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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
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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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Timely Reminder of Historic Intolerance!

Moving, reminder of cruelty (for centuries!) of Spanish Inquisition and religious intolerance...being replicated in other locales/faith conflicts today. Next to interesting Triana... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Delaware
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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Well to be fair there was a paragraph explaining the Spanish Inquisition half way round. Quite a nice presentation of the old castle walls but no context or real substance. Disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Castillo de San Jorge was a medieval fortress built on the west bank of the Guadalquivir River in Seville , which was also used as a headquarters and prison in the Spanish Inquisition . It was demolished in the nineteenth century to build a food market. Currently in the underground ruins there is a museum center on Castillo, the... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Till next time I will have to wait to go inside and visit this Museum. The day that I was in Sevilla, this museum was not open. I ended up grabbing a cool photograph outside it though, by the museum. You can see it on my instagram page. If you like it, follow me! My name is: Schechter206. I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

This museum puts the Spanish Inquisition into its historical context and helped us understand this period of Spanish history. It is housed in the fortress that was the site of the Inquisition in Saville. It is an archeological site that is presented very well, with excellent comentary, graphics and examples. It mentiond but does not dwell on the tortire and... More 

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Sacramento
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The Castillo de San Jorge - or Inquisition Museum ,is tucked under a bridge going into the Triana area next to the Mercado. It is free and doesn't take much time, so no worry if you aren't impressed. However, it is a lesson children (and probably some adults) need to learn. You will see the excavated ruins of where the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Was entering the Triana market when I saw a sign for this castle. It is very informative and interesting how you see what has been preserved of a grand castle that served Seville. They have some special effects that show what it really looked like and then shows it slowly changing to what you see in front of you, Fascinating.... More 

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