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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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  • 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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  • 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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