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Inquisitor's Palace

Main Gate Street, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2182 7006
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OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at 16.30Hrs). The Inquisitor's Palace, situated in the heart of Vittoriosa, is one of the very few surviving palaces of its kind which, in the early modern period could be found all over Europe and South America. Many of these palaces simply succumbed to the ravages of time or were victims of the anti-reactionary power unleashed by the French Revolution. Fortunately, the Maltese Inquisitor's Palace, throughout its five centuries of history, always hosted high-ranking officials representing the main powers on the island, who therefore ensured its survival.
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Main Gate Street, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2182 7006
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The pope sent an inquisitor, rather soon after the knights of St John settled on the island, and the institution stayed till the French invasion. The Roman inquisition was nowhere near as bad as the Spanish equivalent, but still used torture as well as punishments...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We asked at the maritime museum and were told to follow the building round and it was on the right. It wasn’t. It’s up the hill and at the top in the square go right and walk about 150 mètres. The sign is above it...More

Thank RufusBrisbane
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took Bus #2 from Valletta Station to Riche stop in Birgu and walked 300 meters northwest to this 1530's Sacred Palace. After entry with our Malta Heritage Pass, we viewed a short film setting up the context of this buildings use from 1574 to...More

Thank Gene J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting and powerful museum, showing where the Inquisition kept its prisoners, where the tribunals were held and what luxury the inquisitors themselves lived in. But there is no mention of the Jews who were prime targets and who were tortured there...More

1  Thank Savtasu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small basic museum, tells a story. A little atmosphere, would be good for a student of that particular topic. Does give you an insight as to why there was a need for a reformation in the first place.

Thank Trevor H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was really well done - especially for the price (6 Euros for adults/4.50 for seniors). It's big (be prepared to spend at least an hour - we were there 90 minutes), with many different video presentations that help you to understand the history

Thank Vicki W
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Fairly decent display of one of Malta’s historical governing officials. Needs some freshening up however, and more glass case displays of documents, room furnishing, etc... it’s a little bare.

Thank Sylvie F
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Went here as part of a multi ticket, don't waist you time going there the building is mildly intestine but what they have filled it with is pointless. Dolls. What a waist of time. Avoid

Thank Ben C
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

We thought this would be an interesting place to visit, but it wasn’t. Sadly there is no guide, no audio guide, and not even a paper guide to explain what exactly one is looking at. I suppose if we read every single little sign it...More

Thank firkinboo
Reviewed October 29, 2017

The museum is a large house that, with information boards, leads you through the history of the inquisition in Malta (and other events happening at the time). The information is nicely presented, but you get a lot of information about activities that weren't all that...More

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