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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 2 weeks ago
correaalberto
Interesting visit

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

Reviewed 10 October 2018
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 May 2012

Unique, don't think I've ever seen anything like this before. A collection of torture equipment over the ages (not just The Inquisition), and good explanations of it's use (why/how/when) Well worth a visit, and the entrance fee was reasonable too. Maybe not for the kids,...More

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Reviewed 25 July 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

2  Thank Frederick S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 10 October 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.

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Reviewed 29 September 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

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Reviewed 1 August 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

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Reviewed 25 July 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

2  Thank Frederick S
Reviewed 1 July 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.

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Reviewed 28 June 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

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Very interesting and informative! Amazing the extent of creativity humans have to hurt others! The museum is very well done, several levels... do take the time to visit...

Thank Emmanuelle T
Reviewed 9 May 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.

Thank SDG1965
Reviewed 11 March 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

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dorienne c
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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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