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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.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good31%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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Plaza de Bolivar | Em frente a Plaza de Bolívar, Cartagena 130012, Colombia
+57 5 6644570
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum sounded so much more interesting than the reality. Very little in English. Audio guides were not working. Would not recommend this - spend time in other museums. I got very little out of this museum. Could have been made so much more interesting

Thank TravellerDWM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is located inside the Palace of Inquisicion which represents one of the most significant samples of civil architecture of the Colonial Period. The museum is undergoing a renovation process and I hope to update its presentation because gives you the sense that something...More

Thank KaterinaBouza
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

What a terrible museum and waste of time. Such an opportunity to share the traumatic history of one of the Caribbean's most important cities. Instead, the offer is a disjointed recollection of important events without adding value in terms of a meaningful layout and timeline....More

Thank PinUpBoy
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I visited the museum with my family. With my wife we speak Spanish and English so the visit was ok. But for my parents who speak only French, it was impossible to understand the visit, nothing in french. Moreover the museum is not very interesting.

Thank Jérémie P
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The Museo Histórico is a beautiful museum in Cartagena, the museum has just been renovated and therefore the building itself is already worth a visit. The museum tells the story about the history of Cartagena from the people who founded the city to the Spanish...More

Thank Olivierlv
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This museum is located at the Plaza Bolivar inside the Ciudad Amurallada in Cartagena. It costs $16,000 Colombian Pesos for adults. Worth the visit.

Thank Greg212
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

As a history buff I was so excited to see this museum. It could have the potential to be awesome! 1-Sadly everything is in Spanish, yes I know we are in a Spanish speaking country. I would have grasped so much more if it was...More

Thank ricshi
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Walking through the exhibition highlights the sad and tragic history of the Colombian people during the Inquisition. We don't often take the time to know a country's history, nor do we always take the time to understand its past before visiting. The museum is a...More

Thank ZenaRd
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The museum houses some mind-bending tales and information about the activities of the Inquisition in Cartagena and some of their victims. Some texts have not been fully translated into English - so go with someone who can read Spanish to get the most out of...More

Thank angusmallorca
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The historic building in which the museum is housed is quite lovely with nice view of plaza from second floor. But the actual exhibition on the Inquisition is hard to follow and more prosaic than informative. There is only intermittent translation to English so if...More

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