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Museum of the Inquisition

Jr. Junin 548, Lima, Peru
+51 1 4287980
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Interesting museo

Interesting visit to the museo, recommend highly for those who like history of Peru and Spain, need... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
scalvert
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Interesting!!

Puts together several historical topics of the colonial era of Peru and the period of Spanish... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
AndreRezende
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Sao Paulo, SP
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This grisly museum features the underground dungeons and torture chambers that were used to punish accused heretics.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Jr. Junin 548, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting visit to the museo, recommend highly for those who like history of Peru and Spain, need to go to city center to see but worth the trip

Thank scalvert
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Puts together several historical topics of the colonial era of Peru and the period of Spanish inquisition, including the torture devices, etc

Thank AndreRezende
Reviewed 20 April 2016

An interesting travel to the colonial age and what religion was managed in the Spanish ignorance age. Several torture pieces used in these cloudy years with clear explanations.

Thank 40luis
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This museum was one of my least favorite things we did in Peru. Everything is very static and there are very few historical items. The human sized figures are reasonably interesting, but I don't think that they are interesting enough to save this place. Only...More

Thank 348tiffanyt
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We're pretty interested in the subject matter here, but didn't get much of a chance to learn about it. Signs are only in Spanish, but the bigger problem is that the guide doing our mandatory tour (only available in Spanish at the time) rushed through...More

Thank Lizara K
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Great place for those interested in the early Peruvian history. You will be able to see what the Spanish did and how their government worked at the beginning of Peru.

Thank Diego B
Reviewed 15 January 2016

If you are a history fan this is the place to visit, tons of colonial art. Paintings, really ancient spanish inquisition art. the basement called the "catacumbas" have old cells for prisioners and who im sure didnt do anything wrong. All the way at the...More

Thank marianainny72
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Unfortunately there was no English speaking guide on duty the day we visited, and all the displays are in Spanish only.There was a large group of high school students touring the exhibition when we arrived, and another group followed. The exhibits were well displayed and...More

4  Thank callmesnoozy
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Entry is free and you must do this as a guided tour. It's unclear when they do the English tours, when we were there, tour was in Spanish and we don't speak it. The space is actually quite small and the guide talked a lot...More

2  Thank Luvtosafari
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I think it depends on the day you go. When we went, it was completely empty and unsettling. No one was at the front, so we just wandered in and around the museum. I have no idea if we went in the wrong order, but...More

2  Thank Vatejeda
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