As beautiful as it is macabre, the Capuchin Crypt is a set of chambers beneath the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione in Rome where the bones of long-dead monks are used to form decorative patterns on the walls and the ceilings. The bone designs are meant to be a reminder of life’s impermanence.
Visitors have the chance to go through each room of the crypt as well as look through the museum to learn more about the Capuchin Order.
Prices are low, but visitors are expected to cover up in respect for the church, so bare shoulders and shorts or skirts that are too short are not allowed. Those who do not do so will not be allowed inside.