Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri is a Gothic-style palace located on via Piazza Marina, facing the Giardino Garibaldi in the ancient quarter of Kalsa of Palermo, region of Sicily, Italy.
The building, intended to be the family palace or castle, was begun as by 1320 under the patronage of the powerful Sicilian lord Manfredi III Chiaramonte. He commissioned the decoration of the Sala Magna ("Grand Hall"), with a painted wooden ceiling by Cecco di Naro, Simone da Corleone and Pellegrino Darena. From the late 15th century to 1517 it housed the Aragonese-Spanish viceroys of Sicily; later it was home to the Royal Customs and, from 1600 to 1782, the tribunal of the Holy Inquisition.
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Roxana Nicolae | Dec 3, 2017
A very interesting place to visit. You can see the prison cells which feature amazing drawings and poems done by former inmates during the Spanish Inquisition. You do need to plan your visit though, as it can only be done with a guide so it's worth checking out the website for visiting times. The guide we had spoke both Italian and English. Definitely worth the visit.
Danny van der Rijn | Jan 11, 2018
Alessio was a great guide in English. We learned a lot about the gruesome past of the Inquisition. The graffiti was more art than I was expecting. Very interesting.
Josephine Baker | Jan 27, 2018
Definitely a must see in Palermo. The graffiti of the prisoners of the Spanish Inquisition in Palermo are very unique and impressive. The entry to the museum costs 8 euros (many different discounts available) and is well worth the money, as it comes with a guided tour. My guide was really knowlegable about the topic, and his English was excellent. As January is off season in Palermo, I was even the only guest in this tour, and I enjoyed it a lot. Grazie mille und herzlichen Dank!
Oleg Naumov | Nov 6, 2017
Another must see place at Palermo. You are going to find there original painted ceilings of XIV century. You have to buy a ticket to get in with guided tour. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light.
Nikelina Bineri | Aug 13, 2017
Very interesting. The guided tour was amazing
Simon Williams | Jun 14, 2018
The graffiti was amazing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend.
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