In 1599, Capuchin monks discovered their catacombs contained a mysterious preservative that helped mummify the dead. As a result, more than 8,000 Sicilians demanded to be buried here and their bones are now on display.

Facts & Stats on Capuchin Catacombs

Go Historic ID
318379
Names
Capuchin Catacombs
Catacombe dei Cappuccini
Museo Cappuccini
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Visitor & Contact Information

Address
Piazza Cappuccini 1
Palermo, Italy
Contact
091-212117

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Capuchin Catacombs - Palermo, Italy