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Monumental Cemetery of the Capuchin Brothers

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You pay 8 euro to walk through a museum that has paintings of the Franciscan friars as well as very old books. Museum highlights some of notable saints who were members of the order. There is 1 Caravaggio which I wasn't expecting. But you really...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KrisG93
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This turned out to be a real highlight of the trip. My husband loves church history and I love art, and these passions came together in this exhibit. I did find the decaying bodies very confronting - they are not all just bones!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roz K
Reviewed 24 July 2018

My brother wanted to go there and I accepted even being not the kind of people that likes terror movies, darkness or bones! It is different from other attractions I have visited in Rome, and that it could have even a nice aestethic (!) was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Miriam F
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

The crypt is a fascinating find. We paid the extra €5 for the audio guide and definitely would not do that again as we did not feel it added much to the tour. This was a self guided tour with placards at all stops to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank EricaBT
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Mummyfied munks and skeletons made into decorations. Bit creepy, But not scary. Fascinating. Went with City Wonders on a tour to three sightings; this place, the crypts and the catacombs. Highly recommend doing this tour with guide.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank blute6125
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise. Staying across the road and thought we would try it. Nice to get an insight in to the whole world. Secretive to an extent. No phones allowed and shoulders to be covered. Was very quiet which was a nice change...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank GFall88
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Well. Our fifth visit to Rome and we thought why not give this a go...! It's a strange little place, guarantee you won't have seen something like this before. We whistled through the museum so we could get to the crypt which is small but...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kricho
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is a cheap and visually stunning way to spend around an hour, but is also a little disturbing if you're squeamish. The first chapel includes the skeletons of children, which left us very uncomfortable, but I guess times change and this was accepted. Well...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Julsk5023
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Nice museum to go through before the tomb, and then the amazing sites of the monks themselves, with some very creative ways of decorating using a skeleton, including lampshade and castle stick. The use of the pelvis and spinal columns was very original and of...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank SimeyWimey
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We went after a friend recommended it. 8 euros a ticket and only takes about half a hour but it is interesting. Not for the faint hearted! My wife found the whole experience quite upsetting. I'm not sure I'd recommend it for children. Very nice...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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dacranjel
15 August 2015|
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Response from TheRoutineScar | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's a little girl skeleton up on one of the ceilings in here. She has the scales and the scythe. Hope this helps
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leese
27 May 2015|
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Response from BTF46 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We just walked by the church and the museum is to the right side of the church. Tickets were not a problem and the museum was very thorough before you get to the individual crypts. Have a great time!
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