Museum of Purgatory

On the limits of the city of Guanajuato is this Museum of Purgatory, attended by young people dressed as medieval knights, showing a large collection of torture instruments, mummies of animals such as dogs, bat and rat, pictures, and some samples of rocks and minerals from the region.

There is a gibbet and some of the public participate in some demonstrations of instruments of torture.

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In Guanajuato, as in most of the main cities in the center of the Mexican Republic, the Holy Inquisition or “Holy Office” had a sinister presence during the colony that today is reflected in representations of dungeons, artifacts, torture machines and clothing that you can “enjoy” in this “curious” museum. It is located to one side of the Plaza de la Valenciana.

Teniente # 2. Valenciana. Guanajuato. Mexico.

 


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