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Inquisitor's Palace

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OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at 16.30Hrs). The Inquisitor's Palace, situated in the heart of Vittoriosa, is one of the very few surviving palaces of its kind which, in the early modern period could be found all over...more
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Main Gate Street, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2182 7006
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Reviewed 4 days ago

we visited since it has been included on Heritage Malta pass, but could have easily skipped. it doesn't have a coherent story within it, like some other museums do, and though they tried to include some multimedia, it looks quite childish. You will need around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tatianskaia
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited here on a wet, cold and windy day. I found the whole experience and history here so interesting. From the diarama’s to the torture chamber and jail, or the chapel and walking up all those worn stairs, there is something to interest everyone....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shonas804
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great visit to see how important the Inquisitors role was in the past. It's a family attraction for sure and there are plenty of rooms to visit here: from kitchens to the gardens, prison cells/yard to torture chambers (not at all scary for young...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in at 4 and were so busy looking around we didn't realise it was closing time until a guide came and kindly told us to leave! Oops. Fascinating, and intriguing. Not as gruesome as expected as torture was apparently RARELY used. The cells...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ellierose891
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Toured this magnificent palace which claims to be one open to the public for viewing. It is built very beautifully and they have tried to preserve as much of the old history and magnificence of the place. Enjoyed viewing the interrogation room and the Grand...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank calvinheng
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Apparently this is the only residence of an inquisitor anywhere that's open to the public. Architecturally it's a fine building - officials of the Inquisition did themselves proud. Although there's some contemporary furniture, the selection is a bit random and doesn't give much of an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jane A
Reviewed 28 November 2018

There is very little information about the building, but a lot of apologist commentary about how reasonable the Roman Inquisition was - torture reserved for those who did not confess their error, and capital punishment being rare. There were some beautifully decorated rooms with little...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 25 November 2018

I might be biased as I picked this out as a place I wanted to go while in Birgu, but I found this place fascinating to walk around. It's a combination of a large mansion (or small palace), prison and inquisitors' offices, ancient but much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Addlepate
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Weather wasn't good so being inside was a bonus. There's not that much to see. Somehow the site doesn't hit the mark

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sheandim
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most interesting places I have visited in a long time. It was chilling to visit the torture chamber but sobering at the same time. Very good value and we really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: November 2018
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