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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 small museum which focuses entirely on instruments of torture used throughout Europe from medieval times onward. While the displays are gruesome, and the blurbs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not your usual happy vacation adventure but you will see what people have been capable of in the name of their beliefs. Not to over sell the visit but it has impacted our lives.

Thank 3rdOregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We arrived at 1.30 pm at the museum only to find it closed. The schedule on the door claimed it is open until 2.00 pm. We asked a nearby shop tenant who confirmed it was supposed to be open. We had lunch close to the location in the hope that it will reopen. Sadly it didn't. No one to ask,... More 

Thank Joumana H
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This is a small museum which focuses entirely on instruments of torture used throughout Europe from medieval times onward. While the displays are gruesome, and the blurbs interesting, don't come here expecting an objective history lesson. There is only one small plaque downstairs explaining what the inquisition was - the rest of the information seems to have been written by... More 

Thank dora m
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Small but interesting, amazing what we as humans can do to each other. Interesting to note some of these torture techniques and worse are still being practiced today

Thank judy845
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Came here while visiting this lovely old town, and it was a real eye opener. It is a very interesting and educational place, would recommend visiting, but may need a drink after to take your mind off some of the horrors.

Thank Fred F
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Interesting, but shocking how humans can treat each other. If you're in town, worth an hour of your time.

Thank Timbo02
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

If your into horror and gory movies like me. You'll love this tiny museum. It doesn't have a lot of stuff. But still very interesting. Definitely recommend going.

Thank fertheunicorn
Tacoma, Washington
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This museum was horrific. It would have been much more interesting to learn history rather than to just see how people are so in humane to one another. Had to leave before visiting the entire display. Would not take children there.

Thank PoetJosie
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Excellent history lessons which also doubled up as threats for our two kids. Kids were free which is a nice sweetener. Small area only needed 30-60 minutes to explore so a great value little place to explore

Thank Morenos
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191 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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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