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“Worth a quick visit”

Museo de la Inquisicion
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

All has been said. My husband walked out after about 20 minutes as though it just so awful. Please don't take children- truly the stuff of nightmares. I found it more fascinating - certainly NOT entertaining, and also wished there had been more about the inquisition and some historical context. All a bit random.

1  Thank MissFussyBerkshire
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Left us feeling glad to be living in this country, in this century and in this part of that century!! Eye-watering exhibits that make you appalled at how inventive we have been in the art of hurting other people over the years. Some in use until much later than you could ever believe. Fascinating and disgusting all at once.

Thank lizziej1
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Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This was an interesting and unexpected find in the old town. For €3,60 each it was a bargain.

A display of torture equiptment some of it originals, some recreations and some were just benign versions of similar tools. However it was the descriptions alongside them that brought them to life with gruesome details of the damage each one could do to the human body.

The museum is supposed to be about the inquisition but aside from a few references it didn't really go into detail. The English translations of some of the texts were off here and there but not to the extent that they suffered for it.

Definitely worth a visit unless your with very young children or the feint hearted.

1  Thank Luke G
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but this was like a training school for a Dahmer-type person! Informative, but not inspirational for sure. Perhaps some of the stuff was used in the Inquisition, but it wasn't Inquisition-specific. There was no history of the Inquisition or many references to it.

Thank Kelly G
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Not for the faint-hearted; a strong stomach is a must. This was so macabre it was gripping. I never realised that people could find so many creative ways to kill each other, in the most agonising ways imaginable. There are several full size exhibits outside and an upstairs room full of implements, which were used to stretch, gouge, slash, hack, pierce, brand, strangle and torture more often than not, perfectly innocent people. The subtle Gregorian chanting in the background was very atmospheric.

I would doubt that it would be suitable for children under the age of ten: the graphic nature of the descriptions for the use of the items is enough to give anyone nightmares.

The room is upstairs and I did not see a lift. There is a €3 entry fee and it kept us engrossed for about an hour.

1  Thank Irene C
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