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Catacombe dei Cappuccini

Piazza Cappuccini 1, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 212117
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An extraordinary place

I have rated this as very good because it is so extraordinary and really rather creepy. Having... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TravellerGillian
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Caterham, United Kingdom
Macabre but very interesting

A very unique experience. I am not aware of any other catacombs that have been used up until the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Just_like_travelling
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Winkleigh, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 12:00 am, 3:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Piazza Cappuccini 1, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 212117

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have rated this as very good because it is so extraordinary and really rather creepy. Having visited catacombs in Rome and now in Palermo I feel that I have seen enough!

Thank TravellerGillian
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very unique experience. I am not aware of any other catacombs that have been used up until the mid 20thC, and the fact that all the bodies are in original clothing is all the more fascinating. For just 3 Euros entrance fee this is...More

Thank Just_like_travelling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s not everyday you stroll into a place like this for 3Eur. Spent about 20 mins walking around. Fascinating but very plain. It would have been nice to have some more info during the visit (no signs actually explaining what you are seeing).

Thank Alisandru
Reviewed 1 week ago

Something between a museum and a slightly nightmarish dream. The rows of dead people stare at you from the walls, room after room. You wonder what it would be like to visit the place at night, with a candle in your hand...

Thank Joscar71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can one say This place is unique I still don’t know what to make of it I didn’t like it, but I’m sure that wasn’t the point This is a different cultures way of dealing with the dead Amazing

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is generally interesting to see, but I would love to receive any historical background about this place, some information about people buried here. The way it is now makes the place feel very non-personal, things you see don't stay in your mind. It...More

Thank smyk90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a special place for my Palermo Trip. I never saw something similar. Of course, we speak about a macabre attraction, but this mix of feelings could have once on a lifetime. Many bodies is in a good condition and for some of them...More

Thank snookie69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These catacombs are fascinating and well worth a vist. The bodies are mainly monks And later they mummified locals. The locals would come dress them and pray for their souls.

Thank Nicholas N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a reasonably popular attraction adjacent to a busy cemetery. It is a bizarre catacomb where the residents are fixed to the walls in a standing position. Rosalia Lombardo, the little two year old interred here in a glass case is often visited. This...More

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

If yer nae inta it dinna look at it. Fa kens, full of ideed folks. Affa scary. My breeks were affa foul fan I went ben ihoose.

Thank Gareth M
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Carmelites
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.
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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.
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Ann W
29 April 2017|
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Response from Chara A | 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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