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. 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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  • Is a nice place to go if the day not is very good. It has good technological support and it is picturesque but by the value of the input maybe I expected something more striking. The courtyards are very nice
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  • Is is the history of the city of Cartagena, but especially is very well organized the history of the Inquisition Spanish that ran in this area. While it perspective historical is of revisionism critical (take such activity as an act of against humanity and make a condemns current from them rights human, when well could have is made an exhibition and that each visitor take their conclusions, which obviously is directed towards your perspective). We must take care of show schedules and days of visit.
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  • This museum traces largely the history of the inquisition... we had a guide who spoke French and I'm glad to be able to practice our language! He was passionate about what he explained to us and for sharing his knowledge.
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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.