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. With our online itinerary creator, Cartagena attractions like Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Interesting exhibits in a beautiful building. It poored with rain when we were in it and the court yard was even more colourful. Got fairly wet.  more »
  • If you visit this city, not only as a destination of beach, you can not fail to see this museum. This is a great city with a background and a history of the most important in Latin America, if not that more. Although it has much interest everything that is in it, made to miss a greater role to the fact of the defense of the city, by Blas de Lezo and its inhabitants, against the English siege, with the difference of means and men
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  • Or is it the Museum of the Inquisition of Cartagena, although there was never that there. Beautiful building, but only, as the Museum has few works, and those that have are replicas, has a nice garden in the back, with a cannon and replicas of strength and guillotine. Spend beaten.
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  • Excellent museum. If you enjoy history, this is a must stop. Most of the exhibits have English and Spanish.
  • History of nasty Catholic church inquisitions​, instruments used for tortures, detailed accounts, a must to visit. Senior discounts.
  • Beautiful but not for children! In my opinion not for children, strong images, films and artifacts of cruel Inquisition times.
  • I was expecting a lot more, no torture chambers and devices except pictures. The one bizarre thing for which you fork out money is their walking wifi connected guide. Their attempt at humor which I might have excused but for the totally inept and mistimed guided tour. Do not buy this. There was a guillotine and a hanging site. Pics attached.
  • So only about 20% of the stuff is translated in English. So not really worth it unless you have a guide. Therefore don't think the entry fee is worth it for a non-spanish speaker.

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