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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. Make Museum of the Inquisition part of your personalized Lima itinerary using our Lima travel itinerary maker.
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  • The evils of horrendous "religious" activities done "in the name of God." This museum reveals the horrible torture methods of the Inquisition as the made men confess to things they did not do to end t...  more »
  • It is amazing all that is displayed here and how religion-driven greed element of domination made so many terrible things in times of yore. Very useful to know that such things must not happen again.
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  • Is incredible see as the Inquisition came to America, can verse them elements of torture, the cells, even inscriptions of them prisoners, shocking, to not forget.
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • A very interesting Museum to learn about the history of the Peru and the colonial era with influence of the Spaniards and Catholicism. It is worth visiting it. The entry is free of charge.
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