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. See Museo Naval Del Caribe and all Cartagena has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cartagena travel route planner .
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  • As I entered the museum there was a sign that stated the museum is free. A donation is suggested but not required. When I stated that I was not interested in donating, I was no longer welcomed to ente...  more »
  • Perfect to learn the history surrounding Cartagena, replicas of boats, stories of the era in which the Spaniards occupied those territories. Heroes, Heroes and stories of slavery and clashes.
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  • A history lesson about Cartagena and on piracy that American movies don't count. Very educational. I loved
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  • 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).
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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.
  • It needs English information so the tourist can enjoy the content too

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Where to stay in Cartagena

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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