Naval Museum of the Caribbean, Cartagena

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Find out whether there were really any pirates of the Caribbean at Naval Museum of the Caribbean. Inaugurated 500 years to the day after Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas, the maritime history museum houses some fantastic recreations of the seafaring vessels that have braved the Caribbean over the centuries. Non-Spanish speakers beware: you won't find any English information, or an English audioguide, at the museum. You'll also feel the heat, as the museum lacks air conditioning. Use our Cartagena trip builder tool to add Naval Museum of the Caribbean and other attractions to your Cartagena vacation plans.
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  • My husband and I visited the museum for about 30 minutes. The local guide inside the museum provided much interesting historical information. Worth seeing. (And it’s air-conditioned.)  more »
  • We enjoyed the naval museum but would have appreciated more English translation in the displays. Everyone enjoyed the interactive displays of the submarine and ships “command deck”. Coffee shop and ba...  more »
  • There is a lot of written information, telling the story of relating the invasions suffered by city in ancient times. Worth knowing a replica of a submarine where you can come in and get a sense of how this type of Setup on the inside.
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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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