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Address: C/ Jesus Otero, 1, 39330 Santillana del Mar, Spain
Phone Number: +34 942 84 02 73
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This is a macabre exhibition but well worth a visit just to appreciate mans inhumanity to man or woman! Some of these examples can be so easily extrapolated to our so called... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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poole
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a macabre exhibition but well worth a visit just to appreciate mans inhumanity to man or woman! Some of these examples can be so easily extrapolated to our so called modern times and civilised society. It contains what must be so unique pieces of torture equipment some of which even look original. The cost is €2.40.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Fantastic to find out, in graphic detail, what humans did to each other in times gone by ........ or maybe they still do these things!!

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barnet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This torture museum, full of exhibits was awesome - you cannot believe what one man could do to another! The rack, the cage and other horrific means of torture have to be seen to be believed. More interesting because the exhibits had English notices. Worth a visit - we spent over an hour in this museum.

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Segovia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Very interesting Museum in a town that really is just a massive tourist trap. Santillana del Mar is full of tourists and shops now so the past charm is really almost non-existent. Anyway the Museum was a pleasant surprise. Full of torture instruments and descriptive explanations! The price is good so I would really recommend a visit!

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Small museum with real artefacts of the various 'instruments' used in torture. Good use of information used. Some very frank details given - not for the faint-hearted!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The museum exhibits show and describe how various methods of torture, punishment, humiliation and death were used during the period of the Inquisition. If you are in Santillana del Mar its worth an hour of your time to see this interesting exhibition.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We were staying in beautiful Santilliana del Mar and decided to visit the museum. We found it informative and interesting. Some of the torture exhibits are original and others replicas of the horrendous ways people were tortured many centuries ago. You willfind it horrific, gruesome, and disgusting, its original, I defy most people to see all the exhibits before leaving!... More 

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Berkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

All has been said. My husband walked out after about 20 minutes as though it just so awful. Please don't take children- truly the stuff of nightmares. I found it more fascinating - certainly NOT entertaining, and also wished there had been more about the inquisition and some historical context. All a bit random.

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pembrokeshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Left us feeling glad to be living in this country, in this century and in this part of that century!! Eye-watering exhibits that make you appalled at how inventive we have been in the art of hurting other people over the years. Some in use until much later than you could ever believe. Fascinating and disgusting all at once.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was an interesting and unexpected find in the old town. For €3,60 each it was a bargain. A display of torture equiptment some of it originals, some recreations and some were just benign versions of similar tools. However it was the descriptions alongside them that brought them to life with gruesome details of the damage each one could do... More 

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Address: Address: C/ Jesus Otero, 1, 39330 Santillana del Mar, Spain
Phone Number: +34 942 84 02 73
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santillana del Mar

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