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. Put Naval Museum of the Caribbean at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cartagena itinerary maker.
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  • Take the tour of the naval museum if you wish to know more about the fascinating city and how it managed to keep the gold and silver treasures brought from the El Dorado region in Colombia and Peru ou...  more »
  • Very nice, very comfortable ballots value (discounted for teachers or members of the armed forces). To go calmly and read and visit all parts.
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  • We visited the naval museum on our last day in Cartagena with our three kids (10, 8 and 4 years old) as we were killing time before going to the airport. The museum was very informative – we learned a...  more »

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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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