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Le Musee de la Torture de Carcassone

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Address: Carcassone Medieval City, Carcassonne, France
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+33 4 68 71 44 03

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It's an expensive museum when you see that everything is very old and not really taken care of. I welcome the effort to translate everything to English, Italian, German and... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Barcelona, Spain
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56 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the museum is about torture. None of the artifacts is real. All reproductions. Super expensive and not worth at all. Tourist trap. Lowert point of our visit to Carcassonne, that otherwise was very good.

Thank ifitsrusteditsmine
Barcelona, Spain
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74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's an expensive museum when you see that everything is very old and not really taken care of. I welcome the effort to translate everything to English, Italian, German and Spanish, but the Spanish translations are dreadful, even once they have mistaken the Spanish and the Italian. The 'second' museum they offer with the visit is not worthwhile. I was... More 

Thank jlrbBarcelona_Spain
Perpignan, France
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

A series of rooms with manikins in dodgy outfits, a few "interesting" torture devices and whilst the museum does convey how vile human being used to be to each other (Not unlike the middle east today) it is generally pretty lame

1 Thank Bourgougnague
Carcassonne, France
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Quite interesting for people who are studying medieval times, because this museum has some real antique devices, but you might be in a state of schock at the end...

Thank indianajoe1
Magheralin, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This was a really interesting experience. A bit shocking at times however well worth a visit. It shows tools used by the Inquisition to elicit confessions and gives a very detailed view of life then.

Thank failte99
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69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This interesting and somewhat macabre museum has been split up in two locations and I must warn that it is not somewhere you can take the family to visit. It depicts the instruments of torture that was used on people during the Inquisition and the descriptions of how the said instruments was implemented is quite unpleasant to read. There are... More 

Thank Jason J
Reading, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Just in case it needs spelling out, this museum is obviously NOT appropriate for children. It is in two parts and I recommend firstly visiting the building showing medieval instruments of torture. Quite a unique collection, I imagine, and it won't take too long to see round this part. Then visit the second part which is very well done with... More 

Thank Nonglak L
Wirral & France
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59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Small museum but with interesting and well kept artifacts and explanations in multi-language. Actually on 2 sites - the second is the prison, nearby keep your ticket for freeentrance. Features mainly on the Inquisitions and a lot of history as well as the implements themselves. Line drawings and figurines in lit stage style settings. Some explicit so maybe this one... More 

Thank MistyCat_8
Tallinn, Estonia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

They make good advertisment of the premises, however it is completely dispensable. You better save your money for another leisure activity.

Thank JPeva
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Do not waste your money. The first building takes a couple of minutes to walk through and you get to look at a couple of mannequins in cells and one hanging from a noose. To top off the negative experience they would not refund my money when my two sons decided after two minutes of being in the first building... More 

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