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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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Interesting, but could be better

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Salem, Massachusetts
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Salem, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very little here. Some effort about the inqustion, some artifacts have been made but few historical pieces. Nothing about the slave trade. Seems to be numerous misinformed names of this museum. Also very little English translation.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were limited exhibits as well as being limited translations....Although the video had English sub titless which was helpful. There is a really interesting story to tell using real histories like the one in the vudeo...Thre should be more of those. Even with my Senior discount, I thought it was expensive for what was on offer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read some of the negative reviews and can imagine that those who would not want to support a local guide would find it annoying to be 'invited' for a tour. That said, we went for the 30K tour (about $7 US) and found it quite interesting. The history of persecution, the sowing of fear is nothing new. But it... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seemed there were several themes to this museum, at least I think there were. There aren't a lot of English signs, so I guess I can only guess. A few of the displays were interesting, but most were not. I'm honestly not sure if being able to understand Spanish would have helped. I will say that the building that... More 

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Solihull, England
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Expensive to enter and with very few worthwhile exhibits. I am glad we didn't pay for a guide on top of this!! The only thing worthwhile was going upstairs out onto the balconies where you can get some nice views and photos over the square and surrounding streets.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Who knew the Inquisition spread to the new world, with Holy Offices in Lima, Mexico City, and Cartagena? Obviously, people who visited this museum. We also learned that the head of the Holy Office took precedence over the governor. At least until Independence in 1811.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this however my experience was very disappointing. The exhibit signs are mostly in Spanish and there is limited translation to English, probably only about 20% of the information in Spanish was translated to English. At the end of the tour I made my feedback known to the staff and they told me that other... More 

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