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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
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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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very interesting

we got a guided tour. In Spanish. I forgot the name of the guide, but she was very passionate about the topic. The area is beautiful, the tour itself interesting,...although... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
bagybachi
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Madrid

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Madrid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we got a guided tour. In Spanish. I forgot the name of the guide, but she was very passionate about the topic. The area is beautiful, the tour itself interesting,...although macabre and chilling, worth visiting. one criticism is that it isn't very acceisble for people with discapacity. maybe I am being difficult taken that those are 15th century ruins,....this handicap... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place didn't feature in any of my guide books and I only came across it by chance. I'm glad that I did as it very informative and interesting. There isn't anything left of the castle as such apart from the foundations. The museum takes you underground to explore these and as it does so, you learn about the Inquisition.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

If you are planning to see Triana while in Sevilla, this place worths visited. Entrance is free and it takes less than an hour. It is composed from different details that make refference to the history of the place and also to the history of the inquisition, and the people living during those times. It has a modern graphical interface... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

My wife really looked forward to Seville. As we departed for our trip she shared with me surely romanticized memories of her visit to Seville as a child, describing bull fights, sombreros, and brightly-colored flamenco dancers. So, of course, when asked what I most looked forward to in Seville, I told her Seville was the heart of the bloody, creatively... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

So easy to miss this but it's an enlightening free step back into history. It's certainly a place for reflection. It'll take you no more than half an hour to walk around - viewing the remains of the old buildings and reading about their part in the Spanish Inquisition. Fascinating and revealing - while everyday life takes place in the... More 

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Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This museum is small but it is worth making the effort to visit. The history of the Spanish Inquisition is disturbing, and it was difficult to explain to our children. But it shouldn't be forgotten and we should learn never to repeat such devastating mistakes. The main part of the museum is the ruins of the castle excavated under the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

As a Christian, I was interested in visiting this site where the Inquisition used to be headquartered. A sobering reminder of what can happen when individual soul liberty is disregarded.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A free museum located in the same building as the Triana Market. It’s known for being the site of the Holy Inquisition in Spain from 1481-1785 and I didn’t want to visit it for that reason. It’s advertised as a “place of reflection” and I found that it was. It was interesting to read about the abuses of power, value... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a neat place to visit, besides the fact that it is free. The museum shows an important part of history that should not be forgotten, even if it occurred centuries ago. The videos up near the lobby did not work, but the video downstairs, where the ruins are, helped you get an appreciation for what the inquisition did... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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