Museum of the Inquisition, Lima

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Shine a light on one of the darkest aspects of the colonial era in Peru at Museum of the Inquisition, a grisly but fascinating museum. From 1570 until 1820, the Holy Office and tribunal of the Peruvian Inquisition tortured and punished those deemed to have committed heresy, blasphemy, and associated "crimes." Through life-size reconstructions, images, and collections of artifacts, the museum explains the treatment of those accused--primarily indigenous peoples--and explores the political, social, and legal issues surrounding the inquisition. Located in the old prison used for detaining, torturing, and trying the accused, the museum has a dark and somber atmosphere, and features images and exhibits that some visitors may find distressing. By using our Lima holiday planner , you can arrange your visit to Museum of the Inquisition and other attractions in Lima.
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  • On the official website it does say it’s open but the whole place is closes when you get there. The Congress is across the road. Definitely Uber in and around this area you will be the only tourist. N...  more »
  • It is guided, it is short and intreresante, since sample as the Spaniards treated their slaves, punishing them way more cruel.
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  • If you want to know part of the story, of the use of force and torture in the name of Religion, this place shows you no doubt the subjugation and cruelty that a human being is capable. Look at the past only to learn of the... q is the commitment.
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  • Sign saying that it's closed completely. And of course they never updated the website. Don't waste your time with this.
  • Closed no information on website and asked person when got there said no date for when they will open. Tried to call no response. FYI
  • Super busy amazing buildings
  • Nice building but closed for renovations
  • A place to learn about Lima history

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