I was spending an afternoon walking around Rome when I came across this place and I sure am glad that I did. I find this sort of thing fascinating, so I had to go in. I was not disappointed. It's beautiful, creepy, unnerving and awesome. Really, it's amazing how much awesomeness is packed into such a small space. I wish I could have taken photos, but they don't allow it.
The Capuchin Crypt is the creepiest thing I have ever visited. Running out of burial space, the monks started to use the bones of the deceased as decoration. Each alcove has a different theme—one might be skulls, while another ribs and shoulder blades. It's still a bit hard to believe those are all human remains.
It is also called the Notre Dame of Innocence or the Church of Bones, located on the famous Veneto Road in Rome, next to the Bee Fountain designed by Benigni. The Church is one of the ancestors of the Human Bone Church. It is said that the design inspiration of the Portuguese Human Bone Church came from it. In addition, it was built earlier than the Czech Human Bone Church. The Church of Bones is actually the underground catacomb of the church.
A very interesting display of bones in an artistic format. Walk through different cells that use different parts of the body to create the artwork.
The basement of Skeleton Church is a work of art. Life and death are obvious in every corner. Basically, 3,000 monk bones are used to make these amazing exhibitions, and the monks dedicated to the monastery have faith because their bones are used to create this religious art.
The Capuchin Crypt is a unique meditation on death constructed by the monks themselves, with the bones of their deceased brothers.