Castillo de San Jorge

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Plaza del Altozano, Seville

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Castillo de San Jorge
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Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
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Expert review of Castillo de San Jorge

A unexpected reminder of the sinister side of Seville's past.

A reminder of one of the darker episodes of Spanish history, the Castillo de San Jorge at the western end of Triana Bridge was for three hundred years the headquarters of the Inquisition. The castle was demolished in the early 19th century, and Triana market was built over the ruins. It was only during the course of the renovation of the market in the 1990s that they were uncovered again, and the site has now been made into a museum. As you pass through you will see images and objects associated with the history of the castle, reminding us of the tyranny of value judgements, the abuses of power, and the victims of the inquisition.

Expert tips: 
The exit from the museum is into Triana Market, well worth a visit itself, especially early in the morning.

More information on Castillo de San Jorge:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Archaeological site, Historic site, Museum
Address:
Plaza del Altozano, Seville
Telephone:
954 332 240
Website:
http://www.elcastillodesanjorge.es
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 10am–2pm, 5pm-7pm, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 10am-3pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor

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