Capuchin Crypt

Brno, Czech Republic

The Capuchin Crypt in Brno is a funeral room mainly for Capuchin friars. The crypt was founded in the mid-17th century in the basement of the Capuchin Monastery in the historical centre of Brno. The bodies of people buried there turned into mummies because of the geological composition of the ground and the system of airing.



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Founded: 17th century
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Czech Republic


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Olena Sobolieva-Tereshchenko (6 months ago)
Really interesting- recommend. I advise you to take a guidebook and read to the end !!! The last paragraph of the guidebook gives you different look at life ?
Robert Sierpniak (16 months ago)
The Capuchin Crypt is a pretty architecture. It doesnt't look the best on the outside, but on the inside it's beautiful.
Adams (3 years ago)
If you are not into creepy, you're better off not coming. Descending into the crypt, you are greeted by a cold air and aura of the dead almost touching your skin. It's gets creepier the more you get inside and see the dead bodies. It also didn't help that I was alone in the crypt the day I visited. You can feel the hairs on your skin stand. But it was also fascinating to read the stories of the bodies that line up the place.
macedonboy (4 years ago)
This building used to belong to the order of Capuchin Monks, who also used it as a place of burial for themselves and some of their wealthy patrons. The dry and cool conditions caused many of the buried to dry out and become mummified. There’s no audio guide on offer, but the museum does provide written guides in a few languages, and I think all the rooms also had some description. At first it does feel a bit morbid looking at all those mummies, but you get used to it. I enjoyed it for being such a unique museum and the museum for providing more than enough information about the background of the church and the deceased.
Adam Muruato (5 years ago)
Such a moving experience. Walked in to a totally empty museum and soaked it all in. The place was easy to find and it’s just steps away from the main train station.
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