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Inquisitor's Palace, Birgu (Vittoriosa)
(3.4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Malta inquisitors palace event 4th November 2016 What a fantastic time had by all at this Halloween event with traditional Maltese food, short acting sketches related to the rituals of death, historic...  more »
  • This museum is supposed to show how the Inquisition works. It is so poorly arranged that it ends up torturing visitors... I strongly advise skipping it! 
  • Nice little Museum that would be even better with an audio guide for the context of the place. Not really found a great interest in some part on "nurseries" of Christmas, but good each his taste.
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  • This place is a tourists acctricion because of its historical places such as the torture room and La Vallete's favourite feast the Carnival I went with my class or year 5.2 and we enjoyed it alot!You must see it. Written by Mireya Camilleri a year 5 Maltese student
  • 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
  • Interesting exhibits! You can buy a ticket that gives you access to the National Maritime Museum also, at a discounted rate.
  • Great place to relive Malta's history and some dark chapters of its religious past. Walking around the very same halls, rooms, cells... makes it a very vivid experience... just need a small dose of imagination to bring it all back to life
  • The building is under reconstruction (spring 2014), but it's still open and give you a great experience.