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Granada: Palacio de los Olvidados and Torture Exhibition

1. Granada: Palacio de los Olvidados and Torture Exhibition

The Palace of the Olvidados is a building of the 16th century, now totally restored. On the first floor, find the exhibition "Interactive Flamenco", designed to create an experience that replicates the multiple sensations that flamenco evokes. Learn about its past and present, internalize its "compasses", discover its "cantes", frame the types of voices, and recreate its dances. The second floor is occupied by the instruments of torture that were most used by the Spanish and European inquisitorial courts. Discover the over 70 instruments and learn about Spain's complex history. On the third floor, enjoy panoramic views of the Alhambra and the Albaicín.

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4.9 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Visiting this exhibit was a very sobering experience. I was already fairly aware of what went on during the years of the Spanish Inquisition, but seeing the implements of torture up close and personal, and reading the detailed history and explanations was an experience that I think everyone should have. I was hesitant to bring my 12 year old son, but he insisted, and while he is mature enough to understand what he saw, it did affect him emotionally, so perhaps not for young children, but an experience I am glad to have had. Due to the seriousness of the exhibit, all of the visitors were respectfully silent, which added to the sombreness of the atmosphere. I would recommend this to anyone interested in history and in finding out more about this dark time in history. On a happier note, the building is located in the historical heart of Granada, so there are lots of other things to do in the area after you get back out into the sunshine.

A fascinating, though disturbing, history of the tortures of the Inquisition and various civil authorities in the Middle Ages, and in some cases, even later. Aptly illustrates man’s inhumanity and the limitations of civilisation. The top floor has great views of the Alhambra.

Great experience lots of information be sure to allow time to read as much of the information on display as possible see how evil humans can be

A charming place, remembering the forgotten people of Granada's history (the Jews) and great follies (the Inquisition).

Good exhibition, a bit numbing to know how cruel man can be to each other, but interesting history of the inquisition.