Inquisitor's Palace, Birgu (Vittoriosa)

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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. Make Inquisitor's Palace a part of your Birgu (Vittoriosa) vacation plans using our Birgu (Vittoriosa) trip maker site .
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  • Its a piece of old history, has collection which is worth visiting. The location is excellent, just 200 meters from ferry terminal in Birgu.  more »
  • The Inquisitors Palace was well worthwhile. I had no idea who the Inquisitor was before I visited this Palace. It's not like a modern day palace but more like a large house. How awful it must have bee...  more »
  • Is a mandatory visit to Birgu (Malta). The building, in which the water is at odds with the fire. Thus, the two setbacks. A place where at the same time, read books and taught them reading, from the list of banned, were sentenced to torture or death. The place where daily prayers was denied, and tortured those who a kanonowi of faith did not want to give up, but to pray. It is worth it to see with their own eyes. An additional attraction are exhibited in the Museum of the stations of the cross. Groovy. When buying a ticket "combined" for 13 euros in addition to the Palace we will visit also Fort St. Angelo and Maltese Naval Museum.
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  • The inquisitor's palace starts slowly. When I was downstairs I was concerned about the quality of the museum. Upstairs, however, it picked up a lot. There was a section on christmas scenes in Maltese culture (we arrived in early January) which was interesting, then the section on the actual inquisition. It was, I confess, pretty pro-inquisitor which is an odd position to take, but still interesting and informative.
  • Interesting typical wealthy family residence in time warp. Interesting story regarding their cellers.
  • Mediocre museum about the Inquisition times on Malta. Ticket costs 13€ bundled with Maritime museum and fort St. Angelo. There's lots to see, but nothing really super interesting. You're mostly left to yourself to figure out how the prosecution happened since the only thing they provide is a silent movie and big words inscribed in wood like: "prosecution", "sentence"... I'd actually love to hear or read more about each stage of the whole Inquisition process on a person who was caught.
  • Well worth a visit, take a short boat trip across the harbour to the three cities area. Not a great deal of to see on the ground floor. The main exhibition area is upstairs where you can see exhibits that trace the occupants of the palace and read documents pertains to the Spanish Inquisition. Downstairs you will find The gruesome reminders of the abuse of power and ill treatment of people.
  • Seems somehow unfinished... Quite interesting piece of history of Malta though, but many rooms are still empty or under construction.
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