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Catacombs of the Capuchins (Catacombe dei Cappuccini)

Piazza Cappuccini 1, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 212117
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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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Piazza Cappuccini 1, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 212117

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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have never been to catacombs this will leave you speechless. The mummified bodies of hundreds of Sicilians hang along the walls of the cave corridors, leaving you feeling very humbled by the history and ceased life surrounding you. They have organized the bodies...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Many cultures have prepared and preserved the bodies of their loved ones. Sicily is no exception and this particular set of catacombs is well worth the visit. We have visited catacombs in Peru as well and these are equally memorable. Somehow we missed the most...More

Thank Carmelites
Reviewed 1 week ago

An early morning start meant that we were at the catacombs before the full lighting was switched on! Very spooky, very interesting with hundreds of dead bodies.No make that 8,000 dead bodies Within a short space of time the remains became well lit . Arranged...More

Thank BulldogBertie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is ok for most people. However i did see one weeping lady looking at the preserved child who is now better protected under glass.The most interesting aspect is the costumes of the period (unless your a dentist!). There is easy access and natural...More

Thank Garry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The catacombes in Palermo is wild. I have never been so freaked out. Being a walking dead fan, this place will really give you the jitters. It's amazing to see all the dead people hanging either from the walls or laying down. You can still...More

Thank miatennis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ranks high on the sites to see in Palermo, quite odd and probably unique in the world. if you are scarred then don't go as an aerie feeling - however we all end up this way but not necessarily on view

Thank paul r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go early, we went for opening time and had the catacombs to ourselves which made it especially eerie and poignant. Its a weird, weird place. A must for anyone interesting in different histories and social cultures. We walked round twice to take it all in...More

Thank heatherbellescotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those places that it is fun to see, but also is a little poignant. The catacombs are filled with skeletons, shrouded and clothed- a bit like scarecrows. They grin down and out on you from there shelves, hands crossed, heads turned-...More

Thank MvStory
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The catacombs are among the highlights in Palermo, make sure not to miss it. Make sure also to read a little bit in before hand as you won't get any explanatory information once inside. The stage of preservation of some of the mummies is quite...More

Thank SongshanSam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a 20 minute walk from Quatro Canti and you find yourself in a residential district housing the catacombs. You pay at the desk and descend down into what is more like a crypt with daylight from windows at ceiling height. The catacombs are smaller than...More

Thank holidaysinbeirut
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13 September 2017|
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Response from LeBordelait | Reviewed this property |
About half an hour. There's no wait. It can get quite packed though.
Michelle E
30 May 2017|
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Response from alocinDundee | Reviewed this property |
You can do either, we did it ourselves but our hotel offered to arrange a tour option.
Ann W
29 April 2017|
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Response from Tholo F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ann, dont worry about the lines. We visitted the Catacombs with my boyfriend on a Monday of April, around 12pm and there were no lines at all (it took about 40mins inside for us to admire the mummies). Just keep in mind... More
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