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Palacio de la Inquisici贸n - Historical Building Cartagena - Colombia

With its large, baroque-style stone entrance, external balconies facing the Plaza de Bol铆var and Spanish coat of arms, the Palacio de la Inquisici贸n is one of the city鈥檚 best examples of late colonial architecture. Beginning in 1610, this palace was the site of the Punishment Tribunal of the Holy Office, but construction wasn't completed until 150 years later. It is now the Museo Hist贸rico de Cartagena de Indias, displaying instruments of torture, pottery, paintings, furniture and other artifacts from both the colonial and independent eras. Visitors can wander through this old palace and step back in time to chronicle the history and legend of the city, and of the 17th century Spanish Inquisition.


Calle 34, 3-11
Plaza de Bol铆var

El Centro, Cartagena, Colombia

Historical Building Types:
Colonial architecture, Ex-prison, Site of historic significance

Travel Tips:

Price Description:

Adults $7, children $5.50. Free entry the last Sunday of each month.

Guided tours for 1-5 persons: in Spanish $17, in other languages $20.

Relative price: Mid-Range

Open Hours from: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.; Sunday, holidays 10 a.m.

Open Hours to: Monday-Saturday 6 p.m.; Sunday, holidays 4 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 664-4570 / 664-7381

Here are other activities in and around El Centro that may be of interest: La Catedral, Iglesia de San Pedro Claver and Templo de Santo Domingo.

By Brenda Yun
I am a creative writer / surfer chick in need of adventure all the time. The only thing that keeps me grounded is my non-traveling, non-surfing pug...
24 Jun 2011

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