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Museum of the Inquisition, Lima

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.2/5 based on 200+ 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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  • An interesting place, is a kind of underground enclosure of various environments where tortured to which were considered heretics and non-Catholics in the times of the colony. Upon entering the environment feels the terrifying thing might be for the accused, since by passages and rooms that are passed, it gives the impression of being in hell or something similar. As a place to learn a bit of colonial history, religious, cultural colonial in the Peru is recommended, since it is right in the center of Lima, and nearly all the buildings and colonial sites are within walking distance and we reach foot, churches, houses, palaces, quintas, squares, etc.
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  • Not worth the price of admission ($7). Interesting, but very few exhibits, I expected a lot better, especially the relevance of the inquisition in the Americas. 
  • Interesting visit to understand more the story of Inquisition The location is very nice Be aware that most of the info is in Spanish 
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