Rome's Capuchin Bone Church
A new article on Budget Travel looks at the Capuchin catacombs in Rome. Among a dozen Churches nominated for their spectacular beauty, "One in particular, the Capuchin Crypts stood out—not so much for its beauty, but for its can't-turn-away creepiness. The crypts are spread across a series of small chapels beneath a relatively non-descript church called the Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, in Rome, Italy. But what makes them spine-tingling is that they're constructed from—and decorated with—the skeletal remains of 4,000 friars, who died in the 17th century. The bones are nailed to the walls and ceiling in intricate sculptural patterns, piled high in corners, and hung from the ceiling as light fixtures. Yikes, right? The photos of the Capuchin Crypts are incredible—but beautiful? Not necessarily. So when it came time to narrow the nominations down and select a list of the top ten most beautiful churches, the Capuchin Crypts didn't make the cut." ... [Full Article]. (Source: Photo Tour of the Creepiest Churches on Earth)