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  • Address: Calle 32, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
  • Hours: Tue-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun, Holidays 10am-4pm
  • Admission: Adults 11,000 pesos (<$7 USD), Children and seniors 8,000 pesos (<$5 USD)

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Palace of Inquisition (Palacio de la Inquisicion) Tours

This fun little museum on Plaza Bolivar, in an impressive 18th-century mansion, already attracts the morbidly inclined. Your tour begins with two entire rooms full of horrifying torture devices, used right here by the Cartagena chapter of the Spanish Inquisition. Between 1776 and 1821, when Independence heroes banned the practice, hundreds of people were tortured, and some killed, on suspicion of heresy or dabbling in witchcraft.

Head upstairs, however, for several excellent (and air-conditioned) exhibits illuminating less tragic period’s in the city’s history. You’ll find everything from paintings of Cartagena through the ages, to detailed dioramas (with cool cut-away interiors showing construction details of the cities finest buildings), as well as maps, ceramics, Independence-era cannons, pre-Columbian statues, and much more. Signage is in both Spanish and English, and offers often poignant commentary on the city’s history.

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Cartagena City Tour: History, Culture and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Cartagena, null
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Cartagena City Tour: History, Culture and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Enjoy the best of Cartagena with our private English speaking guide tour around the city. From La Torre del Reloj, Plaza de Bolivar, San Pedro Claver church, ...  Read more

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.34
Cartagena City Tour, Cartagena, Historical & Heritage Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Cartagena City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

Enjoy a guided city tour of Cartagena and explore Colombia's most-visited city! Cartagena is known for its laid-back Caribbean vibe mixed with astonishing ...  Read more

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.34
Shore Grand City Tour, Cartagena, City Tours
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Shore Grand City Tour

This tour is specially designed for those who are on a wonderful cruise through the Caribbean and will make a stop at Cartagena. You will be able to make the ...  Read more

Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.35

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