Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena

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Put your stomach to the test with a morbid journey through the murderous history of Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias, once the headquarters for the Spanish Inquisition in Cartagena. You can see replicas of torture instruments and imagine the horror faced by victims, many of whom were accused, with little or no evidence, of blasphemy or witchcraft. Despite the famous history of the building and its incredible tourism potential, many guests leave underwhelmed thanks to poor organization and a lack of signage in English. With our online itinerary creator, Cartagena attractions like Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I found it fascinating to see how this museum dealt with a particularly challenging part of Colombian history. There were a few artifacts relating to the Inquisition, so most of the story was told in....  more »
  • I hate to write a negative review of a museum. I paid the 20,000 COP entrance fee. I was literally the only person in the museum. I did not see any people out front or potential guides to hire...  more »
  • We took this tour off a Carnival cruise. Our guide spoke excellent English which made our visit more enjoyable since most signs were in Spanish. The small museum gave a overview of Cartagena's history. No AC but the gardens were refreshing. I am glad we saw it and would recommend going.
  • Museum shows the history from the inquisition in LatinAmerica and how people was accused because of a different thinking based on other people comment and they were judged. Also they show a documentary from a "witch". The place has two other floors were artists are allowed to show their work and is a history peace from the Heroic Cartagena, price is around $8 USD. If you like this kind of histories you can pass by

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