Museo Del Castillo De San JorgeCurrently Open [Closes at 07:30 pm]
- Address: Plaza del Altozano, s/n, 41001 Sevilla, Spain, Seville
- Timings: 10:00 am - 07:30 pm Details
- Phone: +34-954332240
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
Museo Del Castillo De San Jorge - Review
The first fortress in this location, on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, was probably created by the Visigoths. But today the Castle of st. George, which doesn't exist anymore except for the museum in the old basement, is famous as the headquarters and prison of the local Spanish Inquisition. It was only in the 19th century that the castle was torn down and replaced by a food market, the Mercado de Triana. Next to the castle you will also find the Alley of the Inquisition, a small street that now connects Castilla Street with the Nuestra Senora de la O walk. The exhibits of the museum explore entire process of Inquisition from accusation, attention, hearing, torture and after that, death. There are drawings by Francisco de Goya of suspects under investigation. There's a film of what an investigation of a woman falsely accused of Witchcraft may have looked like. And other interactive exhibitions explore the abuse of power inside the Inquisition.
How To reach Museo Del Castillo De San Jorge by Public Transport
- Bus 43 stop San Jorge (Altozano)
- Bus 40, 41, 43, C5 stop Reyes Catolicos (Pastor y Landero)
- Tram T1 stop Plaza Nueva
- Subway L1 stop Puerta de Jerez
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Museo Del Castillo De San Jorge, Seville Reviews
Interesting museum located in a former Inquisition jail. Although it’s a small place and the visit should take yo no more than 45 minutes it has a free entrance and it’s worth the time if you are around. Don’t expect any torture chamber or nothing of the sort. After you finish your visit you will find yourself in the famous Triana Market which is a great place to visit well.
Great place to slow down and dig deeper into history of this city. One if the few museums talking directly about atrocities committed by inquisition and corruption behind this whole system. At the same time it feels like a story being told and not just dry facts. Old building walls work with imagination... Recommended!
Take the time to watch the 3 short intro movies. They may seem weird, but their message will significantly enhance your visit. Be sure to read the info boards, then think about nonconformist things you have once said aloud. This is a museum of thought and the dangers of not fitting into the mold the self-righteous would have us all fit.
Although small, this taught me a great deal about the Inquisition which I otherwise would have never learnt. The ruins on show are explored via an overhead walkway which allows you to view areas in detail. Free entry also possible.
A lovely little free museum that gives an overview of the inquisition in Seville. Great place to visit in the middle of the day to escape the heat as it has AC