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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  • August 16, 2017
    Place to visit, enjoy and learn about the period of the Inquisition in Malta, varied exposure, visit at prisons and several dependencies where the inquisitores worked.
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  • August 10, 2017
    The only Palace of the Inquisition in the world, where you except the Palace and explain the Italian Inquisition (not to be confused with the Spanish Inquisition) is also a very interesting exhibition of Nativity scenes and Christmas tradition in Malta.
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  • August 6, 2017
    A visit to the Palace of the inquisitors us back in back and made us think... A few interesting preserved pieces: cells, the Hall of judgment, etc.
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  • May 3, 2017
    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.
  • June 27, 2017
    Stunning place! Had a staff evaluation here last Friday and it was beautiful!
  • May 17, 2017
    Interesting place. If you have a lot of time on your hands, go for it.
  • May 1, 2017
    The interesting part being the actual palace and chambers etc are at the very end after all the other stuff.
  • February 17, 2017
    This museum is not bad. If you have bought Malta Pass go in, if you didn't you can pass.

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