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Torture and Inquisition

Originally went to the Palace of the Inquisition, but arrived to find it closed with a sign posted... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Los Angeles, California
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The museum is set up very well, the exhibits are well done. I wish I had not gone in. Not just... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
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Calle Tacuba 15, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a scholar of the Inquisition, with several books based on 40 years of reading Inquisition files, in my view this museum falsifies history, exaggerates the prurient, and derives from centuries of Protestant propaganda, largely British after the splitting off of the Anglican Church, designed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DavidPeregrino
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

I found this museum disappointing and boring and overpriced for what it offered. I think this is because instruments of torture are themselves boring. I won't be back.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank califcasl
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Originally went to the Palace of the Inquisition, but arrived to find it closed with a sign posted outside saying it would remain so for a couple of weeks. Headed to the nearby Museum of Torture instead. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Although...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

The museum is set up very well, the exhibits are well done. I wish I had not gone in. Not just because I did not need to ruin a bright sunny day with the barbaric and graphic details of the ways we have - and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank r0adtripjunkie
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Only 45 pesos for senior adults, which is $2.50 You will enjoy this museum. It was a surprise for me to read all this. Could never imagine how many torture devices they have. I read almost everything in one hour but if you watch the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank lolinstar
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

This was unexpectedly interesting. For just over 100pesos you can learn how people are tortured(some still to this day) around the world. Through movies we have seen some of these methods but nothing prepares you for some of the barbaric techniques you will learn by...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank wannatraveller
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Had some time to kill and was passing and decided to call in. Turned out to be a good way to spend 30 minutes or so. They have a good range of exhibits with English translations and the cost was only 60 Pesos. My only...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Alek C
Reviewed September 19, 2017

If the wonders of Mexico City made you too euphoric, happy and hopeful about the world and the humanity in general, this place will slap you back to earth. This is the museum where various torture devices (mostly from the Inquisition) are displayed. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Sahit_the_savvy
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

This museum is quite violent as you can imagine, but extremely interesting. I found myself having to be rushed since I was spending so much time reading every exhibit. They have many artifacts that just make the torture all the more real. They have also...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank rowan816
Reviewed March 1, 2017

This is a well presented museum, with exhibits in Spanish and English. There is a lot to see, but many are quite disturbing. Interesting to see the depravity of man, but I wouldn't recommend it for the squeamish or young children.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Andrew J
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