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Inquisitor's Palace, Birgu (Vittoriosa)

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History Museum Museum
Get a taste of a notorious chapter in history at Inquisitor's Palace, one of the last surviving of its kind and the only one open to the public. This rare experience allows you to view the kitchen, main floor, and private quarters of the Holy Office Tribunal, and even the prison complex and torture chamber. While most such palaces were destroyed during the French Revolution, this particular one survived thanks to the protection of residing officials. Also look for the ethnography museum inside, which displays Malta's religious traditions as consolidated by the Inquisition. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Birgu (Vittoriosa) holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Inquisitor's Palace and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Walked up here after visiting St Lawrence Church and the Parish Museum. The palace and its courtyard are beautiful. The staircase a work of art in itself. Even more gripping, the cells where prisoners...  more »
  • This is a very simple exhibition. There is a lot of reading but it is interesting enough to make it worthwhile, you travel through time with the Knights  more »
  • We came as a group of friends. We had to do a project for school and it was a great success thanks to all the amazing history that the Inquisitor's Palace has.  more »
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  • Nice museum, but it felt as though it lacked... a critical view of the Maltese inquisition. It makes it sound like torture was a rare occurrence, or at least more rare than in France / Spain, but doesn't provide "proof" of that.
  • The interesting part being the actual palace and chambers etc are at the very end after all the other stuff.
  • Interesting place. If you have a lot of time on your hands, go for it.
  • This museum is not bad. If you have bought Malta Pass go in, if you didn't you can pass.
  • Very nice museum. You can visit the rooms and the palace of the inquisitors, with the dungeons and the torture room. 5-6€, better if you have the multipass