Catacombe dei Cappuccini
Catacombe dei Cappuccini
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9:00 AM - 12:15 PM, 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
About
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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  • AZglobetrotter
    Scottsdale, Arizona128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eerie, but interesting
    If nothing else, this catacombs is fascinating just to see this unique burial place. At times you feel unsure, wondering if touring the catacombs is somewhat disrespectful. But, it is something to see. No photos or videos are permitted, which is understandable.
    Visited August 2022
    Written 28 March 2023
  • Toni W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour, knowledgeable guide
    Simon gave a wonderful tour. We were lucky that it was only two of us so we really got a private tour. He knew so much of the history and explained it in a very engaging way. We got to linger in each part and we learned a lot by the time we were done.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 April 2023
  • Nicola
    Lincoln, United Kingdom349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating experience
    An interesting experience. There must be hundreds of people in these catacombs, including children, we did not have a guide so there was not a lot of information regarding the people down here. We read up on it before we went. Definitely not a place for everyone to visit but fascinating for those who aren't going to freak out being surrounded by bodies. Entrance fee was €5, they only take cash.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Daf
    91 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go see if you have time
    Interesting to see everything. How the skeletons are dressed and everything Can walk from main part of town about 2km. They ask for cash but accept cc If you have time and looking for something to do. It's a neat experience Learning about it bwfore hand would be a bonus
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 September 2023
  • Catherine B
    Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An unusual experience, not for young children.
    This was an unusual visit and one we are unlikely to forget. The Catacombs mainly consist of lines and lines of dead bodies. The atmosphere was hushed and respectful while visitors tried to take in what they were looking at. The saddest part was the infants and children. I found it interesting to see the 19th century clothing on the bodies, although faded and dusty you could make out some of it. It was very disappointing that there was no guided tour and there were no explanations to read about the bodies in the catacombs. Read the information on their website before you go or you will not understand what it is all about. This is not for everyone! Don't bring young children here. If you can go as part of a guided tour.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 October 2023
  • Cynicoren
    Beersheba, Israel2,582 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Makes you wonder
    Hundreds of skeletons are displayed, some in better, so in worse condition. Most of them are dressed up according to their time, so it's interesting from that perspective, as there are dead from all walks of life. Obviously, makes you think about your own mortality and life. Taking pictures is not allowed. The site is off the beaten path, so you have to take a bus (15-20 minutes drive from the city center), and walk in a strange route to get there.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 December 2023
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Cynicoren
Beersheba, Israel2,582 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Hundreds of skeletons are displayed, some in better, so in worse condition.
Most of them are dressed up according to their time, so it's interesting from that perspective, as there are dead from all walks of life.
Obviously, makes you think about your own mortality and life.
Taking pictures is not allowed.
The site is off the beaten path, so you have to take a bus (15-20 minutes drive from the city center), and walk in a strange route to get there.
Written 17 December 2023
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Catherine B
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This was an unusual visit and one we are unlikely to forget. The Catacombs mainly consist of lines and lines of dead bodies. The atmosphere was hushed and respectful while visitors tried to take in what they were looking at. The saddest part was the infants and children. I found it interesting to see the 19th century clothing on the bodies, although faded and dusty you could make out some of it. It was very disappointing that there was no guided tour and there were no explanations to read about the bodies in the catacombs. Read the information on their website before you go or you will not understand what it is all about.

This is not for everyone! Don't bring young children here. If you can go as part of a guided tour.
Written 30 October 2023
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Cally Yates
Basildon, UK112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This place is worth a visit, especially as it only costs 5 Euros. The money raised helps the Monks in their charitable work.
I found the clothes on the corpses the most interesting as they date back several hundred years.
The most recent addition is a child from 1920 and she does look like she is sleeping. Most of the rest are in a pretty sorry state, to be honest.
Written 19 October 2023
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Tuesday_Moon8
Martinez, CA150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Well...that was the strangest and most curious thing I have ever seen. I was so afraid it would be ghoulish - but after being briefly startled I just found it so interesting. Each person is dressed up and their hands are usually in gloves and they are secured to the wall or possibly in an open casket. There was one that showed a whole family, three kids and parents - they must have all passed away at the same time -possibly a flu epidemic. The whole scene is respectful and there are no photos allowed. You can see how people dressed throughout the centuries and there are some names as well. As we were leaving we saw a woman arrive with two young children. They recommend 16 and over and I would agree. It would give children nightmares because the faces can be very disturbing.
Written 6 October 2023
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Frida Malmqvist
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
As expected but I think photographing without camera flash should be allowed or to buy digital photos from some staff would be good.
Written 14 September 2023
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Daf
Toronto, Ontario91 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Interesting to see everything. How the skeletons are dressed and everything

Can walk from main part of town about 2km.

They ask for cash but accept cc

If you have time and looking for something to do. It's a neat experience

Learning about it bwfore hand would be a bonus
Written 12 September 2023
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Lisa T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Simon our guide was so informative n knowledgeable. His tour was fascinating and respectful. It’s a must see in Palermo
Written 12 August 2023
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John W
Andover, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Amazing to see the deceased standing up and adorning the walls, absolutely mind blowing. Please note it’s only 5 Euro which goes to the monks. Don’t prebook. Well worth a visit if you are in Palermo.
Written 8 August 2023
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Carol S
Gibraltar55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Very interesting experience. Rather creepy actually. There are 1000’s of skeletons and mummified bodies to see on a set circular circuit underground through the catacombs.
Read up on the history before you go so you have an understanding of what you are seeing.
Probably not a site you would revisit but interesting once in a lifetime.
Written 14 July 2023
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Nicola
Lincoln, UK349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
An interesting experience. There must be hundreds of people in these catacombs, including children, we did not have a guide so there was not a lot of information regarding the people down here. We read up on it before we went. Definitely not a place for everyone to visit but fascinating for those who aren't going to freak out being surrounded by bodies. Entrance fee was €5, they only take cash.
Written 16 June 2023
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