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Museo Del Castillo De San Jorge

Plaza del Altozano | s/n, Mercado de Abastos de Triana, 411010 Seville, Spain
+34 954 33 22 40
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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.
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Plaza del Altozano | s/n, Mercado de Abastos de Triana, 411010 Seville, Spain
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+34 954 33 22 40
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you walk out of Seville over the Triana bridge, immediately right on the far end of the bridge lies the site of a medieval castle, concealed from casual view under what is nowadays the bustling Triana food market. Although the castle is no longer...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a short exhibition showing the history of the inquisition and ruins from the old buildings. It is free entry and worth a look if you are in the area. Probably a 30min to 1 hour tour is all that is needed.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Triana is on the west side of the River Guadalquivir and not as well visited by tourists when in Seville as the old town on the other side.The Castillo del San Jorge was used as a prison and HQ for the Inquisition and the castle...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

This was a bit of an unexpected visit for us. We knew that it was castle ruins but didn't realize it was also a museum. It was a very interesting experience, especially being able to walk through what used to be a prison while learning...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

This is in the Triana district, on the opposite side of the river to the centre of the city, but easily reached across the Puente Isabel II. There’s no admission charge. The exhibits are displayed below street level, down amongst the foundations of the castle...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

we found this museum very interesting and informative. despite the gruesome subject the exhibits don't depict anything too brutal. The museum is housed in what remains of the head quarters of the Spanish inquisition and most of the information that you get is about the...More

Thank Frank A
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This little exhibition is in the Castle from which the infamous Spanish Inquisition was led. The subject matter is by its nature gruesome but the exhibits themselves are not . Thought provoking and well scripted the narrative links the actions of the Inquisitors to today's...More

Thank 574EllyB
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Museo Del Castillo De San Jorge is situated next to the Triana market and the bridge. It's on the site of the notorious prison where the Inquisition used to hold people.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

The museum really is more about the former building than the inquisition. The audiovisual installation was broken and didn't look like it would be fixed any time soon. Therefore there just wasn't that much information provided.

Thank Bonniewillow
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We skipped the little videos and used the audios to explain the use of the building. There is an excellent explanation of the times of the Inquisition. Opening times can be a little random but as we went to Triana several times we eventually hit...More

Thank Stephanie S
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