INQUISITION

INSTRUMENTS OF TORTURE, PUBLIC HUMILIATION AND CAPITAL PENALTY

AX FOR DECAPITATIONS

Visit this permanent exhibition where a selection of the instruments of torture and capital punishment corresponding to those most used by the different Inquisitorial courts, both ecclesiastical and civil, throughout Europe is presented.

It is important to note that the Spanish ecclesiastical courts were sparing in the use of the instruments of torture being the garrucha, the toque and the colt, the most used. However, the civil courts, both in Spain and in the rest of Europe, are particularly cruel to certain groups that the various societies considered dangerous for coexistence, and it is from here that most of the exposed machines.

The Institution of the Spanish Holy Inquisition will be established in Spain in 1478 with the intention of ensuring the good practice of Catholicism. On March 31, 1492 the Catholic Monarchs will conquer the kingdom of Granada. Pressed by the Inquisition they sign the "Edict of expulsion", by which the Jews and Muslims will have to leave the territory if they did not convert to Catholicism. Many marched hoping to return and others decided to stay. We immerse ourselves in that time and talk to the visitor about this dark episode in our history.

THE RACK:
OBJECT TO STRETCH THE VICTIMS BODY TILL THEY CONFESSED

The Institution of the Spanish Holy Inquisition will be established in Spain in 1478 with the intention of ensuring the good practice of Catholicism. On March 31, 1492 the Catholic Monarchs will conquer the kingdom of Granada. Pressed by the Inquisition they sign the "Edict of expulsion", by which the Jews and Muslims will have to leave the territory if they did not convert to Catholicism. Many marched hoping to return and others decided to stay. We immerse ourselves in that time and talk to the visitor about this dark episode in our history.

Various instruments of torture used during the Inquisition
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