Casa Museo Rafael Nunez, Cartagena

4.5
#5 of 12 in Museums in Cartagena
For insight into Colombian political history, head to Casa Museo Rafael Nunez--the charming mansion of the late poet, lawyer, and president. Nunez is credited with writing the words of Colombia's national anthem, and partly of the nation's constitution of 1886. One wing of his residence now serves as a museum, where you can survey some of his personal possessions and documents. For an extra glimpse into his life and times, head to the chapel opposite the house, which holds Nunez's ashes. Not all guides will have English as a spoken language; bring a phrase book along. Plan a trip to Cartagena easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Casa Museo Rafael Nunez
map
Places to stay near Casa Museo Rafael Nunez
Casa Museo Rafael Nunez Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
142 reviews
Google
5.0
TripAdvisor
  • This historic home is just a short walk outside the old city wall. There were no English guides when we arrived, but we managed to made do with the pamphlet provided by the friendly security guard. Th...  more »
  • As we had bought the 2-story bus tickets. This is a stop of the tour. It is a 19th-century house where lived the dr. Rafael Núñez, 4 times President of Colombia from Cartagena. The restored house is situated and in which is located around the utensil used by the President and his spouse Soledad Román, and Polanco. Beds, wardrobe, crockery, clothes, cars etc. Apollo Park, built in honor of the former President is located in front of the House. There is also a shrine where the remains of Dr. Nuñez and his spouse are located. Interesanate to learn a little about Colombian history. Also author of the lyrics of the national anthem of Colombia
    View original
  • This was a wonderful place to visit, just outside of the walled city of Cartagena. It was free, and while their were no English-speaking tour guides, we enjoyed walking through the home and admiring t...  more »
Google
  • A museum that seeks to preserve the memory of the best Colombian President.
    View original

Plan your trip to Cartagena

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Casa Museo Rafael Nunez by other users

30 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM PARAGUAY September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM PERU April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Cartagena BY A USER FROM CANADA October, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Magdalena Department, Cartagena & Islas de Rosario BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA April, outdoors, romantic, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM VENEZUELA May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans