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“Creepy art”

Santa Maria della Conceziones Cappuccini
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Tour of the Underground Rome
Ranked #212 of 2,014 things to do in Rome
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Monks created art from displaying bones in different forms. They really have studied how each bone can contribute to their art. Maybe expensive but I really enjoyed this

Thank Anders G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Of all of the museums we have visited in Rome, this was by far the most expensive for the size. However, it was interesting to see. The history of the monks was interesting, and the crypts were fascinating! Whoever created the altars must have gone a little crazy. The church above is also beautiful and QUIET. Don’t go to the museum without also visiting the church.

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We’ve seen the Paris catacombs as well as Sedlec Ossuary outside Prague, but this rates as the strangest and most fascinating site.

The monks certainly had a way with decorating- including a crypt of pelvic bones, features with jaw bones and bone chandeliers.

The museum before the crypt has some interesting pieces and is well laid out.

Thank AnnMelb
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Content is really cool, a very unique experience and an interesting way to view a memorial/ grave yard/ art piece/ I really enjoyed the museum itself. THAT BEING SAID, the staff is rude and uptight, they will like lurk over you for just being in the crypt area for more than 10 minutes. Oh and you can't take pictures, they will MAKE you delete them which is really ridiculous because you pay 8.50 euro to get in. 8.50 for a small museum (which you can get through in under an hour) and the place clearly doesn't want you there, they just want your money. Or maybe they want the monk bones to collect dust and to never be viewed or shared with anyone.

Thank Victoria R
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Well, 6 cryps filled with skeletons and bones arranged into life lessons. That was an experience.
Some get the point, some think it's distasteful. Like I said, Marmite.
Truth told it was fairly interesting in how it's all conveyed to you if maybe a little unsettling reminder of our own mortality.
Moral.
Be good. Be kind. Be generous. Live forever.

Thank Shaun M
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