On Calle Baja in Torrox, there is the Inquisition House. A three-storey building with an interior courtyard with a style typical of the period, although it has probably undergone renovation once or twice. Its most remarkable features are the wooden ceiling in the Mudéjar style (no longer there), similar to that of the Convent of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves, and the basement, with a number of overlapping archways giving rise to multiple vaults and galleries. The building could have been the home of Alonso Algassy. Popular tradition has it that the Court of the Inquisition met here, using the basement to torture those accused of sacrilegious acts.
In those times, Torrox had one of the largest populations in the area, it comprised of Moors, Christians and Jews. One the most famous inhabitants was Luis de Torres, aka ‘El Lenguas,’ an interpreter who embarked with Columbus on his trip to the Americas.
Currently, the building is a rehabilitated private home, featuring beautiful paintings on its façade (to be restored).
- Located in an urban area