The crypt with the mummies is very creepy. That's the only part of the monastery that was open for visit.
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The Capuchin Monastery is just off to the side of Cabbage Square. the monastery houses a chapel and library. The crypt below has mummified corpses of members of the Capuchin order, many very well preserved in their brown robes. "Sic transit gloria mundi" = So...More
This was an interesting and well put together sight. It makes you think about the transience of life, which perhaps is a bit too macabre if you are just enjoying a little holiday. We enjoyed it though and we learned a lot as well. Also...More
The vault contains the coffins of nobles, some of them galss-covered, who gave the monastery financial support. ONe is still in his cavalry officer's unifrom, including great knee boots. Further on the monks are simply laid out in their brown robes on the floor, their...More
The vault is tucked behind the church an although you may have read a review of it nothing can prepare you for just how amazing and moving this place is. Essentially it contains the mummies of a number of the great and the good and...More
A fascinating place right off the main square. The mummies are in a variety of coffins or just laid out and in very good shape. (70Kr entrance and 30 kr photo – together about $4). Very small - only takes about 1/2 hour to view.
This is an unusual place since over 40 mummies of monks are kept in a crypt underneath the monastery. There is a story here which is very interesting. Although it is somewhat eerie, it is suitable for children and there are English translations. It takes...More