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Catacombe dei Cappuccini

Piazza Cappuccini 1, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 212117
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Interesting but non-personal

The place is generally interesting to see, but I would love to receive any historical background... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
Absolutely unique place

It was a special place for my Palermo Trip. I never saw something similar. Of course, we speak... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bucharest, Romania
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Piazza Cappuccini 1, 90129, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 212117

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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking of photos are not allowed. Kids are allowed as long as not scared of dead people/skeletons. Short walk from Normanni. Sending of postcard is available.

Thank online_dreamer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This catacomb has a lot of dead people who died in the middle 1800s. When you walk by them you studied the clothing they used to wear. They do have one section for religious priests and monks that died during that time. If you do...More

Thank ocasey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Is well worth a visit. It isn't for the faint hearted and I'm unsure if it. Is suitable for small children. It's only 3 euro entry. Little bit of a walk to pop into google maps and you will be there in no time...More

Thank Rachael D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here out of curiosity after seeing something on TV about it a while ago. It was rather scary and seemed like the dead were observing you but also interesting to see the clothing from the past. There was a section for children and...More

Thank leenabloxham
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve never seen such a place before! It’s kind of scary but interesting at the same time. You should go there, if you have enough time. Entrance is not that expensive - 5€ I guess

Thank agatttttta
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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 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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