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Palacio de la Inquisición

Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

About Palacio de la Inquisición

Palacio de la Inquisicion is a grand 18th century colonial creation in Cartagena which played a sinister role during the Spanish Inquisition. It was in Cartagena in 1610 that the Spanish Church established its Holy Office, the name given to the department of torture, and it was in Palacio de la Inquisicion that this division had its seat until independence in 1811.

Today, the beautiful Palacio de la Inquisicion and its grounds are home to the Museo Histórico de Cartagena. Here visitors can learn about the Spanish Inquisition, can view the instruments of torture used during the site's darker days, but also about the wider history of Cartagena.