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Palazzo Chiaramonte

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Address: Piazza Marina, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy

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Visiting Palazzo Chiaramonte can be a touching experience, specially if you're interested in History and on the 'work' of the Inquisition worldwide. Before that, I have been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Porto Alegre, RS

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Visiting Palazzo Chiaramonte can be a touching experience, specially if you're interested in History and on the 'work' of the Inquisition worldwide. Before that, I have been to the Inquisition Museum in Lima, Peru. The Museum in Lima is interesting, but, differently from the Palazzo, it has a more informative approach. The special thing with Chiaramonte is that you are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

As other reviews have pointed out, the highlight of the palace is the graffiti on the walls of several rooms left by various prisoners of the inquisition; the graffiti includes a variety of languages and dates, and features religous figures as well as Biblical stories including Jonah and the whale. I overheard a guide who suggested that the prisoner who... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Palace dominates Piazza Marina, it's located across the park. It's a guided visit and you could get tickets for the Palace only(upstairs) and see the Hall of Baron's wooden ceiling with it's richly decorated beams depicting Bible episodes. But I'd suggest you also get tickets to the Philippine Prisons [Inquisition times] (also a guided tour) and see the graffiti... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Nice building with intersting history - got charged twice (once5 euro for the prison and then additionally 2.5 for the palace - think i might be ripped off). Most interesting parts in the ground floor were shut. Can't visit the building without a guide and guide only wants to speak italian although most people foreigners - she coulf at least... More 

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Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

exciting to see the prisons of the Inquisition and the building is really beautiful and noble , so much to see the visit takes about 2 hours

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

a must-see, unique graffiti of the prisoners of inquisition in palermo ...little graffiti gems of artists, heretic monks, explorers, free-thinkers, foreigners put on trial by the inquisition...

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Oxfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was a really good quick visit to a super building which had the luck to have the brilliant architect Carlo Scarpa involved in its modernisation. The famous Guttuso picture of the market is there and is a joy to behold as are the stunning major rooms. Certainly worth an hour of anyone's time.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We hid out from the rain and signed up for the next available tour which was only conducted in Italian, just so we could enter the place. This is a problem because this is a guided tour and we are not supposed to stray far from the guide. Thus we found ourselves waiting for long periods of time. The guide... More 

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Staunton, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We toured only the recently discovered prison cells used during the Spanish Inquisition. You will be humbled by this experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Traveling in November, you are likely to have many sites to yourself. In this case, me and my mother had stopped by the day before and arranged an English speaking tour for the following day. Basically we ended up having a private tour with an incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide who patiently answered all of our many questions and... More 

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Address: Address: Piazza Marina, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo>  > Tribunali

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