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Address: Calle Las Lindas 1, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 942 84 02 73
10:00 - 21:30
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This is a small museum which focuses entirely on instruments of torture used throughout Europe from medieval times onward. While the displays are gruesome, and the blurbs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2015
dora m
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

We arrived at 1.30 pm at the museum only to find it closed. The schedule on the door claimed it is open until 2.00 pm. We asked a nearby shop tenant who confirmed it was supposed to be open. We had lunch close to the location in the hope that it will reopen. Sadly it didn't. No one to ask,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

This is a small museum which focuses entirely on instruments of torture used throughout Europe from medieval times onward. While the displays are gruesome, and the blurbs interesting, don't come here expecting an objective history lesson. There is only one small plaque downstairs explaining what the inquisition was - the rest of the information seems to have been written by... More 

Thank dora m
Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Small but interesting, amazing what we as humans can do to each other. Interesting to note some of these torture techniques and worse are still being practiced today

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Came here while visiting this lovely old town, and it was a real eye opener. It is a very interesting and educational place, would recommend visiting, but may need a drink after to take your mind off some of the horrors.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

Interesting, but shocking how humans can treat each other. If you're in town, worth an hour of your time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

If your into horror and gory movies like me. You'll love this tiny museum. It doesn't have a lot of stuff. But still very interesting. Definitely recommend going.

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Tacoma, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

This museum was horrific. It would have been much more interesting to learn history rather than to just see how people are so in humane to one another. Had to leave before visiting the entire display. Would not take children there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Excellent history lessons which also doubled up as threats for our two kids. Kids were free which is a nice sweetener. Small area only needed 30-60 minutes to explore so a great value little place to explore

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

This is a macabre exhibition but well worth a visit just to appreciate mans inhumanity to man or woman! Some of these examples can be so easily extrapolated to our so called modern times and civilised society. It contains what must be so unique pieces of torture equipment some of which even look original. The cost is €2.40.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

Fantastic to find out, in graphic detail, what humans did to each other in times gone by ........ or maybe they still do these things!!

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