Casa Museo Rafael Nunez, Cartagena

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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. Use our Cartagena trip itinerary planner to add Casa Museo Rafael Nunez and other attractions to your Cartagena vacation plans.
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  • July 18, 2017
    One has to exit the old city and walk a few blocks to reach the house. We enjoyed the visit and learning about the important role Mr. Nuñez played in Colombia's history. The view of the ocean from the...  more »
  • July 7, 2017
    Very nice place and history about Cartagena the house is very old restore but super nice . They have similar old car the president used the room and bathrooms view to the ocean  more »
  • June 26, 2017
    Forced to visit for all Colombian and foreign place. The House is in very good condition and keeps many objects showing the lifestyle of the time. In addition, its entrance is free.
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  • November 30, 2016
    Interesting history of the area. Out side the usual area for tourists. I happen upon it why walking about. It's free and you can see what life was like without air-conditioning if you were of the moneyed class. Clean bathroom.
  • August 26, 2016
    A good place to start if you want to know a little about Colombian history. It is important to chose a good guide that knows history or else you will end up just seeing a lot of old stuff that doesn't make any sense. The tour is not too long, about 45 minutes.
  • January 7, 2017
    Really good steak, very happy.
  • June 18, 2017
    Very interesting!
  • July 29, 2017
    Beautiful home with great historical value
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Despite its status as a major tourist hub, Cartagena offers a good choice of affordable places to stay. If you're looking to splurge, consider staying at one of the town's restored colonial-era buildings, which now house boutique hotels packed with modern amenities. Alternatively, several old monasteries in Cartagena's walled colonial district offer outstanding facilities at very high prices. Budget-conscious travelers can explore the many mid-range hotels and low-cost hostels clustered in Getsemani, an up-and-coming neighborhood and center of the backpacker scene.
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