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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.
  • Excellent26%
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  • Average25%
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  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Plaza de Bolivar | Em frente a Plaza de Bolívar, Cartagena 130012, Colombia
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Reviewed yesterday

its really hard to understand the place if you do not speak or able to read Spanish. could do a bit more to equip English tourists with the means to comprehend the history -- as much as the museum likes to take our entry feees!

Thank FOL-1003
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This museum dedicated to the history of Cartagena and its role in the Inquisition is fairly limited with fairly few items or artifacts and mostly just some fairly limited boards reciting history. That said, it has some displays with some interesting information on the Inquisition...More

Thank jenedc2016
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing! I wanted to sample everything! Everyone one was so nice. Wish they had stores in the United States. Wonderful! Cudos to them!

Thank laspikelinda
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Badly curated and badly captioned, this museum was less informative than the average Wikipedia article. Nothing memorable and nothing engaging. Weakest offering in Cartagena.

Thank Daran71
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

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

Thank Stardustbaby
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 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

1  Thank wendydavies
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

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.

Thank vwc20841
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 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

Thank gazgazuk
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Reviewed 15 March 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 8 March 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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