Museum and Crypt of Capuchins, Rome

4.0
#7 of 160 in Museums in Rome
Museum and Crypt of Capuchins houses the remains of 3,700 friars of the Capuchin order. Explore the themed chapels, decorated with bones and skeletons from 1631 onward. Observe the many intricate patterns and images created from the remains. Learn more about the Capuchin religious order, and view a painting by Carvaggio, at the museum. Young children and the squeamish may want to skip this attraction. By using our Rome tour itinerary builder , you can arrange your visit to Museum and Crypt of Capuchins and other attractions in Rome.
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  • This was my second visit and there has been notable improvement explaining the growth of the Capuchins. Always amazed at how many bones were used.  more »
  • We found the exhibit to be informational and the crypts to be fascinating. While I had the expectation of the crypts being subterranean, they are more of rooms after the exhibit. There was no line at ...  more »
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  • I thought this place was wonderful. The care and beauty of the crypt is amazing. There is even a wonderful Caravaggio painting in the museum. I highly recommend going with a guide or someone who can explain the meaning and reasons behind the crypt, or else you may end up like some of the idiots who have complained in these reviews of this place being “disrespectful” towards the people whose remains are here. Honestly, do some research before you pass judgement.
  • What a weird place. Well worth a visit. Doesn't take long. Right by a metro station with a nice cafe next door too. I would post a photo but you're not allowed to take photos in there. All adds to the mystery...
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