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Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias

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Address: Plaza de Bolivar, Cartagena, Colombia
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+57 5 6644570
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This site is now a museum focusing on Cartagena's role in the Spanish...

This site is now a museum focusing on Cartagena's role in the Spanish Inquisition.

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Important Museum to Visit to Understand about Injustice

This museum was formerly called the Inquisition Museum and depicts the events and times surrounding the Inquisition and its implementation in Spanish America. Although not as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum was formerly called the Inquisition Museum and depicts the events and times surrounding the Inquisition and its implementation in Spanish America. Although not as drastic as in Spain, the Museum documents the terrible events in the Americas so that we do not forget the lessons from this terrible time.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has virtually no artifacts or useful information, spanish or english. The 7,0000COP audio guide is even worse. I asked if it was for children, as it was entirely eery music and voices waffling. I gather the place has been sanitised by the church. Not worth the entry fee. However by contrast Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas was... More 

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Jacksonville Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful building, some interesting info about the history of Cartagena, but not much. Not the best museum, but it is nice for a quick stop on your walk through the city.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent roughly an hour in here, expected a lot more about Cartagena pass and the area in general some of the exhibits were quite interesting however there wasn't a lot and the majority of it was all in Spanish, a cool video about witchcraft that takes up a few minutes and the building is beautiful but overall this museum can... More 

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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I speak fluent Spanish and was still totally blown away at how awful this museum was. It wasn't set-up thoughtfully, the information was random and skipped over whole parts of history. The video was weird. But the absolute worst part, which brought it from three to one star, is the guides that hassle you once you've paid and are in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn more about Cartagena's past and the Spanish Inquisition. Small but informative. To be recommended if history interests you.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unless you speak Spanish . I had expected a more extensive history and artifacts of Cartagena . There were some but the biggest problem was all the signage was in Spanish and there were no audio tours . Can be missed or can take less than an hour if you don't speak Spanish

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Salem, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Happened upon this museum while wandering the Walled City. I enjoyed looking at the old architecture. There isn't as much English translation. There's a cool short video you can watch regarding witchcraft. Museum has great potential. Overall, it was just okay.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I have been at this museum a couple times now, I came back specifically for some additional inspection of some of the torture tools and a refresher of the witchery room, unfortunately, both of these had been removed. Overall, the new displays and video were interesting, especially if you have never seen them. The buildings are worth the price of... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

After wandering the streets with our excursion from the cruise we visited this museum. Very interesting building with some information on the inquisition. Found looking at the building, iron work, courtyard and such more interesting than the other information. Not sure of the cost to visit as we went as part of our tour.

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