Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena

(2.8/5 based on 1,400+ 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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  • Located in the ancient Plaza Mayor, today Plaza Bolivar, has great historical and cultural value, as it ran the headquarters of the Tribunal of the Inquisition in the Spanish colonial period. Today is the historical Museum of Cartagena and its subdivisions, houses the Museum of the Inquisition, the Municipal historical archive and the Academy of History. At the top, there are artifacts that explain the colonization of the city. At the bottom of the building you can see objects of torture and even replicas of instruments such as gallows and Guillotines. The visitor can choose whether you want a guided tour or not. Me and my family we choose for the tour, so we could make better use of local information.
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  • Very interesting this House built in the 18th century for the functioning of the Court of the Holy Office of the Inquisition. Beautifully restored creepy when we imagine the atrocities committed by the Church in its walls and behind the wonderful carved by artisans doors inspired by the architecture of colonizing the region, Spain.
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  • Also known as the Palace of the Inquisition, the historical Museum of Cartagena is located close to the Park of Bolívar, and can easily get. The value of the input is reduced to 16,000 presenting card or University book, but its value is 18,000. It is really impressive in its entirety, in fact much of the soul of Cartagena think it is here inside, ever referred to the persecutions and the colonization is going to find in different rooms, as well as also certain objects of the time and places where held slaves. Particularly I could put me squarely in the role of slave in a courtyard that has a sort of tank, but having a room where only looking up at the bottom is a little bit of the Sun. It is fascinating and impressive, it has three floors full of pure history.
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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.