Cartagena (Colombia) Palacio de la Inquisicion Excursion Reviews

A beautiful building with a dark history, the Palacio de la Inquisicion now houses a museum with an array of attractions from throughout Colombia's history, from pre-Colombian pottery to Inquisition-era torture instruments and beyond.
Don't miss out on this, very enlightening 10/10
Sail Date: November 2018
Don't miss out on this, very enlightening 10/10
Don't miss out on this, very enlightening 10/10 Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Actually had not previously known about how bad this was.
Sail Date: April 2018
Actually had not previously known about how bad this was. Learned some important history.
Actually had not previously known about how bad this was. Learned some important history. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The locals are extremely aggressive in their selling.
Sail Date: January 2018
The locals are extremely aggressive in their selling. Old town Cartagena was beautiful until we got the shopping area which was very crowded. The fort was interesting, but the aggressive behavior of a trumpet player towards a couple who ... Read More
The locals are extremely aggressive in their selling. Old town Cartagena was beautiful until we got the shopping area which was very crowded. The fort was interesting, but the aggressive behavior of a trumpet player towards a couple who didn't give him a tip left me feeling disappointed and wanting to take my tip back. The museum tour was pretty much a joke. Being one of several tour buses we had to wait in the doorway of rooms several times as another group passed by. At the Palacio de la Inquisicion for jade shopping the tour guide funneled everyone into a very small shop, so we went outside and fended off the aggressive seller out there. Overall the excursion was extremely disappointing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good but could have used better time looking at some points.
Sail Date: February 2017
Good but could have used better time looking at some points. Very hot. Tour guide just okay.
Good but could have used better time looking at some points. Very hot. Tour guide just okay. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Old house in the city, where they tortured people.
Sail Date: February 2015
Old house in the city, where they tortured people. Still had some of the torture devices on display that you got to see and touch. Also learned the history behind the house.
Old house in the city, where they tortured people. Still had some of the torture devices on display that you got to see and touch. Also learned the history behind the house. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Expedition was a double-cross -- didn't get actual tour operator, more like Miles hired some girl ...
Sail Date: February 2015
Expedition was a double-cross -- didn't get actual tour operator, more like Miles hired some girl off the street to take us around. The history involved is awful, and no spin can blunt the horror of those times.
Expedition was a double-cross -- didn't get actual tour operator, more like Miles hired some girl off the street to take us around. The history involved is awful, and no spin can blunt the horror of those times. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Although I had visited here before and took the same walking tour, it was still fun and educational.
Sail Date: December 2014
Although I had visited here before and took the same walking tour, it was still fun and educational. I highly recommend a walking tour through the colonial walled city.
Although I had visited here before and took the same walking tour, it was still fun and educational. I highly recommend a walking tour through the colonial walled city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Guide gave too much information so that tour became boring
Sail Date: December 2013
Guide gave too much information so that tour became boring
Guide gave too much information so that tour became boring Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Interesting but has our guide said, "maybe the inquisition was a bad idea."
Sail Date: January 2013
Interesting but has our guide said, "maybe the inquisition was a bad idea."
Interesting but has our guide said, "maybe the inquisition was a bad idea." Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We just walked by this on our walking tour.
Sail Date: January 2013
We just walked by this on our walking tour. It was across the street from the beautiful Bolivar park.
We just walked by this on our walking tour. It was across the street from the beautiful Bolivar park. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We walked through the streets with our guide.
Sail Date: December 2012
We walked through the streets with our guide. People we were with said that the neighborhood was very reminiscent of New Orleans, with lovely balconies, often filled with flowers. Cobblestone streets, small picturesque alleys and bustling ... Read More
We walked through the streets with our guide. People we were with said that the neighborhood was very reminiscent of New Orleans, with lovely balconies, often filled with flowers. Cobblestone streets, small picturesque alleys and bustling people, fruit carts and vendors everywhere. The palace had many interesting museum-like displays. The upstairs exhibits were air conditioned. The replicas of the instruments of torture were a bit disturbing, as was the courtyard with the guillotine and viewing balconies, but the history was fascinating. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Part of a deluxe package to visit the castle fort, inquicision palace, and tour of the city.
Sail Date: October 2012
Part of a deluxe package to visit the castle fort, inquicision palace, and tour of the city. Being in Colombia itself was a treat and the locals were very nice (non merchants), saying 'welcome to our country', 'enjoy your ... Read More
Part of a deluxe package to visit the castle fort, inquicision palace, and tour of the city. Being in Colombia itself was a treat and the locals were very nice (non merchants), saying 'welcome to our country', 'enjoy your stay' (we speak spanish). This part of the tour was around 30 minutes, I did enjoy the history aspect and seeing the devices, but it was very packed and we had to breeze through some exhibits to make room for other tours. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Lee Miles does custom tours.
Sail Date: April 2012
Lee Miles does custom tours. You choose what you want. Our group even changed our tour and timing mid-tour. It was fantastic. Our guide, Rinaldo was fantastic.He took us to all of the places in Cartagena.
Lee Miles does custom tours. You choose what you want. Our group even changed our tour and timing mid-tour. It was fantastic. Our guide, Rinaldo was fantastic.He took us to all of the places in Cartagena. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Part of the City Tour.
Sail Date: March 2012
Part of the City Tour.
Part of the City Tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises