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Address: Plaza de Bolivar, Cartagena, Colombia
Phone Number: 57 5 6644570
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Description: This site is now a museum focusing on Cartagena's role in the Spanish...
This site is now a museum focusing on Cartagena's role in the Spanish Inquisition.
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Great place to know the history

It's not a very big museum, but it's pretty interesting and definitely worth visiting. There are 2 floors with the Inquisition history in the 1st floor and the history of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Susana M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

It's not a very big museum, but it's pretty interesting and definitely worth visiting. There are 2 floors with the Inquisition history in the 1st floor and the history of Cartagena in the 2nd. There was a woman who offered us her help as a guide, but we went by ourselves and when she was telling some explanations to someone... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The price is a little high for the limited amount of exhibits. Some general English translations, but not too many for the specific displays. The building is quite lovely and has a nice view of the plaza outside. The second floor had almost no English labels, but did have some nice dioramas of what Cartagena looked like previously. One section... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The museum did not seem to be curated thoughtfully and the guide we paid for was not worth the money or time. The museum as mentioned by the paid guide features gallows and nooses which he said were not related to the inquisition at all. Additionally, the first floor talked about witch hunting and the top floor about the history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was my favourite museum in all of Colombia. We paid 15000 COP each for a tour with a guide and it was more than worth it. Our guide spoke English with a bit of a strong accent but he really knew his stuff. The tour took over an hour and there was a lot of information to take in.... More 

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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This was my wife's number one thing to do during our stop in Cartagena. What a big rip off. It cost $9.00 us, to go in and everything is a reproduction and all brief descriptions are in Spanish. Yes I know we were in Columbia but most people in the museum were English speaking people and it would take an... More 

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the visit especially with the guide explaining ( there are bilingual signs if you don't want to pay extra) takes about an hour and its worth the entrance fee. Discounts for seniors.

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Managua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Really all in this building is amazing, the architecture, the magnificent of the old city, the history transmitted by the local guide, the history itself ! wonderfull!

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Interesting, if not shocking. I expected more to see, though there wasn't a gallery open, that is usually hosting, at the time I visited. I also had hoped for a bit more English translations to the instruments. There isn't an audio guide in English, so you're really left to your college Spanish. Not sure if this is worth 17K COP... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We went there for approx an hour. I think it worths having a guide to explain stuffs especially history zone on the second floor. We paid 30000 for English speaking guide. I don't remember his name but he was very helpful and has quite a lot of knowledge. The place itself is a bit sad and creepy but it does... More 

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The building was nice but the guide was terrible. He made examples about things and in one example he called my mom fat and called me skinny in reference to one of the torture methods. He also said things that were contradicting the information on the signs. He also didn't give us time to read what the signs in the... More 

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