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Capuchin Crypt tours- tickets, prices, discounts, what to expect

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The Capuchin Crypt is a modest crypt with numerous little chapels beneath the Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini church on the Via Veneto near Piazza Barberini in Rome, Italy. 

3,700 bodies considered Capuchin friars are buried here, and their skeletal remains can be found here.

The magnificent Capuchin Crypt in Rome should be on your must-see attractions list if you enjoy history.

Be sure to visit this amazing structure if you’re ever in Rome!

This article explains everything you must know before booking tickets for the Rome Capuchin Crypt tour.

What to expect at Capuchin Crypt

Your tour begins at the Capuchin Crypt Museum.

Here, you may learn more about the crypts’ and Capuchins’ past.

Saint Francis is shown on a Caravaggio piece housed in this museum.

You will then go to the moderately illuminated crypt, having five chapels ornamented with bones, skulls, and occasionally full skeletons and one chapel without bones that houses the altar.

You finish the tour in the last chapel with the special message ‘Quello che voi siete noi eravamo, quello che noi siamo voi sarete’ translated, “Exactly what you are now, we once were, what we are now will become you.” 

Afterward, you can visit the associated church ‘Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini.’

The Capuchin Crypt, the bone chapel in Rome, has six rooms, five of which include an unusual exhibit of human bones that are thought to have been removed from the remains of friars who passed away between 1528 and 1870. 

Capuchin Crypt Rooms

– Crypt of the Resurrection

– The Mass Chapel

– Crypt of the Skulls

– Crypt of the Pelvises

– Crypt of the Leg Bones and Thigh Bones

– Crypt of the Three Skeletons

Guided tour of the Capuchin Crypt€40
Guided tour of Roman Crypts and Catacombs€69

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Where to book Capuchin Crypt tickets

Tickets for Rome Capuchin Crypt tours can be purchased online or at the attraction.

However, we recommend buying tickets online because it provides several perks.

– By booking tickets online, you can save money since you receive an online discount.

– You don’t have to travel to the attraction and exert yourself by waiting in long lines at the ticket counter.

– When you reserve in advance, you get your preferred time slot for the tour.

– The tickets usually get sold out quickly. But you can prevent last-minute disappointments if you buy tickets online.

How online tickets work

On the booking page, you can choose your preferred day, the number of tickets, and the preferred time slot and purchase tickets right away.

You will receive an email with your tickets as soon as you purchase them. 

There is no need for you to bring printouts. 

To receive a guided tour of the Capuchin Crypt, on the day of your visit, present your smartphone ticket to the tour leader at the meeting spot beside the fountain on Piazza Barberini.

To receive a guided tour of the Roman Crypts and Catacombs, on the day of your visit, show your smartphone ticket to your guide at the meeting location by the huge Triton fountain.

Cost of Capuchin Crypt tickets

Rome’s Capuchin Crypt Guided tour tickets cost €40 for all visitors aged 18 years and above.

Kids aged 6 to 17 years get a €3 discount and pay only €37 for entry.

Children under the age of 6 can enter for free.

Guided tours of Roman Crypts and Catacombs tickets cost €69 for all guests 15 years and above.

Kids aged 2 to 14 years get a €5 discount and pay just €64 for entry.

Infants up to the age of 1 can enter the museum for free.

Capuchin Crypt tickets

You can book online tickets for a Guided tour of the Capuchin Crypt or a Guided tour of Roman Crypts and Catacombs to learn about the history of Rome’s ancient underground chapel.

A guided tour of the Capuchin Crypt ticket gives you admission into Capuchin Crypt only.

While a guided tour of Roman Crypts and Catacombs ticket gives you access to the Capuchin Crypt and Museum, the catacombs (Santa Domitilla or San Callisto Catacombs), the church, and the underground area of Basilica San Martino Ai Monti.

Both tours provide a tour guide who will guide you through everything. 

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Guided tour of Capuchin Crypt

Guided tour of Capuchin Crypt
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A spine-chilling guided tour of the Capuchin Crypt will allow you to discover one of Rome’s hidden cultural gems.

Witness the unsettling vision of 3,700 Capuchin friars’ skeletons and bones heaped and arranged as chapel decor.

On an evocative underground tour, learn the amazing tales of the creation of this lesser-known Roman cultural masterpiece.

One of Rome’s best-kept cultural secrets is this emotional arrangement of human bones, which serves as a reminder of how fleeting and fragile life is. 

A 45-minute guided tour will be provided by an English-speaking guide.

A maximum of 15 guests can participate in this tour.

The guided tour starts at 9 am. 

While booking tickets, you can select a preferred time slot.

Kindly reach the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time.

You can book your Guided tour of Capuchin Crypt online to get instant ticket delivery and avail skip the line option. 

Ticket Price

Adult Ticket (18+ years): €40
Child Ticket (6 to 17 years): €37

Children under 6 get free entry!

Guided tour of Roman Crypts and Catacombs

Guided tour of Roman Crypts and Catacombs
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Uncover dark ancient rituals lying beneath the surface of modern Rome!

Below are some of the highlights of the tour:

– Explore Rome’s religious traditions in-depth with a knowledgeable guide as you delve into life over the ages.

– Discover sacred catacombs beneath cathedrals, occult shrines within churches, and graveyards filled with skeletal bones.

– Visit each location in a private air-conditioned coach; it’s ancient Rome with contemporary conveniences!

You will also be provided entrance to the Capuchin Crypt and Museum, the catacombs (Santa Domitilla or San Callisto Catacombs), and the church and underground area of Basilica San Martino Ai Monti.

The guided tour begins every day at 9 am and lasts for about 3.5 hours.

You will tour in a group of a maximum of 22 people with an expert English-speaking tour guide.

Ticket Price

Adult Ticket (15+ years): €69
Child Ticket (2 to 14 years): €64
Infant Ticket (up to 1 year): Free

An infant ticket can be bought in combination with an adult ticket only.

Buy Roma Pass and visit one or two of Rome’s top attractions with access to public transport. Pick either a 48-hour pass or a 72-hour pass and get direct entry into the famous gems of Rome. 

How to reach Capuchin Crypt

How to reach Capuchin Crypt
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The Capuchin Crypt is located on Via Vittorio Veneto near Piazza Barberini in Rome.

Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 27, 00187 Rome. Get Directions

The Capuchin Crypt in Rome is accessible by public and private transportation.

By Bus

The nearest bus stop is Barberini (available buses: 52, 53, 61, 63, 80, 83, 100, 150F, 160, 590, C3, MA, n90, n201, and nMA). 

The bus stop is just 1 minute walk from Rome’s Capuchin Crypt.

Another bus stop near the Crypt is Barberini, which is on the other side of the road (available buses: 61, 62, 85, 492, 590, n5, n46, n543, nMA). 

The bus stop is just a 2 minute walk from Rome’s Capuchin Crypt.

By Subway 

The nearest subway station is Barberini (Metro Line A), just 1 minute walk away.

By Car

If you are driving to Capuchin Crypt, google maps can help you find your way.

Car parking

You can find a lot of parking spaces around the Capuchin Crypt.

Click here to find the perfect spot for you!

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Capuchin Crypt timings

Crypt of Capuchins Rome opens at 10 am and closes at 7 pm daily.

The last admission is at 6.30 pm. 

Always buy your tickets online to avoid getting turned away when you arrive at the venue.

How long does Capuchin Crypt take

Capuchin Crypt takes almost 1 hour to explore.

If you are very fond of history, art, and culture and wish to learn more about the bone chapel, your tour may last 2 hours. 

Best time to visit Capuchin Crypt

Best time to visit Capuchin Crypt
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The best time to visit the Capuchin Crypt is as soon as it opens at 10 am.

When the Crypt opens, the crowd is less, which gives you sufficient space and time to stroll inside and cover every exhibit. 

On weekends, Capuchin Crypt experiences a huge rush, which may prevent you from exploring conveniently.

Things to Remember

– Photography and filming are not allowed at Rome Capuchin Crypt tours. If you want special authorization, all the information you need can be found in the FEC section (Fund for Religious Buildings). 

– Wear comfortable shoes & clothes. Please dress appropriately, as this is a place of worship (shoulders, knees, and backs must be covered). 

– You are not allowed to bring bags or large suitcases into the museum, but lockers are available free of charge. All objects have to be removed at the end of the visit.

– Strollers/baby carriages are prohibited during the Guided tour of Roman Crypts and Catacombs.

– The Guided tour of Roman Crypts and Catacombs is not recommended if you are claustrophobic & can’t accommodate guests in a wheelchair or require special assistance.

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