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The Capuchin Crypt

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

"Bone Church" in Rome

The Capuchin Crypt is a located beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini on Via Veneto in Rome near Piazza Barberini.

The chapels are decorated with the the skeletal remains of 3,700 bodies. The idea behind this crypt is to be a reminder of the quick passage of life on earth to the afterlife.