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Santa Maria della Conceziones Cappuccini

#189 of 1,338 things to do in Rome
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Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 27, 00187 Rome, Italy
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I wish they hadn't commercialized it

When I saw the crypt with all its bones in 2010, it was dingy, poorly lit, and probably not too unlike it had been for hundreds of years. But now, someone has come in and spruced... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
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Ibiza, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to admit I usually don't bother writing reviews on attractions, but this one is something else. It was the surprise of the trip, absolutely fascinating!!! If you are not easily disturbed by the idea of watching small chappels decorated with a massive amount of human bones, don't miss it!

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Who knew that our bones could be arranged into such elegant art? This isn't a large church or exhibit, just a few, highly decorated rooms. Fascinating to be among the bones.

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Surprise, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Our guide told us about the "bone church." It is amazing and creepy. The monks constructed entire rooms, including chandeliers, made of monks' bones. For instance, the crypt of the pelvis, the crypt of the skull. There are other displays before you enter this part which are worth seeing; however, time constraints made us hurry through.

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Hamilton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

When I saw the crypt with all its bones in 2010, it was dingy, poorly lit, and probably not too unlike it had been for hundreds of years. But now, someone has come in and spruced it up and made a modern facility. I liked it better before. But, seeing the place still leaves you knowing why the Capuchin monks... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

In my opinion, that church worth visiting if you are curious about human skeletons, particulary skulls. Here are the skeletons of over 300 Capuchin monks which are kept in a crypt church what is called ossuaries. The Church has an interesting inscription that says: What we have been, you will be "What are you, we were... Whatever, we were not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Very unique, the skeletal bones of Franciscan friars & others arranged in the shape of hearts, chandeliers, clock of time, flowers. Five, 5, small chapels filled with bones where the friars can go for reflection. As I said, " Very Unique", makes you think about time & death

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I had never heard of this church. It was recommended as a free time activity by y tour guide. My 14 year old Godson and I came here one afternoon, easy access off the Metro. We had been to the Vatican earlier in the day and so had the proper clothing with us to be dressed for the sacred place.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

visited here as we were having lunch across the road and was very impressed. The place provides a history of the capuchin order with relics, videos and paintings outlining their history and work. The tour then takes a dark turn as you enter a crypt which has alcoves made up from the bones and skeletons of hundreds of monks, even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Not quite sure what I think about using the skeletons of 4000 dead capuchin monks to decorate the walls of the crypt. Very bizarre but fascinating. A mother was trying to explain to her young child that the monks were now dead, but the child seemed a little concerned about it all. Certainly somewhere different to go!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This chapel is now a museum featuring the history of the Capuchin religious order. It houses the skulls and bones of more than 4,000 monks gathered up from surrounding areas and displayed here in somewhat macabre fashion. Reminded us of the "Chapel Of Bones" in Evora, Portugal. Not for the faint hearted but an interesting history of a religious order's... More 

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Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Thanks to Fellini and La Dolce Vita, the Ludovisi and Via Veneto neighbourhood earned its reputation as a posh area where gorgeous Marcellos wooed actresses and models while bored housewives hung out in streetside cafes. The cafes are still there, and so are the cocktails, but the neighbourhood is now home to five-star businesses including hotels, banks, law firms, and embassies. The area is also right next to Villa Borghese, a beautiful park for sporting and cultural adventures. If you're looking for tranquility by night, this may be the place: Ludovisi and Veneto tend to shut down after 20:00.
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