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Catacombe dei Cappuccini

Piazza Cappuccini 1, 90129, 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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Piazza Cappuccini 1, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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"dead bodies"
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"little girl"
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"preserved bodies"
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"various stages"
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"capuchin monks"
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"worth a visit"
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"unique experience"
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"interesting visit"
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"interesting place"
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"on display"
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"taking pictures"
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"entrance fee"
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"catacombs"
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This is a great catacombs to visit. It is amazing how well the bodies are preserved, right down to hair and skin still being on them. It is a wonderful walk through history to look at the clothes of the time, the burial techniques. I...More

Thank Anne M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love dried Italian salami or dried apricots you will love this tour. Dried bodies dressed for a party. Why not!

Thank 67bevil
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I still do not understand why all these "mummies" are kept in this place. Can be horrifying for children.

Thank Emmanuel B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting to discover how some bodies are be preserved but after half hour it's really enough. Good for scientists.

Thank ydshym
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An unforgettable experience. Macabre to some and moving for others. The catacombs are easily walkable (although mostly uphill) from central Palermo although in places the curbs are narrow and so you have to watch for passing traffic. They ask that you don’t take photographs although...More

Thank charlton69
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was an eerie feeling walking through. The tour was very informative and interesting. I know my wife and I had a strange feeling as we walked through. I would highly recommend making sure you are okay with seeing human remains displayed. It is very...More

Thank A1 S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Poorly signposted so hard to find even on foot. Entire experience is something that has seen far better days and has not been maintained in spite of significant amounts of money being poured into it some years ago. Not worth the entrance fee.

Thank Killian O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s hard to sum up really! It’s interesting, but a bit uncomfortably so, not much information on offer, it’s really just a lot of bodies hanging from the walls & piled up.. and I mean lots of them (it’s bigger than you might anticipate). As...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I don’t think I’ve ever been so confronted with my own mortality. Its actually hard to digest that your really viewing long dead people at various stages of decomposition. I was mesmerised, fascinated and uncomfortable all at the same time. It was hard to believe...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Very uncommon attraction, hard to find something similiar somewhere else. Taking photos is forbidden but it is obvious in that kind of place.

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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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