Palace Of The Inquisition Cartagena Historical MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 46, Plaza de Bolivar, Cra. 3 #33, Bolívar, Colombia, Cartagena
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +57-56606025
- Ticket Price: 19000 COP
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, History Museum, Family And Kids, Exhibition
Palace Of The Inquisition Cartagena Historical Museum - Review
This Spanish Baroque colonial-style villa is one of the most historically significant buildings in the old town of Cartagena. Completed in 1770, it is built from white brick, limestone and wood. It was the seat of the Holy Office of the Inquisition. Here the Inquisition put Semites, non-Catholics, and suspected black magic practitioners to trial. 800 people were publicly executed. Prior to the visit of the Pope, the palace used to exhibit instruments of torture alone. Today the first floor exhibits include pre-columbian pottery, historical art and antiques, and weapons and interrogation equipment. The second floor is used for temporary exhibitions that you can find out about from the attraction website calendar. And the third floor focuses on the history of the city.
Palace Of The Inquisition Cartagena Historical Museum Information
- Not disabled accessible.
Palace Of The Inquisition Cartagena Historical Museum Ticket Prices
- Kids and seniors: COP 16,000
- Free for under 5.
- Student discounts available if you contact them before your.
How To reach Palace Of The Inquisition Cartagena Historical Museum by Public Transport
- By car or take a taxi from outside Old Town.
- Walk to here from inside Old Town.
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Palace Of The Inquisition Cartagena Historical Museum, Cartagena Reviews
Arrived to find out entry is $20,000 each (per adult). For people who don't speak Spanish you'll get to enjoy approx 1/3 of the exhibits, everything else is solely Spanish. I am currently physically restricted, I have to use crutches to walk. Unfortunately this museum is not accessible for people on crutches. I managed the ground floor but was unable to see 1st or 2nd floor. My boyfriend saw the artifacts on the upper floors while I waited downstairs and felt they weren't worth seeing. Fair play to the people who work here, I got in for free due to my disability which was kind of them. The thing is, if I had had to pay the $20,000 to get into this museum I'm afraid I would have been sorely underwhelmed. On the ground floor there's three items inside that are cool (sort of torture collars with spikes etc), there's a hangman's rope and a guillotine outside and that's it really. I wouldn't recommend it to any tourist who is not fluent in Spanish.
Pretty cool place to visit. They need to put more English signs for the tourists who don't speak Spanish. Lots of historical information there and interesting artifacts.
Looks at the history of Cartagena and how it received it's independence from the Spanish as well as African culture in the area. Most descriptions in Spanish. Takes about 1.5 - 2 hours.
From the outside it looks like this Museum doesn't have much to offer, but that is definitely not the case! It is important to understand our history and see how it has shaped modern society. The courtyards are beautiful and give you a quiet space to relax.
Interesting historical museum in a beautiful setting of colonial mansions. Easy to understand and navigate. Most signs are in Spanish, but video and some information is in English. There is a audio guide, but you have to download an app on your phone to get it, for a cost of 6000 pesos. Free wifi available within the museum. Also visit the Gold Museum directly across the park. Free and interesting to make a good combo with this museum. Takes about 2-3 hours to cover both.