Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini

Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini

Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Ludovisi
How to get there
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 2 min walk
  • Spagna • 6 min walk
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles319 reviews
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Very good
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Cal
Australia2,498 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Of course tourists can be annoying, however, if the church wants the money (it’s a business after all) it seems to me there’s a need for tolerance and courtesy.

I’m atheist but I do my best to be polite, I inadvertently broke a ‘rule’ and waked on what, turned out to be, the top of graves in the floor, this caused a male staff member to be very angry - they’re dead so they probably didn’t care!

Of course pointing out my mistake is fine, but aggression, especially towards an older woman?

There’s too much male anger and violence in the world, my innocent transgression didn’t warrant his response.

He then asked ‘where are you from’ this didn’t seem relevant so, to avoid any racism, I didn’t answer.

Making the instructions clearer would limit possible mistakes.

If people make a mistake I suggest that should be pointed out in an appropriate and, dare I say, friendly, manner, or, if you don’t like tourists put a sign on the door, you can’t have it both ways.
Written 31 May 2024
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saljmc
Dundee, UK46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
14 year old son thought it was great, I was slightly ‘disturbed’ very interesting and the museum was a great build up and explanation but being faced with so many human bones and ‘mummified’ monks was quite a bizarre experience.
Written 17 October 2023
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Orkho
Hopeman, UK843 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Beautiful church located beside the Capuchine Crypt. The interior ceiling is stunning, and the church had a lovely, serene feel about it.

Well worth a visit
Written 6 May 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,823 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This review is only on the church. The church is completely eclipsed by the Capuchin crypt which lies below it but Tripadvisor has a separate page for these reviews under the heading ‘Museum and Crypt of Capuchins (Rome)’.
Just about every tourist who heads up the church steps (including us), makes a beeline for the Capuchin crypt and bypasses the church altogether.
You can be forgiven for overlooking the church because it has quite a simple red brick facade with subtle contrasting architectural details in travertine. It’s not particularly eye-catching.
Built in 1631, it was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII.
Inside is also relatively plain. The Barberini bees from the Pope’s family crest swarm over the church with golden bees on the High altar and others on the wooden panelling and the holy water fonts.
The marble tomb slab in front of the altar belongs to another Barberini family member, Cardinal Antonio Barberini who was buried here in 1646 with the very humble inscription ‘Hic Iacet Pulvis Cinis et Nihil' (Here lies dust, ashes, and nothing).
Above the high altar is a large but rather conventional painting of ‘The Immaculate Conception’.
A more interesting painting of St Michael Conquering Satan (1630) can be seen in the first chapel on the right. Looking like some sort of Renaissance super-hero in a flowing red cape, St Michael has a sword raised above his head. He is about to plunge it, at any moment, into the devil who is pinned beneath his foot.
What’s most interesting here, is that the devil’s face looks an awful lot like Pope Innocent X. Guido Reni, the artist had a score to settle with the pope. Having heard that he’d openly criticised Reni’s work, the artist took his revenge by modelling Satan’s face on the pope himself. When challenged, he claimed that it wasn’t his fault that the pope happened to look just like the devil.
Entry to the church is free but to see the crypt, you’ll need to buy the combined museum/crypt ticket for €8.50.
Written 20 March 2023
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Cittadino del mondo
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Business
The place opens at 10, you arrive a little before with 5-6 persons before you, then when finally it opens they call huge groups of 20-40 tourists which were not in line, and they pass before you! Now even at the UFFIZI there are two lines, and each time the reserved enter, after the non reserved are also allowed, not here. The avidity of the organization who direct the cripta does not stop in front of the fact that in such small place it is exactly the groups bigger than 6 persons that should have restrictions and not the single individual visitors. Lastly it is more than 10 years that the transformation of this place into a money-machine has deprived the place of all the fascination it had when the cripta was FREE and only an offer was requested. Let us hope that priests have nothing to do with it.
Written 28 September 2022
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Carl-Magnus U
Stockholm, Sweden5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We arrived at 18:20 and was informed that they closed at 19:00. We paid the admission (EUR 8,50 pp) and expected to have 40 minutes. At 18:45 we were informed that they “closed soon”, and 5 minutes later a rude lady told us that they were closed and more or less ushered us out. Very impolite. They extra 10 minutes (that they stole from us) was the difference between being able to read the signs in the exhibition and not. Otherwise, the museum was interesting, so in conclusion , an interesting museum, but the visit was destroyed by the rude staff.
Written 4 August 2022
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Jon L
Olathe, KS252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
First visited 10 years ago, on my first trip to Rome. The crypts are of course the big draw. At the time, you just tossed a donation in a basket and visited about five very creepy arched rooms adorned with the artistically arranged bones of many many former monks (and children, not sure where they came from,) along with mummified Capuchin monks still in their brown robes. The last crypt has a sign that says ""What you are now, we once were; what we are now, you shall be" in several languages. They were hard core. Beware, you're going to remember seeing this. Since the first visit, they've added a stiffer admission price and a whole museum about the religious order. The church itself is beautiful, don't skip it. I remember standing there on my first day ever in Europe, jetlagged as all hell, thinking, "this is what a 500 year old church smells like?" Shakespeare could have gone there. You should too.
Written 19 April 2020
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,766 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Fascinating display of human bones laid out in several chapels. These bones (of more than two thousand monks) are not haphazardly displayed, rather a great deal of thought, detail and creative execution went into these crypts. There are not only bones laid out to create a particular design or scene (such as a clock), but there are several in-tact bodies that are positioned as if still living. There is a lot of symbolism here. The descriptions are very informative. The attached museum offers some interesting facts about the Cappuchins along with their presence and work around the world. No photos are allowed inside. Allow a good 45 minutes to an hour here.
Written 3 March 2020
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Sarah T
Cleveland, OH38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
There was a fair amount of artwork and items on display in the museum which were interesting to look at. It probably took 30 minutes to go through the museum. The crypt was interesting to see the artwork made from bones, but it only took about 15 minutes to walk through that area. In all, it was an interesting place to visit, but the price was high for the short time we spent there.
Written 2 November 2019
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia13,650 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
This is not a famous or even well known church. It does however house some beautiful artwork and a lovely ceiling mural.
Written 26 September 2019
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