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Museo de la Inquisicion

Calle Las Lindas 1, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
+34 942 84 02 73
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Good exhibition best known as "Museo de la tortura"

This museum is not only related to "Inquisicion" period (even if it is the main contribution... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Milan, Italy
Can be scary for youngsters

It has all the history and the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition. It is very informative about the... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Bendigo, Australia
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Calle Las Lindas 1, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
+34 942 84 02 73
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is not only related to "Inquisicion" period (even if it is the main contribution) because it offers a review of the torture methods in ancient and recent ages. A clear, well documented and fairly complete exhibition allows to see most of the torture...More

Thank Pablobiz
Reviewed 2 September 2017

It has all the history and the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition. It is very informative about the religious fervour of the times. It may not be suitable for children under 12.

Thank nmph2017
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The name is misleading, the references to the inquisition are minimal. It should be named museum of torture or something similar.

Thank lacba
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The museum has lots of distributing artefacts, but we'd hoped for a bit more history around the inquisition. Pretty grim stuff! Glad of the Geneva convention.

Thank jkerridge
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

In a very gory and gruesome way. Hard to imagine people come up with these things!!! Some of the translations were challenging (Google fail!?!), which is disappointing, but you kind of get the gist of it! Kids loved it!

Thank Claudia F
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Try the Tower of London - but do not visit either before lunch!! Need to take a troublesome child to try out the devices - or at laest threaten.

Thank Rob L
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The exhibits and their explanations are well done. This is a disturbing museum, given the subject matter, make no mistake. It does have a place in this little medieval village. Careful with younger children given the descriptive nature of the exhibits.

Thank mommytravels
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Displaying the tools of the trade, torture that is this museum is small, but well maintained. Give the quick feel for the tortures of the day. The whole museum can be seen in a quick visit, but how many torture devices can you look at...More

Thank ctbibm
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting how they displayed and explained the torture. I liked how they gave perspective on reasons why people were tortured. Interesting how women were treated vs man. Made me shiver a bit to read the explanations. Theres a bathroom on bottom level thats not marked....More

Thank Carole B
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Interesting museum about medieval torture ( # some it claims is still used today ) . vast display if torture instruments and graffic explanations. In English. Reading how the torture instruments were used was a little harrowing !

Thank scrappydee
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