Museo Naval Del Caribe, Cartagena

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Museo Naval Del Caribe remains dedicated to Colombia's naval history. Opened on the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the New World, the museum occupies a peaceful colonial-era house. Learn about pirate invasions, naval battles, and modern naval history, see replicas of boats and submarines, observe dioramas of cityscapes, and admire artifacts that include old battle torpedoes. Make Museo Naval Del Caribe a part of your Cartagena vacation plans using our Cartagena vacation route planner.
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  • July 31, 2017
    We almost didn't come because we read some reviews that said it was boring and there were only 45 minutes left until it closed and we didn't have cash so we had to go to the ATM. But I'm glad we did! ...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Well, if there were pirates in the Caribbean, they were there for Cartagena treasures, right? So this museum is a must. Very interesting exhibits, fun for kids too, the submarine simulator experience ...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Very interesting, because the history of Cartagena this rather than linked to the sea and sailors. It is payment and it is worthwhile to go to understand the importance of Cartagena in the Hispanic and subsequent time and appreciate the evolution of the city and the region at the time.
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  • July 3, 2017
    Excellent place for families to visit! Even our two year old had a good time. The first floor of the museum focuses on the history of Cartagena, and the second floor is about Colombia's modern navy. There are a lot of interactive exhibits on the second floor - the submarine simulation was an especially big hit. It's worth the entry fee of approximately $6 for adults (under $1 for kids).
  • August 6, 2017
    Cool museum, nice installations, interesting stories. But there is nearly nothing available in english - no worries, the guy at the entrance is happy to help for about 7-10 usd to guide you through the exhibition. Just make sure you write down the price before you start as we agreed on COP20,000 and at the end he was pretty adamant that we need to give him COP30,000...
  • July 2, 2017
    Located next.to the main wall of the old city section of Cartagena, this museum is a great place to explore Colombia's maritime history. The installations are modern and the old building is a great colonial structure. The museum covers prehistory through to the modern Colombian navy. A great place for young and old
  • July 14, 2017
    Only has Spanish exhibits, but it is a fantastic museum. Really like all the history, organized into quick reads. Gives some more colonial history of Cartagena, and also some more recent naval history of Colombia.
  • July 7, 2017
    It needs English information so the tourist can enjoy the content too

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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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