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Capuchin Crypt (Cripta dei Frati Cappuccini) Tours

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Capuchin Crypt (Cripta dei Frati Cappuccini)
The hauntingly beautiful chapels beneath Rome’s church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini served as the burial chambers for Capuchin friars for centuries. As there were more bodies than space, older graves were dug up, and bones of the dead were used to create intricate designs decorating the chapel walls and ceilings.

The Basics
The Capuchin Crypt (Cripta dei Frati Cappuccini), a series of six small chapels used to bury Capuchin monks who died between 1528 and 1870, ultimately held around 3,700 bodies interred in the crypt’s sacred soil brought directly from Jerusalem. You can walk through the bone chapels to admire the unique decorations created by the skeletal remains of the deceased, said to be a reminder of the fleeting nature of mortality. 

The best way to understand the historical and religious context of this remarkable site is to join a small-group crypts and catacombs tour. These tours typically visit the Capuchin Crypt and accompanying museum along with the ancient Roman catacombs under the Basilica of San Clemente with a tour guide. To avoid the daytime crowds, you can also opt for an private tour with exclusive after-hours access to the crypt.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • This is a slightly macabre stop, so is not recommended for children or anyone who is claustrophobic or squeamish about human bones.
  • Book a skip-the-line tour to avoid long waits, especially in the summer months.
  • The crypt is not a haunted house, but a sacred burial space. Wear modest clothing, covering shoulders and knees, and maintain a respectful decorum.
  • Photography is not allowed.
  • The crypt is not accessible to wheelchairs or strollers.

How to Get There
The Santa Maria della Concezione church is on Via Veneto, not far from the Piazza Barberini metro stop on line A. The Capuchin Crypt is underneath the church and has its own designated entrance. 

When to Get There
The Capuchin Crypt is open year-round; check the website for hours. The underground site is a cool reprieve from the summer heat, yet can be very crowded during this time.

Underground Rome
Modern Rome sits on top of thousands of years of history, which is why the capital of Italy is known as the Eternal City. One of the best ways to explore the city’s remarkable past is by taking guided tours through Rome’s many underground sights, including remains of villas and monuments from ancient Rome as well as medieval crypts and catacombs.
Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 27, Rome, Italy
Admission: Varies
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Something different in Rome
Maryfrances S
, Nov 2019
A nice diversion from the usual tourist attractions. The tour of the museum is not the greatest, but the concert was wonderful. Enjoyed the trip through the crypt.
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One of the best surprises of our visit to Rome
Barbara C
, Oct 2019
We chose this because the catabombs tour said it was included, but actually wasn't. The tour was amazing, but the concert was beautiful and inspired. It was our last night in Rome and a perfect way to finish. The tour guide was terrific - she was kind, hospitable, and deeply knowledgeable.
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Interesting tour of the crypt and...
Linda V
, Oct 2017
Interesting tour of the crypt and church. Really enjoyed the concert. Some people took flash photos so the lights were turned up which destroyed the mood somewhat but enjoyed the evening.

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Capuchins Crypt Tour and Concert in Rome

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The Capuchin Crypt—monk-bone-laden chapels underneath the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione—is one of Rome’s most macabre attractions. It’s also, it turns out, a great place to see religious art. With this tour, skip the stuffy Vatican and head for a guided visit of the Capuchin museum and church, home to a Caravaggio painting, and then sit for a concert of Gregorian chants and polyphonic sacred music.
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Underground Tour of St. Clements Church & Capuchin Crypt for Families with Marco

Go underground in Rome during a walking tour designed for families. Keep the kids involved with games and quizzes as you explore beneath St. Clement’s Basilica. See temple ruins dating back to ancient Rome and visit the Crypt of the Capuchins, home to several rooms decorated with the bones of over 4,000 monks, beneath the Our Lady of the Conception church.
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Go underground to see Rome’s ancient catacombs and crypts on a half-day tour. Visit the Domitilla Catacomb and Basilica of San Clemente with skip-the-line access, plus visit the Capuchin Crypt, where you’ll see a Caravaggio painting and marvel at a chapel made entirely out of human bones. Learn about past burial customs and secret Christian worship spots during this fascinating exploration into the history of Rome.
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Visit the Capuchin Crypt, officially the Museum and Crypt of the Capuchin Friars, using a skip-the-line admission ticket. With timed entrance to the Crypt you’ll avoid the crowds in Rome. Follow a Blue Badge guide for a 45-minute tour through the underground chambers containing the bones of some 4,000 people amassed over five centuries.
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Peel back the layers of Roman history—quite literally—with a thrilling exploration of its underground tombs and chapels. Visit Roman Catacombs, home to stunning frescoes and thousands of centuries-old bones. Learn about early Christianity from your guide while meandering the endless darkened tunnels. Next up is the Capuchin Crypt, where you find the artistically displayed bones of 4,000 Capuchin monks.
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Explore the Capuchin Crypts with a passionate guide. The crypts or as locals call them Bone Chapels is a truly dark and mystical place, decorated with the bones of about 3700 Capuchin friars. However, without a professional guide, it might be difficult to understand and appreciate the significance of it. On this walking tour, we will not only explore this macabre site, but will also discuss religious symbols, life style and mindset of the Capuchins, and even the ghost stories that surround this place.
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Step into a shadowy world beneath the streets of Rome for a guided tour of the city’s crypts and catacombs. With a guide, you’ll visit the Catacombs of San Sebastiano or San Callisto, exploring subterranean tunnels and burial sites that are steeped in macabre history. Venture onward to the Capuchin Crypt with its bone-lined walls and skeletal remains, then visit the Crypt of the Three Skeletons for an intro to the myths of Ancient Rome. Numbers are limited to just eight per group for a small-group experience.
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Gain exclusive after-hours access to the Church of S. Maria Immacolata and the Capuchin Crypt during this concert experience in Rome. Celebrate the holidays by listening to a beautiful performance by the Schola Romana Ensemble, who specializes in a capella. Plus, get a special tour of the crypt, which is famous for containing the skeletal remains of more than 3,000 bodies believed to be Capuchin friars.
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