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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
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"spanish inquisition"
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"torture chamber"
in 10 reviews
"maritime museum"
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"worth a visit"
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"old building"
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"interesting insight"
in 4 reviews
"step back in time"
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"several floors"
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"entry fee"
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"interesting visit"
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"on display"
in 8 reviews
"open to the public"
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"malta's history"
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"fort st angelo"
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"prison"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as part of the 3 museums for 13 euros deal and was surprised by the size of the palace and its history - you get to se the gardens , the grand staircase , the bedrooms , the prisons and torture rooms and...More

Thank Andi M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Considering the original purpose the building served, it’s worth visiting. The location among a medley of beautifully restored streets of Birgu adds on to the charm of the place.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This is a fascinating place to visit giving you a view of how the Roman Inquisition worked within the old building where it took place.

Thank Ivor M
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

As part of the Fort and Maritime Museum triple ticket this museum is OK, it also doubles as the Tourist Information Office, though the disinterested young woman manning the Tourist Office is not proactive and you need to know what to ask for as she...More

Thank Sdg47
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

We hear a lot about the spanish Inquisition, so this is an interesting place to come and learn about the Roman Inquisition, which it appears was rather less vicious than its Spanish Counterpart.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Well laid out. Good amount of information, not too much not too little. Good use of 3D animation to explain the changing history to the building. It's easy to locate if you know where you're going. Get to Freedom Square and...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Multi ticket entry. Fascinating. You have to remember the history of the island. Remember to look up at the wall frescoes, truly beautiful

Thank Naomi H
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The role of the Inquisitor - basically to act on behalf of the Pope, rooting out so called heretics and teaching them the error of their ways - must, by definition, have been carried out by people who were suspicious, single-minded and vindictive. Yet this...More

Thank Dick L
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

My wife and I visited this palace because we had bought a combo ticket giving entrance to here, Fort St Angelo and the Malta Maritime Museum. The ticket cost €9 each at the senior rate. A bargain. The palace was much better than we had...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This gives a brief insight into some of the evil things carried out in the name of religion. Portraits of some of the people behind awful actions in the past are not my cup of tea.

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