Torture Museum, City of San Marino

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Not for the faint of heart, Torture Museum showcases ancient instruments of torture. Your imagination may get the best of you as you tour this exhibition of devices from the 16th to the 19th centuries and learn how each was used. Some displays give you a look into past human cruelty with the intention of portraying how society has accepted--and been very much involved in--the torture of peers. A visit to Torture Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our City of San Marino itinerary maker app to plot your vacation.
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  • We felt today! Is a Museum really interesting and full of history ... It's from some who think about all the tortures that from the middle ages to the present day are!! Visit it that truly deserves!
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  • Beautiful museum that represents the truth about how certain ideas went out of respect, and how certain realities now hide what they did yesterday! As Christians against the heretics! against women! Against homosexuals! Just because they did not realize that we are not all the same! How much evil used to impose the rules!
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  • Unfortunately in San Marino there is not much to see, so we saw this museum. Well done and taken care of, apart from the fact that the APP does not offer a lot of content and the high number of visitors makes it difficult to pause to see the texts. Definitely do not recommend visiting with kids, too impressed.
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  • Fascinating museum full of historical torture instruments, not replicas! The museum is very small, with a full look round reading all of the texts taking about how the items were used; these are in Italian, English, French & German. Great for tourists! Although the museum is small, the ticket price is also very low (more than reasonable) so it is well worth a visit for anyone visiting this micro country.
  • Small but decent museum. Often there is a short description of the implements that are on display of how these devices are used and their history. Very cool and cringeworthy if your imagination is good enough.
  • Nice museum. Everybody should visit it to understand the mistakes of the past. Small but worth visiting. Nice that all descriptions are in Italian, French, English and German. Great
  • A very nice museum that presents a brief history of torture. I suggest reading through all the labels on the instruments instead of simply passing by, the stories behind each of the items here are quite mesmerizing.
  • Chills run down your spine when seing the actual torture instruments conceived by humans to cause enmence pain or simply just killing the person (slowly). Worth a visit.

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Because of its small size, nearly every part of town is convenient for the City of San Marino. Choose from one of the many bed and breakfasts or hotels situated around the city's old town center to immerse yourself in the history and the culture. For easy access to major sites, book a stay near Palazzo Pubblico Palace, the Basilica of St. Marino, or the Guaita Tower, which also provide access to restaurants and entertainment.
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