Santa Maria Della Concezione – Majestic Cathedral in Rome with frightening crypt

Majestic at first sight Cathedral of Santa Maria della-Coution in Rome is little known among tourists, although it is this big church that keeps in its depths a very awesome and fascinating place – an old crypt of the monks of Kapuchin.

Santa Maria Della Concezione – Majestic Cathedral in Rome, Italy Santa Maria Della Concezione – Majestic Roman Cathedral in Italy

The Cathedral of Santa Maria della-Conduction was erected between 1626 and 1631, by decree of Pope Urban VIII. The inner interior of this little church is highlighted by its bare walls and restrained decoration, which contrasts with most temples in Rome and their showing ornaments.

Santa Maria Della Concezione – Majestic Roman Cathedral Santa Maria Della Concezione – Rome with a frightening cry

After the church was completed in 1631, Cardinal Antonio Marchello Barberini, who was a member of the Kapuchinov Monks, ordered the remains of the members of his Order from the cemetery in the crypt church.

Santa Maria Della Concezione – Cathedral in Rome, Italy Santa Maria Della Concezione – Cathedral in Rome in Italy

Bones are placed on the walls in a special way, creating various motifs and drawings on religious themes. The crypt is divided into six large chapels, decorated with bones of 4,000 Kapuchin monks, who died between 1528 and 1870.

Santa Maria Della Concezione Cathedral in Rome, Italy Santa Maria Della Concezione Cathedral in Rome

Santa Maria Della Concezione - Majestic Cathedral in Rome with frightening crypt

Along with the walls covered with human bones, the chapel also contain frightening skeletons, dressed in a brown robe of cappuchins.

Santa Maria Della Concezione Cathedral in Rome in Italy Santa Maria Della Concezione Cathedral, Italy

Without any desecration, according to monks, such a decoration from the bones should remind alive that the body is only – "the vessel for the soul", and someday it will die, so you only need to take care of the conservation and soul, and body.

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