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Inquisitor's Palace, Birgu (Vittoriosa)

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.4/5 based on 240+ 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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  • Accidentally caught in Kalkar amidst loud protest stupid was not to reach the Vittorio and walk on it, go past the Palace of impossible, he crushes GREATNESS!
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  • Came to see the Inquisitions influence on Malta, and I wasn't dissapointed... What I didn't expect to see was the beautiful intricate paper mache dioramas depicting different aspects of Catholic life,...  read more »
  • An impressive old building just about 100 metres off Birgu main square. The museum presents a good history on the Knights and the times of inquisition. Audio guides are not available but some audio/vi...  read more »
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Nice, needs restoration but its beautiful
  • Sobre Museum atmosphere you can feel the weight of judgments
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