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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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Torture instruments housed in beautiful building

The museum of Palacio de Inquisición on Plaza de Bolivar was full of some very nasty torture instruments – displays were complete with drawings of how they were used. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The museum of Palacio de Inquisición on Plaza de Bolivar was full of some very nasty torture instruments – displays were complete with drawings of how they were used. The perverted inventiveness of the torture instruments was quite disturbing – none more so than the spiked breast clamp…designed to get those poor women to confess to witchery. Ironically, this building... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Although the building is a fine construction worth a visit, the expo itself is not interesting, and quite expensive for what you see

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Really fascinating museum. This is the first time in any of my travels that I have been to a museum on the inquisition! The devices were horrific but interesting and the patio and outside area are very nice. Well worth a visit!

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Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The antiquities that they have on hand give you a real understanding of the history. Well worth the visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The English signs suck and this place would have more impact if they would have tried to stage it as it may have looked but it was still eery to be in a place where so much evil occurred

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

...when you don't know your history you are apt to repeat it ( not sure who said that). I loved the preservation of history here. A bit heavy though but none the less encourages one to think of how much or little has changed with humanity these days.

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North Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was a trip back in history when real or imaginary crimes against the Catholic faith ,witches and anyone else met the ultimate punishment..There is a guide that shows and explains all the kinds of torture devices, a walk outside there is the hanging platform, jails and other torture chambers...so glad this is 2015.,

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Clackmannan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This stop was part of a shore excursion from our cruise ship, so our guide was able to give us a conducted tour in English. The various means of torture on display were very interesting, but macabre! A good insight into a troubled era. Our entrance fee was included in total price of the shore excursion so I'm unable to... More 

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Denver, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Colombia was a port stop on our Panama Canal Cruise in March 2014. The Palacio was one of the stops on our guided tour of the Old City. Not sure if we got to see all of it but, the various torture devices used during that time were very interesting and of course disturbing. If you are a history buff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

we hired a guide at the entrance ($5 a couple) or it would have been difficult to visit this museum, as everything is in Spanish, also we asked for pensioner rate and halved the cost of the entrance fee, I agree it would not have been worth the visit at full price but having a guide made all the difference.

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Address: Address: Plaza de Bolivar, Cartagena, Colombia
Phone Number: 57 5 6644570
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena

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