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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.
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Plaza de Bolivar | Em frente a Plaza de Bolívar, Cartagena 130012, Colombia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum is in an old building where you can learn about the history of the city, the church, and the inquisition. The information is mainly in Spanish, so difficult for anyone who is not bilingual. Best thing about it, was the AC in parts...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this museum mainly to understand more about the Inquisition. The reception staff highlighted that most of the display was in Spanish but we thought we'd be ok. The museum has 3 parts: the history of cartagena (a bit dry and the English is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much history about Cartagena, the Inquisition, the church, that it is all hard to remember. Our guide was wonderful and we were introduced to a life that we never knew existed among the spaniards.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot of interesting information to read, mainly in Spanish but about 30% in English, on boards and signs on the walls. Very few historical objects and a few paintings, often dull. There is a poor video on the life of a black...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Don't go, just don't go. Very bad exposition with nothing but text, of which 85% in English. They should also put a limit on visitors because when we went there were about 5 or 6 big guided groups of 15 people each. The only good...More

Thank Emiel D
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

This museum focuses on the history of the Inquisition in Cartagena and the history of Cartagena's revolt against the Spanish. Most of the signage was in Spanish only. Cartagena was one of the centers for the Inquisition in the Americas. Some of the cruel means...More

Thank MIHorseman
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Anchoring the Plaza de Bolivar inside the walled city is this museum, which is of great historical importance. It actually consists of two parts: the Palace of Inquisition and the Historical Museum of Cartagena. The latter was not open when we toured the place. One...More

Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

The museum is interesting and informative. Recommend to have the voice guide (mobile app and you need to pay for it).

Thank Sam C
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

I was hoping for a bit more from this pricy (in relative terms) museum. the building is lovely but there are few exhibits and very little in English. I had hoped to get a brochure with a good summary of what to see but that...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

The only things this museum has going for it are the location and the building itself. The exhibitions are disappointing and artifacts are few. English explanations are limited and often non-existent and frankly, many of the displays are grade-school worthy, at best. Definitely not worth...More

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