Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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2.7/5 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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  • Very interesting to know more about the history of this beautiful city, are the tools of torture and their descriptions, terrifying haha, is an ancient building very nice and preserved there is practically no attention or guide you Middle East visit
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  • I thought it was interesting, it has the history of the Inquisition in Cartagena and also the history of its independence which was a 11/11/1811 at 11 in the morning...
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  • This museum is a great option for those who want to know more about the Inquisition and the history of Cartagena. It is very interesting, so if you like the history is an obliged destination. I do NOT recommend renting the audio guide (costs $12,000 COP) with what is explained in the walls is more than enough, also the story that you hear on the audio guide becomes ridiculous, and just makes slower visit (includes only the sector of the Inquisition).
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  • 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.
  • Fascinating history.
  • I went high with a star, me it was a scam, a high cost to see only 6 instruments, the guides and the q sritas attend mentioned that 7 months ago I had to display but they have them in "shelter for remodeling" Although not shown them. What a pity that is not take advantage of the beautiful building, would gain you much advantage since by comments from family q had visited it said q was interesting, hopefully deem
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  • The Museum's collection is virtually non-existent. The building is very nice and well maintained. The Museum should be free. The guides do what they can since they have really great thing that show.
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  • Excellent
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