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Museo Del Castillo De San Jorge

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Address: Plaza del Altozano | s/n, Mercado de Abastos de Triana, 411010 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: 954332240
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: This museum sits on the site of the excavated 12th-century Castillo de San...
This museum sits on the site of the excavated 12th-century Castillo de San Jorge which in the 15th-century became the first headquarters of Spain’s notorious Inquisition. The museum places in context the events which followed the Christian Reconquest of Spain, when many of the Jews who remained and converted became suspected of heresy, and subject to torture – from water-boarding to the rack - designed to extract confessions.
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A Nice Historical Perspective

The guidebooks say it's worth a trip across the bridge to Triana to visit the Mercado, but we were totally surprised to find a museum and historical excavation of the site where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The museum is hard to find. The entrance is near the mercado and you exit through the mercado. The stories of some tried under the inquisition are interesting but there is little historical explanation about why this happened. Its interesting to see the section on international human rights. This museum is not sure if it's about the inquisition or a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The guidebooks say it's worth a trip across the bridge to Triana to visit the Mercado, but we were totally surprised to find a museum and historical excavation of the site where the Spanish Inquisition began. Others have commented that it's free which in today's day and age is a worthwhile endorsement by itself. If you have the extra time,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

I was a bit overwhelmed by the museum, but it is free and provides a free app with audio guide. If you are in the area and have 20 mins to spare go and visit, but do not make an event of it.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I cannot believe this place is a) not more widely advertised and b) free to get into!! A lovely wander through the archaeological remains of the castle with information on the Inquisition, which was based there. I would have liked a bit more information on the Inquisition and its history, but with limited space and no income from entry fees,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It was nice to see and get an educational view of the Spanish inquisition at the actual castle and place this occurs years ago. There is no entrance fees and it was very modern. Pay attention though, it has certain hours it is opened and closed, so don't get surprised.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

From across the river you may mistake the writing for a restaurant, and if you have't got a guide the significance may pass. Our free walking tour guide introduced us to this place, which we visited afterwards. Amazing the power the Spanish Inquisition had and how cruel and intolerant they were. Well worth the visit and it's free. The sculpture... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Moving, reminder of cruelty (for centuries!) of Spanish Inquisition and religious intolerance...being replicated in other locales/faith conflicts today. Next to interesting Triana Market; enter through 'Tourist Info' doors...free, and a worthwhile visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We’d heard of a museum about the Spanish Inquisition but then discovered the museum was actually a permanent exhibition about this dark part of the past in the archaeological remains of a castle in the Triana part of Seville right on the river banks. As others have mentioned, the entrance is a bit difficult to find, somewhat tucked away from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Once you find this museum (Seville is not too hot on signage - you enter through the Tourist Info office next to the indoor market) it's a brief, well laid out and informative stroll through the remains of ancient buildings that shed a nutshell light on distant, terrible times. Free entry. Splendid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

I worked as a tour guide for a few months a few years ago and I always used to recommend people to go here. When I was in Seville I found it almost impossible to find anything out about the more negative aspects of Spain's history, like the Spanish inquisition. This museum was not only the only place I really... More 

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Address: Plaza del Altozano | s/n, Mercado de Abastos de Triana, 411010 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: 954332240
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Seville  >  Seville

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