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Museum of the Inquisition, Lima

(3.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Museum of the Inquisition part of your personalized Lima itinerary using our Lima travel itinerary maker.
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  • The smell of the place is as real as the body is encrispa from the skin towards the hairs with an inexplicable horror of torture, that being innocent, cold declarabas you guilty in order to put an end to torture and find peace somehow.
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  • The Inquisition has been laying and power of the Catholic religion when we were in the Viceroyalty. He abused with people who are not passed to the Catholic religion serving as escamiento for the people
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  • Get a guide to explain to you all the exhibitions. Horrible to see to what extent our religion took us (hated the torture devices). So happy that part of our religion is gone forever. Great for histor...  more »