Palacio de La Inquisicion
Palacio de La Inquisicion
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Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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jettasback2018
New York City, NY9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A visit to The Museum of the Inquisition in Cartagena is warranted if you seek a deeper understanding of Cartagena's past and its fusion of peoples and edicts that led to suffering and perseverance. Mere presence in the museum's confines will bring about a sense of awe and respect for those who endured harsh conditions within the same space you stand. The museum couples the inquisition components with a wall of revolutionaries from the era that followed. The museum also prominently displays and acknowledges a portrait of a former Colombian President Nieto Gil who was the first President elected with African ancestry. If you are interested in Colombian history, Cartegena history, or Inquisition history you will be treated to a unique experience in this museum and space.
Written May 28, 2022
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AJE1980
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Unless you’re a fluent Spanish speaker, don’t bother and even then it’s probably not worthwhile until the proposed improvements have been made. There are no exhibits, only info signs, none of which are in English. If you’re interested in the subject, better to buy a book and sit opposite the building reading it.
Written January 4, 2023
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA7,467 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
This is an interesting historical place that talks about the Spanish inquisition and torture methods. Its completely in spanish so we engaged an English guide. Its a beautiful building and just interesting facts. We walked through some of the rooms. At the end he took us to buy emeralds. He could have given us more detail. It was an interesting experience
Written December 20, 2021
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Jullia G
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Mix feelings is a nice palace but it missing artifacts more rooms are empty or they have informative videos will like to see more information or more books or pictures with information ..But its a nice place to visit if you have time .Pricey for the few rooms they have .Get a guide tourist to get the best value for your visit ..
Written November 2, 2022
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,876 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Beautiful building wirh a lot of grisly history. But a very disappointing visit as there is very little on display that has English info boards and quite a number of the rooms were closed when I was there.
Still glad I went given the historical significance of the place.
Written July 25, 2022
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Phalanx
25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Interesting place with descriptions (mainly in Spanish) of the functions of the Inquisition in Cartagena and the history of the city and the slave trade. Unfortunately many artifice seem to have been lost around 30-50 years ago. Few explanations in English but Google translate was helpful. Interesting and feel I have a better understanding of the inquisition and the history of Cartagena.
Written May 22, 2024
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Tom
Maple Grove, MN2,033 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Stopped here as part of an old city walking tour. Most display primarily text and only in Spanish. Interesting building. Some artwork on the third floor. Skip it unless you have a strong interest in the Inquisition.
Written February 7, 2023
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Tony C
Vero Beach, FL7,062 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Not much of a display of history. Although the architecture of the building is still amazing. Surprised!
Written January 16, 2020
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WorldTraveller
London, UK615 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
It used to host an exhibition on the inquisition but now it is just a house (ok if you are interested in colonial architecture) with info on the history of Cartagena and some rather very interesting modern art reflection of current and past issue Colombia has had to face. It is not really worth a visit and best to enjoy the beautiful baroque façade and spend your just under 10 dollars to see the interior of the nearly San Pedro Claver house and spectacular church.
Written January 23, 2021
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lesleywr
Oklahoma City, OK387 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The architecture is interesting, it explains much of the history and is a nice walk through on a hot day. It is mostly in Spanish but the paintings and what was used to torture people is also on display.
Written November 18, 2019
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