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Palace of Inquisition
Palace of Inquisition

Palace of Inquisition

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46, Plaza de Bolivar, Cra. 3 #33, Bolívar, Colombia
+57 5 6606025
http://www.cartagenadeindias.travel/
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What was once the home of the chief crime punisher in colonial Cartagena is today a grand museum, displaying the Inquisitors' grizzly instruments of torture -- as well as pottery, art, furniture, and ... Read more
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Here you can have an idea of what happened when Spanish people first came to Cartagena, how the religion worked in earlier times in South America mostly, if you are someone that likes history you will love it

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Erie

This beautiful colonial palace on the Plaza de Bolivar was the setting for some very ugly deeds. It was the headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition in Cartagena, where colonists were denounced and tried for heresy. Some 800 people were publicly executed as a result of trials held in this palace. Today, it's a museum, displaying some of the grisly torture instruments used to elicit confessions. Spiked collars, finger presses, even the rack!

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New York City

The Palace of the Inquisition is one of Cartagena's most visited tourist sites, documenting the darkest period in the city's history. Enter through the baroque limestone doorway off Plaza de Bolívar to see the torture devices used during the 1700s.

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Brisbane

Excellent history museum. The first floor is dedicated to the Spanish Inquisition, the second floor is dedicated to the general history of the city.

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Santa Clara
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Interesting museum, but probably not worth the price you pay for such a small place. We went through the museum pretty quickly.

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Madrid

Cuando fue instaurada la inquisición en Cartagena, el Tribunal de Penas del Santo Oficio tuvo su sede principal en esta casona del siglo XVIII donde se llevaron a cabo torturas y encierros. Hoy en día alberga en su interior el Museo y Archivo Histórico de la ciudad y recomiendo visitarlo para conocer la historia de la ciudad, pero también para admirar la arquitectura colonial porque esta casona es preciosa.

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Caracas

Un sitio súper interesante para visitar y conocer parte de la historia de Cartagena. Está en el parque de Bolívar y, desde afuera, llama la atención por sus balcones de madera. Una vez adentro, se puede aprender sobre la inquisición española, cómo fue su desplazamiento y se dio el primer acto de fe, en ese mismo lugar. Muy, muy interesante.

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