Santo Maria Della Concezione dei Cappuccini

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Santo Maria Della Concezione dei Cappuccini Jul 12, 2009
Santo Maria Della Concezione dei Cappuccini is a church found in Rome, built between 1626-1631. It was commissioned by a Pope Urban VIII whose brother was a Capuchin friar. It is best known as and ossuary, known as the Capuchin Crypt, in which is displayed the bones of over 4000 Capuchin friars, which were collected between 1528 and 1870. The bones are fashioned into decorative displays in the Baroque and Rococo style. The church is easy to find, but it is a popular tourist attraction, so expect line-ups. Inside, there is not much room to manoeuvre around all the other people viewing the bones. Admission is by donation, but you are expected to give at least 1.00. Attendants at the door watch to see how much you put in the donation bowl, and they will tell you to give more if you don’t give the minimum amount. Cameras are not allowed inside the church.
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