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Palazzo Chiaramonte

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Address: Piazza Marina, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy

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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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This commanding castle has had an eventful history, beginning as the residence of the wealthy and powerful Chiaramonte family. On completion in the early 1300s it was much closer to the port and taxes on goods accounted for much of the family money. All this and more was covered during a fascinating tour of the complex, conducted on a voluntary... More 

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Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was there on saturday! The visit is a must in Palermo. The palace is beautiful, but what i find incredible are the jails. These jails are dated back to the inquisition time and reveal the cruelty of the inquisitors and prison officers. There are several paintings and are a rare testomony of an obscure ephoc! Moreover, the guide, Oriana,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We accidentally came across this place and we're so glad we did, what an experience and it only cost 5 euro each. After payment we were given two plastic information cards that explained each cell and the drawings. You are allowed to take photos but cannot use flash. We highly recommend you visit this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I went to this place not expecting too much but was really interested once I got there. Unfortunately there was no English guide, but I understand that you can book one in advance. The people who work there are volunteers and the guide with us was an archaeologist associated with the university. She did her best to explain as much... More 

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