Palace Of The Inquisition Cartagena Historical Museum, Cartagena

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Palace Of The Inquisition Cartagena Historical Museum, Cartagena - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 46, Plaza de Bolivar, Cra. 3 #33, Bolívar, Colombia

Phone: +57-56606025

Ticket Price: 19000 COP

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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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

  • Drive to here 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 - Write a Review

  • A must in Cartagena. Beautiful house that shows the history of the city. The museum has been recently renovated, and it has improved a lot. It's still a small museum, but I liked it so much that I donated money

  • I must be daft, but I didn't find any torture artefacts. What I found was three rooms with text posters, the little that was in English had nothing else to say than the inquisition was really really mean and that we need to all love each other. Wikipedia is free and will teach you more. Upstairs a few empty rooms (renovation ? ), a few posters about ... railway... and a few historical artefact, with a limited amount of broken English translations.

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  • Interesting museum. They have two permanent exhibitions: the Spanish Inquisition and the history of the city of Cartagena. Most of the texts are in Spanish. You can get an audio guide in English by paying a little extra.

  • The building itself is much more interesting than the museum. The information provided is limited, summarized and sparse, and often pointless, repeated or outdated. Information-wise, a few Wikipedia articles might be much more enlightening. Very few original artifacts and a handful of replicas are on display.

  • Very nice museum with much information but lacking creativity and more sets. A bit expensive for the location of the museum.

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