Museum and crypt of Capuchin Monks

Local nameMuseo dei Frati Cappuccini e Cripta Ossario
LocationRome, Italy

The museum is located in a crypt under the church Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini. There are bones of nearly 4000 Capuchin friars stored in the crypt. The bones are arranged into macabre decorations.

The Capuchins have been using the church since 1631. Some of the bones used for the crypt were transported there from their previous destination.

The museum introduces the visitors to the Capuchin order, its history, and present-day activities.

The visit is not ideal for families with children since younger children may get scared by the spooky decorations of the Capuchin crypt.

The nearest metro station is Barberini (line A).

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Opening hours

(Last admission at 6:30 pm.)

Closed on Dec 25, Jan 1 and Easter Sunday.


Adults: €8.50
Youth (under 18), seniors (65+): €5

Note: Visitors should dress appropriately when visiting the crypt.

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +39 06 88803695

Address 27 Via Vittorio Veneto, 00187, Roma

Coordinates 41°54'17.742" N 12°29'19.799" E

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