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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  • This place tells the story of the Inquisition, is a well preserved, the building is very impressive, is central and easily accessible, has an acceptable sample of objects, the gardens are beautiful and around there is enough trade, do not stop eating the fruit salad that sold those streets, are delicious.
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  • The museum looks like it has English translations and it's does have a few, but I could have got so much more out of it if there were translations. I know it's a terribly arrogant thing to expect Engl...  more »
  • Lack of consistency in the story, they show many things loose. Referred to the Inquisition, the elements were burned during the independence of Cartagena in Spain.
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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.