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“The Inquisition - a reminder of the results of fear and revenge”

Museo Del Castillo De San Jorge
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Ranked #72 of 297 things to do in Seville
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This museum sits on the site of the excavated 12th-century Castillo de San Jorge which in the 15th-century became the first headquarters of Spain’s notorious Inquisition. The museum places in context the events which followed the Christian Reconquest of Spain, when many of the Jews who remained and converted became suspected of heresy, and subject to torture – from water-boarding to the rack - designed to extract confessions.
Reviewed May 3, 2013

The Castillo de San Jorge - or Inquisition Museum ,is tucked under a bridge going into the Triana area next to the Mercado. It is free and doesn't take much time, so no worry if you aren't impressed. However, it is a lesson children (and probably some adults) need to learn.
You will see the excavated ruins of where the folks who ran the Inquisition lived and worked. But more important, they have a multi media presentation of a woman accused by a rejected suitor, imprisoned, tortured on the wheel and burned. Made up of artistic images, not photos, so it is not offensive or gruesome - unless you think about it!

There is a statement of international human rights to remind us, but unfortunately such mistreatment of innocent people persists. It emphasizes how simple pursuits, like growing medicinal plants can turn a helpful woman into a witch by those wanting to harm her. A good lesson of consequences for children who live with bullying in their lives.

It was closed during the "lunch hour plus" but a trip thru the Mercado and lunch down the street filled the time until it reopened.

There is an info booth at the entrance with brochures of other attractions. Here we learned of the Opera de Sevilla, made a reservation and experienced a memorable, intimate, performance.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Was entering the Triana market when I saw a sign for this castle. It is very informative and interesting how you see what has been preserved of a grand castle that served Seville. They have some special effects that show what it really looked like and then shows it slowly changing to what you see in front of you, Fascinating. I believe it is free.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Touted as a free visit as long as you present the city sightseeing ticket, because it was the holidays, you had to pay a 1 euro per person donation for the nativity scene, which we didn't mind at all.

Some of its original building was incorporated to its present day museum. Imagine walking through where the Spanish Inquisition took place. The audio guide that we purchased presented the history of this place in great detail. Very educational and eye opening.

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Reviewed May 2, 2011

The seat of the Spanish Inquisition has been turned into a great museum on the subject. Thoughtful and informative it is worth the quick trip across the river if you are in the area. They have modern exhibitions mixed with the archeology of the castle.

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