Museo de la Inquisicion, Santillana del Mar

3.4
#2 of 16 in Museums in Cantabria
Not for the faint of heart, Museo de la Inquisicion provides artifacts and information describing the methods of torture and capital punishment used in the Spanish Inquisition. Study more than 70 objects used to torture Jews, Muslims, Protestants, and those whom the tribunals accused of anti-Catholic offenses. Read (and be horrified by) the information displayed next to the equipment. This museum may not be suitable for children. Add Museo de la Inquisicion and other attractions to your Santillana del Mar trip itinerary using our Santillana del Mar family vacation planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    It is very original, the truth is that it is surprising the number of devices that are exposed whose purpose is torture, all perfectly explained. Recommended if you're not too sensitive and striking...
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  • August 19, 2017
    Although the Museum is small, they have a good collection of instruments of torture with an explanatory panel next to each. It is very interesting to delve into a part of the story that although a bit unpleasant, should know. It is incredible to realize of what can make a human being.
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  • August 19, 2017
    We entered chance and the truth that very entertaining well you see everything and it explains very well the best that has within the environment of heartfelt Santillana.
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  • Not impresive but interesting place if you hunt for that kind of stuff, worth to see in that price.......
  • The English translation was tedious to read and only made sense half the time. Factually incorrect descriptions especailly the claims of some torture devices are still in use today. Haphazardly put together. Fun but didn't learn much.
  • Very interesting topic, but it could do with a guide of some kind instead of artifacts with explanations attached- some kind of narrative would be great. Still very good, affordable, and with good hours.
  • It has all the tools and machines that made inquisition a nightmare. Although the Iron Lady was under restauration wen we visit it...
  • Nice place to visit if you are around and only if you have strong stomach

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