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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  • It's nice, but it's a bit messy and a lot of things to read, as we came in near closing time (5:00 pm), we were unable to read everything. You should have more real objects to view, I thought I had little thing (Physics) to view.
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  • Actually, as I read in other comments here on the Trip, no pieces in the Museum. I mean, there are very few pieces on display. However, I enjoyed the ride. There are several passages about the Inquisition and, on the top floor, about Cartagena. It was like reading a book covering a House beautiful! Seriously ... I'm swimming against the tide here, but I loved the experience. And, let's face it, we and the COP 19 entry is nothing abusive!!! If it wasn't for the Museum, would have gone to Cartagena without knowing a lot about your history. I loved ...
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  • Splendid Museum full of history. Recommendation, take a guide so that they can hear in detail every moment of history there are forged. The value of the entry is of 20,000
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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.