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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  • The Museum will help you to understand why the city, and across the country, is so attached to religion, will travel to the past.
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  • This museum, located in the heart of Lima to the side of the Congress is one of the most visited and occupies what was the former premises of the Senate of the Republic is called the Inquisition because this place running the Court is the Holy Inquisition that at the time of the v irreynato was the way you used the Catholic priests to persecute and torture all those who were not Catholic, scenes that are recreated with life-size figures, being able to appreciate scenes of torture with craft machines like the Colt at the same place also operates the Museum of Congress
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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 »
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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
  • When you come here be sure to visit the catacombs, in the museum you can see the court and marteling methods, then you go down and visit the catacombs and see the walls made with the prisoners bones, there you follow the tunnels and comeback to the surface into the church two blocks away. It can be quite the journey and you definitely can make a day of it.

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