The Saint Inquisition Of Spain Tour - Seville

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Overview

The legendary Spanish inquisition was born in Seville. On this guided tour, you will learn about the operation of the Holy Office, who were the inquisitors, who were their victims, the convictions they suffered, and the methods used during the process.

We will visit their main castle call "San Jorge" in Triana neighborhood and the areas were all these tortures and trials happened. You will enjoy and amazing tour inside and through the history of the Spanish Inquisition.

Highlights

  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • All entrance fees included

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The Catholic Monarchs founded the legendary Spanish inquisition in 1478, and their first actions took place in Seville. On this guided tour, you will learn about the operation of the Holy Office, who were the inquisitors, who were their victims, the convictions they suffered, the methods used during the process, and the reasons of its foundation and its continuation for centuries in Spain.

Go beyond the Black Legend to approach the reality and the facts of this court that was active until the 19th century. In this experience, the focus is on the remains of one of its main headquarters, the Castle of San Jorge, and we will review the most important personalities: the prisoners tortured or died in theirs cells, but also the inquisitors and the torturers, and you will have the opportunity to feel or imagine, how those unfortunate condemned felt, in the very same place where almost everything happened. You will see the remains of the houses of the “familiars”, the doorman and the Nuncio, you will know how this fortress was like a small city into the suburb of Triana, and you will stand in front of those abhorrent secret prisons where so many suffered isolation, diseases, starvation and even a lonely and painful death.

The trial proceedings of the Inquisition were completely documented by notaries and secretaries, so we can approach to the personalities of some of the most remarkable inquisitors, and also the victims: a handful of important artists died here or suffered prison before they were burn at the stake. Also religious people whose ideas were close to the humanism or the Lutheran reformism, some of them were declare saints for the Catholic Church, others were martyrs for the protestant church but remain forgotten. only one could scape from this cells.

The Inquisition invented an original and perverse punishment: the “Sambenito”, a sack-cloth that the condemned had to wear always outside their homes for a period of months or years, to keep them marked as sinners, blasphemers, heretic, false converted, bigamist… We will give you the opportunity to feel as one of them.
But before the Inquisition, the place had already a very interesting story as a Muslim graveyard and then a fortress, very important during the siege of the city by Ferdinand III in the “Reconquista”. Nowadays, is a lively fresh market of the popular neighborhood of Triana…and it is said that during the nights you can hear the cries and screams of the prisoner´s ghosts.

Come and relive the Inquisitions in Seville in this unique experience.

Inclusions for The Saint Inquisition Of Spain Tour

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide

Exclusions for The Saint Inquisition Of Spain Tour

  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Wheelchair accessible

Minimum age is 14 years

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Ok, the tour itself is rather short and you don't get to see any kind of torture instruments or that kind of thing. Its more of an
    excursion into the underground of the original buildings of the Inquisition. Our guide was informative and explained everything
    well. We did think we were going to see more of the Inquisition costumes and implements they used, but, oh well.
    So, if you want to see torture chambers and torture implements, this isn't the tour for that.

  • A very informative tour with a knowledgeable guide. If you don't know much about the Spanish Inquisition this is a great way to learn about it in Castillo de San George where much of it took place.

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