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Guided tour of the Crypt of the Capuchins and the Catacombs in Rome

4.9
(953 Reviews)

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Duration: 1 hour
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Experience Highlights

With this guided tour, which lasts approximately 1 hour, you will learn all about the secrets hidden in the Crypt of the Capuchins and the origins of its gloomy decoration. What's more, you won 't have to wait in line to enter , nor will there be any space problems, as the tour is organised in small groups of around 15 people.

This crypt hides a murky surprise, and that is that it contains the bones of more than 4000 Capuchin monks decorating its walls. It is located underneath the church of Santa Maria di Concezione in Rome.

  • Discover the spooky secret of the Capuchin Crypt
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the entire crypt and its museum.
  • You will be able to enter the crypt without waiting in line.

What’s included

  • Entrance to the Capuchin Crypt
  • Entrance to the Museum of the Capuchin Crypt
  • Guided tour by a professional guide
  • Experience in small groups

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Step by Step

The Crypt of the Capuchins is a nickname for this location, officially called the 'Catacombs of the Capuchins'. Throughout your visit, a professional guide will explain all the details you need to know for approximately 1 hour. Moreover, thanks to this visit you will be able to enter directly, without waiting in line, and you will be part of a small group of about 15 people.

The main attraction of these catacombs, or crypt, is that their walls are decorated with the bones and skulls of more than 4000 Capuchin monks. During your tour, the guide will explain all the theories that exist about this fact, but it will be up to you to decide which one you like best.

In addition, this visit will allow you to learn about the beginnings of the Capuchin order and its spirituality thanks to the museum inside. This visit includes admission to the Capuchin Crypt Museum.

On the other hand, you can also visit all the secret tunnels that this crypt contains, which were used by Christians when their religion was officially forbidden. In this way, you will be able to discover not only the secrets hidden in this crypt, but also a general tour through Roman history.

Reviews

4.9
· 953 Reviews
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    Xiomara
    5
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    Excellent performance with English by our guide, it was an incredible experience. You learn a lot in the crypt thanks to the tour guide. It is worth it.
  • E
    Elsa
    5
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    A first class guide, she was friendly, had a command of what she was talking about, the information she gave us was correct and interesting. Impossible to miss this tour, highly recommended.
  • D
    Dolores
    5
    (0 Reviews)
    My wife and I really enjoyed the walk through the crypt, a golden opportunity if you are passing through Rome, not to be missed.
  • T
    Teresa
    4
    (0 Reviews)
    Super interesting tour, worth the experience and learning more about the site.
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