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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pretty sparse museum with an oddly pro inquisition vibe. The house itself is not terribly interesting either.
  • This is a beautiful little place with very old history, a little garden and hard working staff. Parts of the palace are currently being restored.
  • Very fascinating - the only inquisitors palace in the world open to the public. If you find yourself visiting the 3 cities - don't miss it

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