starts because although this is so interesting and different (and a little creepy), it is very short and the crypt itself is just down a narrow hall. We were hoping for a bit more to it, however, it was next to our airbnb which was a pleasant surprise. It is worth a visit... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bizarre decorations all composed of human bones. Femurs, tibias, pelvises, etc, all grouped to make shapes and framing in the crypt. My teenage daughter really liked it but I could have skipped it. Surprising that a religious order would have desecrated their deceased members' remains like this. Pictures not allowed but they do have postcards, etc, in the gift shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A co-worker told me about this place, and I know it's included in some "underground tours." But I went without a tour, walked through the museum and saw the interesting decorations of human bones. Another reviewer called it macabre, but no, today we are way too afraid of death and dying. Then, as now, it was part of life. They... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museo Frati Cappuccini e Cripta Ossario, or more simply, the Capuchin Crypt IS macabre. It also is fascinating. The Capuchin Crypt is a small space comprising several tiny chapels located beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini on the Via Veneto. It contains the skeletal remains of 3,700 bodies believed to be Capuchin friars buried by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were advised to go here by friends and they were right. The church is beautiful and the crypt is a must see! With around 4000 remains of bones and bodies it is quite a sight. If you have the chance to listen to a choral concert here please do so as it is one of the most beautiful things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Gregorian chant was wonderful and the museum very unique and interesting. I really enjoyed the historic explanation and the chant at the end. Thank you

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum and crypt of the Capuchin frairs is both unique and intriguing. The Caravaggio of St Francesco is a true masterpiece. The crypt made from the bone remains of over 400 frairs is not for the faint hearted, but certainly a worthwhile glimpse into the enormity, faith and dedication to what was. The tour guide, come Tenor Giorgio and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place to visit. Very macabre. I wondered what kind of twisted person or people would create displays like this, but then later considered that it might be considered an honour to have your bones made into works of art.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to take my young adult children here on our trip to Rome. We planned to visit New Years Eve. We checked their website and it said that they would be open until 7pm on New Years Eve. We arrived at 2:30pm and my 2 sons walked in first. The person working at the front desk YELLED at them:... More 

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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and Via Veneto neighbourhood earned its reputation as a posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and models while bored housewives hung out in streetside cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the cocktails, but the neighbourhood is now home to five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to Villa Borghese, a beautiful park for sporting and cultural adventures. If you're looking for tranquility by night, this may be the place: Ludovisi and Veneto tend to shut down after 20:00.
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