Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena

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Put your stomach to the test with a morbid journey through the murderous history of Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias, once the headquarters for the Spanish Inquisition in Cartagena. You can see replicas of torture instruments and imagine the horror faced by victims, many of whom were accused, with little or no evidence, of blasphemy or witchcraft. Despite the famous history of the building and its incredible tourism potential, many guests leave underwhelmed thanks to poor organization and a lack of signage in English. With our online itinerary creator, Cartagena attractions like Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Beautiful environments, there are few exhibits, is divided into a part of temporary exhibitions, a part is about the Inquisition, part history of Cartagena. Museum without being pretentious, I expected more
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  • Don't go, just don't go. Very bad exposition with nothing but text, of which 85% in English. They should also put a limit on visitors because when we went there were about 5 or 6 big guided groups of ...  more »
  • This museum focuses on the history of the Inquisition in Cartagena and the history of Cartagena's revolt against the Spanish. Most of the signage was in Spanish only. Cartagena was one of the centers ...  more »
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  • From the outside it looks like this Museum doesn't have much to offer, but that is definitely not the case! It is important to understand our history and see how it has shaped modern society. The courtyards are beautiful and give you a quiet space to relax.
  • Interesting historical museum in a beautiful setting of colonial mansions. Easy to understand and navigate. Most signs are in Spanish, but video and some information is in English. There is a audio guide, but you have to download an app on your phone to get it, for a cost of 6000 pesos. Free wifi available within the museum. Also visit the Gold Museum directly across the park. Free and interesting to make a good combo with this museum. Takes about 2-3 hours to cover both.
  • Explains the history of the region really well. I wish every text was translated to English as well. You still get a lot but if I had to guess I'd say maybe 1 out off 5 exhibit descriptions or just texts on the wall are translated to English. Definitely go have a look at the garden, the tree covering the entirety of it is amazing.
  • A stunning building in the heart of old Cartagena. Some good artifacts and local history related to the Spanish Inquisition. Well worth a trip.
  • An interesting theme and a big topic, obviously; but the exhibits are thin, and the museum ends up mostly consisting of writing on walls, with little primary documentation or recreation. Worth a visit, but breeze through.
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