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Museo de la Inquisición / Museum of the Inquisition - Museum Lima - Peru

Located on Plaza Bolívar, which is also home to the Peruvian Congress building, the Museo de la Inquisición is housed in the building that was home to the Inquisition from 1570 to 1820. The museum has exhibits that explain the impact and importance of the Inquisition in Peru’s history. Imported from Spain in the late 16th century, the Inquisition was responsible for eliminating heresy and blasphemy in the New World. Some of their targets included Spanish Jews and their descendents, who were often accused of maintaining their practices in secret. In this museum, you can visit the lightless dungeon cells where those accused awaited judgement or punishment. It was also from this location that the public burning of heretics was ordered.

Jirón Junín 548
Plaza Bolívar
Central Lima

Central Lima, Lima, Peru

Museum Types:
Historical museum

Price Description: Free.

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Daily 9 a.m.

Open Hours to:Daily 5 p.m.

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

Contact Information:
Phone: 311-7801
E-mail: museo(at)

Here are other activities in and around Central Lima that may be of interest: Casa Aliaga, Museo de Arte de Lima / Lima Art Museum, Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, Catedral de Lima, Museo Nacional Afroperuano, Museo de Arte Italiano / Italian Art Museum, Casa Riva Agüero, Casa De La Gastronomía Peruana, Museo del Banco Central de Reserva / Central Bank Museum and Museo Andrés Del Castillo.

26 Jan 2012

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