The Catacombs of the Capuccinos in Palermo

With the fashion that there is now of the series of zombies, skulls and all that kind of thing, there are tourist places that are gaining many visitors in recent years thanks to that. Some of those places are the Catacombs, wherever they are, they attract the attention of many tourists, eager to see in person the human remains of various civilizations.

In Palermo you will find the Catacombs of the Capuccinos , one of the most important in the world and which is a must for lovers of the theme, although you will also love it if you are not. A dark place with a lot of curiosity and that arouses great curiosity in all its visitors. All the horror houses in theme parks could well be inspired by it.

So are the Catacombs

They are located on the outskirts of the city and inside there are more than 8,000 corpses , many of them in a perfect state of conservation. In fact, there are some who do not even appear to be dead, such as Rosalía Lombardo, a two-year-old girl who seems to be sleeping since she has nothing damaged in her body. Very gloomy, I know, but whoever likes these things will enjoy Cappuccinos.

His origins

The Catacombs of the Capuccinos have their origin in the year 1599, when Silvestro de Gubio , a monk who was considered a saint, was buried. Seeing that the conservation conditions were incredibly good, it became almost a tradition to bring the deceased there, especially the most important personalities of the time. In fact, there were people who left in their will the data of how they wanted to be put in the catacombs, with what clothes and in what position.

Of interest

The place is divided by zones in which women, men, children, important professionals and monks are classified. As soon as you start to go down, you will notice great humidity, something logical since there must be it so that the bodies can be kept in good condition. You can go both in the morning and in the afternoon, and there is the option of hiring a guide to tell you all the history of the place.