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Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias

Plaza de Bolivar | Em frente a Plaza de Bolívar, Cartagena 130012, Colombia
+57 5 6644570
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This site is now a museum focusing on Cartagena's role in the Spanish Inquisition.
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  • Average25%
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  • Terrible5%
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Plaza de Bolivar | Em frente a Plaza de Bolívar, Cartagena 130012, Colombia
+57 5 6644570
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walking through the exhibition highlights the sad and tragic history of the Colombian people during the Inquisition. We don't often take the time to know a country's history, nor do we always take the time to understand its past before visiting. The museum is a...More

Thank ZenaRd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum houses some mind-bending tales and information about the activities of the Inquisition in Cartagena and some of their victims. Some texts have not been fully translated into English - so go with someone who can read Spanish to get the most out of...More

Thank ACSM11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The historic building in which the museum is housed is quite lovely with nice view of plaza from second floor. But the actual exhibition on the Inquisition is hard to follow and more prosaic than informative. There is only intermittent translation to English so if...More

Thank CBarNyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the Inquisition Museum, which happens to be in the Historic Museum building. Many signs and facts, very few actual artifacts, most of them just replicas. Not worth the visit.

Thank gcaror
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museo Histórico de Cartagena is placed in a lovely building downtown. However, the exposition is a bit poor and the experience is not well led. There are not many signs indicating which way to go, and the different rooms lack transitioning among them.

Thank Marta B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting museum about the History of Cartagena especially Spanish Inquisition in Latin America.

Thank Claudia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small, with limited information on the Inquisition (downstairs) and Cartagena's history (upstairs), mostly in Spanish. The building and courtyard are beautiful and themselves worth the cost of entry.

Thank NOLAviajera
Reviewed 4 July 2017

An interesting place. The admission price is a little high by Colombian standards but not a deal breaker. The museum located in nice old building. I didn't know all the details about the Inquisition court before my visit and I learnt quite a lot. There...More

Thank VladMI
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We were disappointed by the Inquisition Museum. There is little English written and very few Inquisition exhibits. The building is attractive, but as are many others in this old city

Thank Kerry124
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Lonely Planet lists this as the top sight in Cartegena. Not for the first time, you have to wonder what they were thinking. Not only is it a pricey ticket at PS19,000, but there's very little to see. The implements of torture that the guide...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
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