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Mdina Dungeons

Beneath the Magisterial Vilhena Palace, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
(356) 21 450267
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Ranked #10 of 12 attractions in Mdina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Lejre
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Mdina Dungeons is located in the city of Mdina, and it was an interesting experience with a very explicit display of torture methods, executions, diseases and the like from thousands of years of Maltese history. I wouldn't recommend visiting with smaller children - our eight year olds found it a little frightening, which shortened our visit a bit, but... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is certainly a must to visit if you like the macabre and bloody history of the inquisition and torture in the medieval periods

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Brighton, England
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Loved it! As you will if you love all things gruesome and macabre. The creators looked like they had fun making it as realistic as possible. However, it's also a fascinating insight into how Malta has been continually colonised, exploited and fought over, and what its people have had to endure over the centuries, which is shocking in itself. Good... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Came here in early April. Before visiting I was wondering how much it would cost but when we arrived it was a nice surprise it was only 4 euros. In the UK they would probably have it at double that. I was also surprised that you could take photos because you probably couldn't in the UK. So yeah over all... More

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Newent, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Not for young children, It's interesting to see and read about the crime and punishments of times gone by. People were so cruel. Several gruesome ways to inflict pain and torture.

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South
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Dungeons within the city wall showing different types of torture and punishment from the past. Many full sized models, very lifelike; recorded explanations as you move from area to area. Allow about 45mins. At 4 euros, first class value.

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Oxford
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was the first attraction that you might come across on the visit to Mdina. You may be tempted to see this immediately, however I would suggest you hold on. There is not a lot to see in the dungeon. Essentially it showcases the various torture techniques that were used in the city during different periods, using a series of... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Need to be careful reviewing this place or add "spoiler alert" to the title. Not adding any pictures as it would give too much away. In summary its a history of the dungeons and the prisoners held there along with reproductions of some treatments (and this is no spa!). It does give warning that some may find it harrowing and... More

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Very interesting place to visit, giving you some idea of the history involves int he dungeons. a lot of mannequins showing the torture that was done. Cheap to get in, 4 euro's . Worth a visit.

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Lincolnshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Very interesting lots of manakins dressed in olden day dress. Lots of blood and injuries . A recording vocal about each scene. A tiny dungeon a prisoner had lived in for many many years. Its a wonder he didn't go mad in such a tiny cell.Lots of history to be seen and lots of heading above so u understand what... More

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