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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Louise Joy (8 months ago)
In the heart of Brno in Czechia, you'll find dozens of mummies laid to rest in Capuchin Crypt. Not for the faint hearted, exploring this 18th century monastery allows you to view and learn more about the naturally mummified remains of Capuchin monks and others. The cellar is a fascinating place, but dark and haunting too - with some bodies showcasing faces of sorrow and fear. Interestingly, they were never intended to be mummified: the bodies naturally turned into mummies due to geological composition of the ground and the ventilation in the cellars. TRIGGER WARNING: The images to the right few show some of the mummies up close and may not be to everyone's taste. ? Capuchin Crypt, Brn, Czechia ? 120 CZK/£4.49 ? Resting place, Death, Underground
Dennis Roks (10 months ago)
Bit creepy, not a long tour. If you want some creeoy photos of very old mummified dead people it's worth it
Olena Sobolieva-Tereshchenko (13 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 (2 years 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 (4 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.
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