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Museo de la Inquisicion

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A brutal reminder

Part of the medieval history of Spain and the Spanish catholic church. Stunning how a beautiful and... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Interesting visit

We visited this museum on a trip to this lovely town. A look mainly at torture equipment from the... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Part of the medieval history of Spain and the Spanish catholic church. Stunning how a beautiful and quaint town could harbor such terror and horror to torture its own citizens. Quite a contrast and worth observing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank correaalberto
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum on a trip to this lovely town. A look mainly at torture equipment from the past and more shockingly some (not in the museum) still in use.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank middlecr
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

It’s called the museum of the inquisition but it’s not really hat at all. Come if you want to find many instruments of torture displayed and their use described in fairly minute detail. But there was literally nothing about the inquisition - what led to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tpw101
Reviewed August 1, 2018

I've been there just by curiosity but it was really scary ! The place is very well documented and organised.....been there with my kid but not well appreciated

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jean_PaulM749
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

The museum displays a lot of the instruments used during the Spanish Inquisition with detailed descriptions for usage and effects on the victim. 3 out of 5 for the total lack of history concerning the Spanish Inquisition. The showing of all the torture instruments definitely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

The exhibits are well done. Interesting comments about some tortures currently in use in the world. The museum was open when everything else was closed. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sharonr806
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit...a bit like the one in Prague but a bit bigger as i recall. On the positive side it’s great that we weren’t born too early where these things seemed to have been commonplace. However I cannot understand taking 5 year olds....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Titanium_13
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Very professional, very detailed and clear explanations and illustrations - but definitely for the people that are feeling too good with the beauty of the area and need to spoil their mood. For me first 5 minutes were enough.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SDG1965
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

I’m glad I wasn’t around hundreds of years ago, my big mouth would surely have seen me meet with a terrible fate. This place bears testimony to a dark period in humanity and features crude torture devices designed to inflict and prolong maximum suffering. Beyond...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 194sales
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Very interesting - whilst the pictures are drawings, they are quite graphic & coupled up with the description of how the pain was inflicted it can be quite gory!! It was a very interesting couple of hours!! Worth a visit...

Date of experience: February 2018
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dorienne c
March 3, 2018|
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Response from 111gerardoa | Reviewed this property |
I think you went to a different place. I visited this museum two days ago and was operating, complete and very interesting.
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