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Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati

Piazza Marina 61, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 607 5306
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Piazza Marina 61, 90133, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 607 5306
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Reviewed December 16, 2015

This fabulous palazzo is very important in Sicilian history, but the interest for most tourists will surely be its role in the Spanish Inquisition. That's why I went there. A tour takes you to the prison cells where victims of the Inquisition were kept. Their...More

3  Thank niteed
Reviewed November 8, 2015

We were shown about by the knowledgeable and charming Rachel who explained the graffiti of the inquisition Really worth visiting

Thank bfromLondon
Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant explanation of guide but strong and sad history. Despite the torture and pain they painted on the wall expressing their faith, pain and hope. I recommend

Thank Alyn S
Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We headed to palazzo chiaramonte to view the famous artwork "The Vucciria" by guttusso which at the time we visited was on display elsewhere. But we were not disappointed the museum has so much to offer - from amazing architecture to the moving tour of...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed September 26, 2015

We took the italian language tour of the complex, paying only a few euros each. The evidence of the Norman/French Chiaramonte family is very interesting. The graffiti of the imprisoned from the Inquisition is really moving. Images and texts from persecuted priests, foreign (english!) intellectuals,...More

Thank laobhaise
Reviewed September 25, 2015

the star of this show is not the many hundred year old palazzo and Inquisition prison cells - it is the new modern museum that is built "into and thru" the palazzo. a very slick, understated, elegant and soft touch design. a job very well...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed September 8, 2015

I went today to see the painting La Vucciria by Renato Guttuso. Sadly we had already booked our holiday to Sicily before discovering that the original had been sent to Milan for the duration of Expo 2015. It has been replaced by a replica photograph...More

Thank Raspberrypavlova_13
Reviewed July 27, 2015

I have been to other Inquisition museums, which tend to focus on the torture. This place is quite different. You come to see the graffiti the prisoners made during their imprisonment. Graffiti is something of an understatement. These are murals. Also there are poems and...More

2  Thank MestaChios
Reviewed July 11, 2015

I was quite ignorant of this buildings history so I thought that the tour of both the Palazzo and Inquistion Gaol was really very good. The times and coordination of the tours can be a bit confusing for a dummy(me) but it worked out fine....More

1  Thank Stephencosmo
Reviewed July 4, 2015

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,...More

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Is this place suitable for a 9 year old child? She is sensitive and, while this deeply interests me, I do not want her having nightmares.
January 6, 2016|
Response from volpicinadeldeserto |
no, this palace is not for sensitive kids!
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