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Museum of the Inquisition, Lima
(3.2/5 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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  • This place is very good to learn a little more about the colonial era and all the disastrous events that caused the Inquisition.
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  • A museum that if or if you have to visit in Lima, so whether you're passing by Lima or live there, this museum you'll love. They show very interesting stuff and it makes thinking and even imagine yourself in various situations; In addition to learning the history of the country. I recommend take your time and visit it completely, you will see things that you don't commonly.
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  • This museum has representations of torture carried out the Inquisition in the Peru, the Museum is not large but horrifies with exposing.
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