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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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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  • This museum has a two tiered entry fee - Colombians with ID cards get in cheaper than foreigners. That is fair enough, as it encourages locals to learn about and take pride in their own culture. Howev...  more »
  • A small museum well done with plenty of exhibits. Good to spend about 90 mins. A shame that none of the explanations are in English. I would recommend for international tourists to hand out translatio...  more »
  • Recommended, to take a tour to learn about the history of Cartagena de Indias, his people as the Caribe Indians, pirates, Spanish Seattle's and the role of this city in the development of the Caribbea...  more »
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  • Spectacular museum chock-full of interesting and educational exhibits: about the pirates and the establishments of forts around the city, the initiation of the Colombian Navy and the wars it has fought, and presents modern-day naval operations and equipment....there is even a walk-through replica of a submarine that is super fun!! I spent a half-day there and was never bored. Best Navy museum I've been to.
  • Very interesting museum with a lot of information about the history of Cartagena and the Caribbean.
  • Cool museum, not very expensive and worth checking out!
  • Good museum but no English guidance
  • If you want to know more about the naval history of Cartagena and like naval museums it's a good place to go. Information is all in Spanish, and presented in dense formats. If you are a sensitive to font use, some of them can be quite hard to use. It's generally a bit random, but enjoyed the couple of airconditioned hours there.