Our Lady of the Conception of the Capuchins - Rome

Our Lady of the Conception of the Capuchins is a church on the Via Veneto, close to Piazza Barberini. It was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII in honour of his brother, Antonio Barberini, who was a Capuchin friar. Built in 1624, its understated facade displays a degree of refinement in this time of the splendour of the Baroque. It consist a small nave and several side chapels, all of which contain chef d’oeuvres by some of the most talented contemporary painters and sculptors. Furthermore, the church is perhaps best known as an ossuary, known as the Capuchin Crypt, in which the bones of over 4,000 Capuchin friars collected between the years of 1528 and 1870 have been fashioned into Baroque and Rococo style. It is said that this crypt served as the inspiration for the 19th century Sedlec ossuary in the Czech Republic.


Daily from 7 am - 12 midday and again from 3:30 pm - 7 pm. Opening times of the crypt: 9 am - 12 midday and again from 3 pm - 6 pm.


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Address : Via Vittorio Veneto, 27 187 Rome Italy

Subway : Metro A : Barberini

Bus : Bus : 52, 53, 60, 61, 62, 80, 95, 116, 492

Phone : +39 064871185

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