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Address: Main Gate Street, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number:
+356 2182 7006
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at 16.30Hrs)....

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 Europe and South America. Many of these palaces simply succumbed to the ravages of time or were victims of the anti-reactionary power unleashed by the French Revolution. Fortunately, the Maltese Inquisitor's Palace, throughout its five centuries of history, always hosted high-ranking officials representing the main powers on the island, who therefore ensured its survival.

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Interesting visit

An interesting history lesson of what the inquisitors job was, located in the old inquisitors palace. My favourite place was the prisons which you could go into. Certainly... read more

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not suitable with limited mobility. Stairs and more stairs, fairly interesting although some of the information was difficult to read, either too low down, or printed too small. It was worth discovering the history of the house. I would have appreciated a few chairs or benches to watch the audio visual screens. Toilet in courtyard was clean and fresh. Suffered... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An interesting history lesson of what the inquisitors job was, located in the old inquisitors palace. My favourite place was the prisons which you could go into. Certainly something different to learn about.

Thank Lottelli
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum provided a history of the Inquisition in Malta with an eclectic displays and placards. The prisoner cells were the most interesting feature.

Thank getaway52
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the Norman period, Fantastic palace of great architecural beauty. The restoration is still ongoing but there is so much to see. Very good early maltese furniture and fantastic paintings.

Thank Ledburyman
Haz-Zebbug, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Inquisitor's Palace takes the visitors in a trip back in time. The architecture, decor and truly unique feel of the place makes you better understand what was life like under the inquisition in Malta. Certainly a place worth visiting whilst staying in Malta and in Vittoriosa.

Thank Orland0_11
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Interesting insight of the inquisition and how the inquisitor lived. You can feel transported in the past visiting the cells of prisoner and think about how they were treated

Thank pi-esse72
Marple, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This was a return visit and we are very glad that we did return. ERDF money has meant that there has been an excellent upgrade to the story told. The introduction of cameos where people who were before the Inquisition tell their stories is a really good way to explain what the function of the Palace was and how it... More 

Thank MarpleTraveller
Decatur, Illinois
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Gives a history and perspective of the Inquisition in Malta. While interesting, the actual number of museum items is relatively small.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This was for me one of the most interesting of all the Museums (and I use the term loosely here) that I visited during my stay on Malta. I know quite a lot about the Inquisition already, having written a book that focussed on its activities among other things, but knew little about their activities in this part of Europe,... More 

Thank GeysirGal
Belgrade, Montana
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This was an interactive video log of the judgements placed on the people of this time period. Going up against the Inquisitors for judgement / punishment could be a reason for torture for not telling the truth. If at that time a townsman / woman said anything against the church, they would be brought in for judgement by the Inquisition.... More 

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