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Catacombs of the Capuchins

Category: Strange and Macabre Places

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Paranomal Atlas

At the end of the 16th century, the friars of the Capuchin Monastery had run out of space in their cemetery. The solution was to start excavating Crypts below the cemetery, where they would inter the mummified bodies of those in their order.

Originally intended only for the dead friars, the catacombs soon became home to luminaries, priests and civilians, many preserved and wearing their finest clothes. Today, visitors can view the more than 8000 human remains lining the walls, or placed on shelves.