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Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias

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Palacio de la Inquisicion Admission Ticket
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This site is now a museum focusing on Cartagena's role in the Spanish Inquisition.
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Plaza de Bolivar | Em frente a Plaza de Bolívar, Cartagena 130012, Colombia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I saw a plaque in the "Inquisition Palace" of Cartagena Colombia which reports Jews as monopolizing the slave trade. In psychology this is called Projecting, ie. accusing others of something you don't like about yourself. What was stated was a defamatory accusation used by such...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yaniv B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The former Palace of Inquisition, a starred attraction in Lonely Planet, is in the process of morphing into a Cartagena history museum. This limits its value as a cultural or historical attraction. There are still some signs, artifacts and a decent video with English subtitles...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dorito50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing old building but it contains very few actual artefacts. Most items seem to be illustrations with explanations in Spanish -only. The museum does not fill the whole 3 storeys as it appears several Govt agencies have office space in there, so dont expect a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They almost completely removed the Spanish Inquisition history which is what the building was used for in the past. It is now a Cartagena history museum but that part is lacking of depth and details given the rich history of the city. Would not recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luca B
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

I went to learn more about the inquisition but there really isn’t much here, just a couple of exhibits and then a lot of text. The rest of the museum is in Spanish only so no good for English-only speakers. Give this place a miss...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

The admission price is high. The first floor has history of the Inquisition in Colombia; it's important to learn about this history so as to never repeat it. Today, the building and grounds are pretty which is a strange juxtaposition considering what occurred on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nonac
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

This was a disappointment. Very little content, and most rooms were administrative. We paid around $20 for the 3 of us to see a hangman’s noose and a guillotine, as well as a cistern. Not including time spent working our way through 3 tour groups,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

Make sure you talk to your tour guide about how much time you want to spend here. Our tour guide rushed us through this in less than 10 minutes when it really could have been a 30+ minute tour to see all the rooms. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We made the mistake of not checking reviews here before going. At most there were seven short pieces of text roughly translated to english and perhaps three weak exhibits to speak of. I would have learnt the same amount glancing at a wikipedia article for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ralph c
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

After visiting museums in Bogota and Medellin at a third of the cost and richer in content this museum was such a disappointment. It’s the 1st one I visited in Cartagena so it set the bar low. It’s 20k COP. On the high end for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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