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Museo de la Inquisicion

Calle Lindas 1, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
+34 942 84 02 73
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Visit the historical center of Santillana del Mar.

Just a few meters away in a narrow side Street, you will find the “Permanent Strange Exposition... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
Sends chills down your spine

This is more of a torture museum in general rather than specifically about the inquisition. There... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Calle Lindas 1, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
+34 942 84 02 73
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Just a few meters away in a narrow side Street, you will find the “Permanent Strange Exposition known under the name “El Museo de la Tortura”. This original and macabre museum gathers a collection of more than 50 instruments of torture and capital punishment original...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

This is more of a torture museum in general rather than specifically about the inquisition. There are 3 levels of displays of the various implements used to torture people. All have a multi language description. As others have said, you wonder what makes humans be...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This museum is not only related to "Inquisicion" period (even if it is the main contribution) because it offers a review of the torture methods in ancient and recent ages. A clear, well documented and fairly complete exhibition allows to see most of the torture...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

It has all the history and the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition. It is very informative about the religious fervour of the times. It may not be suitable for children under 12.

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

The name is misleading, the references to the inquisition are minimal. It should be named museum of torture or something similar.

Thank lacba
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The museum has lots of distributing artefacts, but we'd hoped for a bit more history around the inquisition. Pretty grim stuff! Glad of the Geneva convention.

Thank jkerridge
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

In a very gory and gruesome way. Hard to imagine people come up with these things!!! Some of the translations were challenging (Google fail!?!), which is disappointing, but you kind of get the gist of it! Kids loved it!

Thank Claudia F
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Try the Tower of London - but do not visit either before lunch!! Need to take a troublesome child to try out the devices - or at laest threaten.

Thank Rob L
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The exhibits and their explanations are well done. This is a disturbing museum, given the subject matter, make no mistake. It does have a place in this little medieval village. Careful with younger children given the descriptive nature of the exhibits.

Thank mommytravels
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Displaying the tools of the trade, torture that is this museum is small, but well maintained. Give the quick feel for the tortures of the day. The whole museum can be seen in a quick visit, but how many torture devices can you look at...More

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