Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena
(2.8/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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. By using our Cartagena vacation trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias and other attractions in Cartagena.
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  • the sample of what was the Spanish Inquisition criminal that I delay centuries Hispanic culture. The building is monumental with a fifth where weddings are celebrated. A fork and a knife are examples of barbarism
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  • Very well structured, the Inquisition Museum tells the story of the Inquisition in Cartagena and in the world, reporting the "accusations" and "feathers" that were fitted to these people. Excellent!
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  • To the enter the Museum seems messy because missing indications, however in the part of above explains all the Foundation of the city and is very interesting if not know the history of Cartagena. This museum also was the former home of the Inquisition can then visit the part where you explains how he lived in this city
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  • Excellent air conditioned museum with several exhibits. The English text is helpful for those whose Spanish is less than fluent. A good place to spend part of your afternoon
  • Interesting. Air conditioning in most rooms. A bit expensive.
  • As a historian, I had the chance to see the new exhibit (finished last year 2015). It's really a great way to learn the history of the city, and of the Inquisition's role in its colonial development. Some English translations and an audio guide for those who don't read Spanish.
  • Awesome place get the audio tour
  • Fascinating history.