Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

The Caribbean Coast Sights

Palacio de la Inquisición

  • Carrera 4 No. 33–26 Map It
  • Cartagena
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 08/14/2013

Fodor's Review

Arguably Cartagena's most visited tourist site documents the darkest period in the city's history. A baroque limestone doorway marks the entrance to the 1770 Palace of the Inquisition, the headquarters of the repressive arbiters of political and spiritual orthodoxy who once exercised jurisdiction over Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. Although the museum displays benign colonial and pre-Columbian artifacts, everyone congregates on the ground floor to "Eeewww!" over the

implements of torture—racks and thumbscrews, to name but two. We recommend you hire an English-speaking guide since many of the displays need explanations and all signs are in Spanish.

Read More

Sight Information

Address:

Carrera 4 No. 33–26, Cartagena, 130001, Colombia

Map It

Phone:

5-665–4229

Sight Details:

  • 15,000 pesos
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–6, Sun. 10–4

Updated 08/14/2013

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all sights in The Caribbean Coast

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

Advertisement