Museum of the Inquisition, Lima

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Shine a light on one of the darkest aspects of the colonial era in Peru at Museum of the Inquisition, a grisly but fascinating museum. From 1570 until 1820, the Holy Office and tribunal of the Peruvian Inquisition tortured and punished those deemed to have committed heresy, blasphemy, and associated "crimes." Through life-size reconstructions, images, and collections of artifacts, the museum explains the treatment of those accused--primarily indigenous peoples--and explores the political, social, and legal issues surrounding the inquisition. Located in the old prison used for detaining, torturing, and trying the accused, the museum has a dark and somber atmosphere, and features images and exhibits that some visitors may find distressing. By using our Lima holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to Museum of the Inquisition and other attractions in Lima.
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  • Unfortunately closed for major maintenance. You can only visit the building from the outside. However, there are tourist guides that explain the direct stages of the use that was given to this...  more »
  • Does anyone know if it is open now? Thank you! I don’t want to drive there to find out it is still closed  more »
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  • Apparently, it has been closed for 2 years for "renovations". The renovations haven't even begun, or so I was told by one of the people who "work" there. If online it says that you're open, then make it CLEAR that you're not so that people do not waste their time and money trying to get there. AND GET TO "RENOVATING" ALREADY, IT'S BEEN 2 YEARS!! I really hope y'all ain't trying to revive the inquisition on Christians again. JUST SAYING.
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