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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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Grizzly but interesting!

We decided to look round this museum as the weather had changed! It's a small museum but has lots of information about past and present torture procedures, gruesome at times... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda7491
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gruesome stuff, you will want to read the details of each piece of apparatus with one eye closed. The next item more terrible as you move on. Not for the feint hearted. I did not know how many places you could stick a sharp object yuk! I can't believe I am saying that you must go.

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London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to look round this museum as the weather had changed! It's a small museum but has lots of information about past and present torture procedures, gruesome at times! Factual displays with photos. Not everyone's idea of fun but interesting.

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Enobarbus3
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Spent a long time here reading about barbarity. The exhibits are excellent and clearly explained in English and Spanish. Our capacity for invention and ingenuity to produce items and methods of utmost cruelty is rawly explained and displayed.

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Seattle
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63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Horrible torture machines and devices. If you go ... prepare to see things that will stay in your mind forever. Shocking things that people have done and continue to do to one another. Very upsetting and I consider myself a tough guy....

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Killarney, Ireland
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95 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

I decided to pop in here on a recent visit to Santillana del Mar. Probably would have been better to view it after lunch. A wee bit disturbing.

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Missoula
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

The evil ways humanity has devised to inflict pain and torture on one another is horrifying - the display of numerous weapons of torture with clear descriptions in multiple languages gave us all the chills and wary of not inviting any of these rituals into our lives

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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.

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beirut
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

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sihanoukville
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76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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Visalia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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

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