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Palacio de la Inquisicion

Address: Plaza de Bolivar, Cartagena, Colombia
Phone Number: 57 5 6644570
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Ranked #36 of 93 things to do in Cartagena
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This site is now a museum focusing on Cartagena's role in the Spanish...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This site is now a museum focusing on Cartagena's role in the Spanish Inquisition.
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

If you're interested in torture devices this is the place for you! Nicely done museum with good views over the Plaza Bolivar. Amazing to see what horrible things mankind has created in the name of religion!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots of history here, but they crowd hundreds of tour in at the same time. It echos badly and it's hard to hear the guide.

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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

lovely old building, showing a rather biased view of the Spanish colonial rule as you walk through the rooms. Interesting torture section, and outdoors, some modern art. Well worth a visit.

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England
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134 reviews 134 reviews
57 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

First, we had already visited the fort and seen the excellent video in English. Armed with a bit more knowledge made this tour more accessible. We hired a guide who spoke quite good English and was good value, his name was Gary. His tour was comprehensive, and hugely enthusiastic. We would not have seen some of the exhibits without him... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was a last minute do and I'm glad we did it. The museum itself is in a beautiful old building outside of one of the main plazas, and much like the rest of the walled city of cartagena, it shows the beauty of the colonial empire. The inside of the building shows the ugly side of Spanish colonial rule.... More 

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South Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Very good museum with replicas of various torture methods used by the inquisitors that leave precious little to the imagination. Excellent exhibits and a beautiful patio/garden where modern art is displayed.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

there were an insufficient amount of interesting things to see inside this museum. The most interesting aspect of it all was the window on the outside of the building which was used by people to inform on each other to be tortured. Your time could be better sent by just walking by this attraction.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Not worth the entrance fee Very disappointing Much better museums around, especially the San Pedro Claver which is just around the corner

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New Haven, Connecticut
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I thought this museum was rather empty in terms of their artifacts. I mostly enjoyed the temporary exhibit at the time, which were photographs of the Kogi. I would not put this high on my list of things to do in Cartagena.

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Kelowna, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Mostly reproductions, but still interesting to visit. Not very much English, but we got a kick out of the list of questions for witches (who taught you to fly?), and the place really did emphasis how barbaric those times were.

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