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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.

Flamenco en Palacio

2. Flamenco en Palacio

The most spectacular tablao in Granada. Experience the most authentic Flamenco in the Palace of the Forgotten, a building built in the 16th century at the foot of the Alhambra. We have a unique space in a privileged environment, so you can enjoy the best and purest flamenco in Granada. Flamenco en palacio shows all its visitors the best live flamenco. Every day it offers a different show where top-level artists surprise the public with their haunting art and passion. Get ready to live an authentic experience feeling the artists at a very short distance. We have taken care of the lighting, decoration and acoustics in every detail, so that you live an unforgettable experience. Our shows are surprising for the variety and quality of their artists. In the Flamenco tablao in Palacio, masters of guitar, singing and dancing give themselves body and soul with a unique live show, all so that you can enjoy the best Flamenco talent in the heart of the Albaicín, at the foot of the majestic Alhambra .

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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.

Small but very impactful little museum. You will leave with a new appreciation for how cruel people can be! Definitely worth seeing to get a real understanding of how horrible the Inquisition was. Informative and well laid-out.

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