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This is a smallish place but very interesting. Definitely not for the feint of heart. An... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
mes227
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Incline Village, Nevada
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A major place to understand one of the dark sides of Spanish colonization : the inquisition and the... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2017
MBRAG
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Tours, France
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This grisly museum features the underground dungeons and torture chambers that were used to punish accused heretics.
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

This is a smallish place but very interesting. Definitely not for the feint of heart. An important look into a dark part of Peruvian and world history.

Thank mes227
Reviewed June 9, 2018

I walked in through an unlocked door and sat down on a bench to organize my things, and no one said anything to me. A couple came in after me, through the same door, and were immediately accosted by the people manning the entry and...More

Thank TheCann0n
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

On the official website it does say it’s open but the whole place is closes when you get there. The Congress is across the road. Definitely Uber in and around this area you will be the only tourist. Near the Congress it’s safe as there...More

1  Thank Ingrid S
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We went to see the inquisicion and were upset to find it was closed indefinitely. They are repairing all the exhibition and will open in a couple of months. Sorry.

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Reviewed May 10, 2017

A major place to understand one of the dark sides of Spanish colonization : the inquisition and the sadistic methods which were implemented during this era...

Thank MBRAG
Reviewed April 26, 2017

This place was grotesque and a little too realistic for my tastes, especially the torture rooms, but definitely explained a lot about the history. You will have a good feel for the inquisition in S America after this exhibit.

Thank ashley l
Reviewed April 12, 2017

The evils of horrendous "religious" activities done "in the name of God." This museum reveals the horrible torture methods of the Inquisition as the made men confess to things they did not do to end the inflicted suffering. None of these evils should be in...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed February 7, 2017

There Was a lot of inquisition it was very inquisitioney and i had a lot of fun - build a wall to keep all the inquisition from the americans.

1  Thank Brody K
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Get a guide to explain to you all the exhibitions. Horrible to see to what extent our religion took us (hated the torture devices). So happy that part of our religion is gone forever. Great for historians! The location is central, downtown Lima, and it...More

Thank Paisanita
Reviewed December 26, 2016

You can see the machines and materials to torture in past time. It was terrible but real. You can understand the History and influences in Peru.

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