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Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati

Piazza Marina 61, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 607 5306
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Piazza Marina 61, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 607 5306

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an incredibly surprising and meaningful site. We found the guide very informative and it was great to have a private tour of the space. The history of the palazzo is sobering but very well explained in this tour. I feel like I left...More

Thank Rima M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped for a lunchtime drink at a pavement cafe and in the course of a conversation with the waiter asked what the building was across the way. Somehow 'a museum of the Spanish Inquisition' doesn't seem the best way to spend an afternoon, but...More

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You if u are interested in the history of the Inquisition you should go here. The young lady who guided us was very informed and enthusiastic in presenting the subject matter. Seeing the jail of the inquisition is very sobering. The artwork, graffiti, helps to...More

Thank jesse s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing place if you enjoy history. The "graffitti" they found here is an amazing testament to the terrible period of the Spanish Inquisition. The difficulty here is finding the entrance! If I can help, it isn't the big gate at the front...More

Thank cakewithaview
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a guided tour through the Palace in English, the tour guide provided many informative details about the history of the place and its role during Spanish inquisition. The highlight of the visit are the prisoners' cells with the graffity art on the walls....More

Thank SongshanSam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting visit about the incarceration of people by the Spanish. Alesso our guide was very good

Thank Doug R
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Very well structured guided visit with a competent and interested staff. History lovers must go! The inquisiton jails are impressive!

Thank Emerson P
Reviewed 7 July 2017

A young lady with a background in art/ history had us toured around in a group of 8ppl. (in proficient english). She was clearly wholehearted about the subject and would answer any raised question. The most interesting part seemed the visit of the prison cells...More

Thank Reto E
Reviewed 19 June 2017

For 400 years the Spanish ruled Sicily, and the Inquisition was as active here as in Spain. The cells here have preserved drawings and words--in many languages--of the prisoners of the Inquisition. It's a must see.

Thank AriC174
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The Chiaramonte Steri Palace built in the 1300s is definitely gigantic and impressive. Originally the official residence of the Count of Modica, Mandredi Chiaramonte. Since that time, the palace has passed from hand to hand. Once the residence of the Spanish Viceroy, a customs office,...More

Thank Nicola B
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6 January 2016|
Response from volpicinadeldeserto |
no, this palace is not for sensitive kids!
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