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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.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good31%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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Plaza de Bolivar | Em frente a Plaza de Bolívar, Cartagena 130012, Colombia
+57 5 6644570
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We saw this museum as part of a tour of Cartagena.. With English translations and some degree of Spanish knowledge it was not difficult to understand the exhibits which mostly focused on the inquisition in the 16th century. I had little knowledge that this was...More

Thank CalifCar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

no english audio tour as the audio is broken -i see other reviews same problem 3 months ago in sept 2017 very poor layout and overpriced for colombia at $19,000 cop pluses... great building and history and bought interesting book at reception but overall for...More

Thank paddypanama
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Interesting exhibits in a beautiful building. It poored with rain when we were in it and the court yard was even more colourful. Got fairly wet.

Thank Cadbysh
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We recommend the audiotour. It is cheap and it gives a additional view. Otherwise the most information is in Spanish. The audiotour is a storytelling tour, which keeps you interested.

Thank Aart v
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

It’s low value for what you pay, have been in many better museums for free. There are very few displays, only 3 torture devices displayed (it’s not a torture or Inquisition museum) and almost all the information is in Spanish.

Thank Medmadness
Reviewed 17 November 2017

we thought the audio tour was campy with the voice of an inquisator and voo doo lady allegedly accompanying you. Historical part was better.

Thank Patri2002
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

This very small museum focuses on the inquisition. The exhibits are very professionally done but there are a limited number of artifacts. Although we enjoyed the museum I wouldn’t say it’s a must see.

Thank Gayle M
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I don't know about you but we were looking forward to a resort town to relax and expected it would be quite mundane. How wrong we were?! Cartagena is where the Caribbean meets South American culture - it is absolutely stunning. We spent two days...More

Thank LondonerAbroad29
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This place has so much history on the beginnings of the walled city the inquisition, the catholic church, the wrtings on the treatmnts of the slaves and indians will definitely make you shuder, the inztruments used for torture, the burning at the stake, the hangings,...More

Thank Ramonita1028
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I do agree that it was difficult at times since there wasn't a great deal of English; however, with a little patience and google translate, the signs and explanations weren't too difficult. What was shocking to learn was the depth and length of the Catholic...More

Thank NKyAdventurer
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