With its baroque entrance and wooden balconies, the Palace of the Inquisition is an important colonial architectural masterpiece. Beginning in 1610, the building hosted the Sentencing Tribunal of the Holy Office, which judged crimes against the faith. The inquisitors were expelled in 1811, but were reinstated in 1815 by Pablo Morillo’s Spanish troops. The court remained in session until 1821.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
This city is an open-air museum, but has more than just culture and history to offer. Cartagena is also a traveler destination for beaches, water sports, and crafts, among other things.