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It is very interesting to hear the story of the Inquisition in Mexico. Something one would not... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2015
Lingie L
Loved everything about it!

We had no idea it was a former torture chamber! Our guide spoke slow Spanish for us and we learned... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Merida, Mexico
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Camino Real de Valenciana, 138, Guanajuato 36240, Mexico
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We had no idea it was a former torture chamber! Our guide spoke slow Spanish for us and we learned so much. Beautiful grounds on the outside and spooky as hell on the inside. Cheap, informative and fun.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This was a great and interesting fine in the town of Valenciana, just three miles north of Guanajuato. It has an interesting history to the Inquisition in 1692. A man by the name Ferdinand De Miera was appointed the Inquisitor of Guanajuato and he was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

The tour was awesome, it was a perfect small sized group. The guide noticed I was a foreigner and first spoke in Spanish and then again, in English. He is very knowledgeable and well spoken. The artifacts were disturbing but the mood was kept light...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This was yet another stop in our guided tour, and it was definitely the most fun! We got lucky with our tour guide since he was the main reason the tour was so fun. He was so funny and also very knowledgeable. Not sure how...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This Guanajuato museum is an historic find. Our tour was lead by a docent of great knowledge, whose family once owned the hacienda at one time, he spoke English during our tour and told stories of horrible torture by a man from Spain who became...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I did not know there was an inquisition in Mexico in the 17th and 18th centuries. Perhaps all the exhibits of instruments of torture are based on fact or perhaps this more resembles a house of horrors.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

It is very interesting to hear the story of the Inquisition in Mexico. Something one would not imagine that happened in Mexico and also that some of the torture instruments were still used in the past century!!

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank Lingie L
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The hacienda and grounds are lovely, and the stories of the Spanish inquisition and their instruments of torture have a gruesome fascination. Holographic pictures add to the spookiness. Our guide spoke only Spanish, so it's wise to research or study up beforehand if you don't...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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