Capuchin Monastery


One of the city's leading attractions is this ghoulish cellar crypt that holds the mummified remains of several city noblemen from the 18th century. Apparently, the dry, well-ventilated crypt has the natural ability to turn dead bodies into mummies. Up to 150 cadavers were deposited here prior to 1784, the desiccated corpses including monks, abbots and local notables.

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4. Labyrinth under the Cabbage Market

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5. Old Town Hall

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6. Cathedral of Sts Peter & Paul

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