Naval Museum, Cartagena

Naval Museum, Cartagena - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Cl. 52 #3-62, Rionegro, Cartagena, Antioquia, Colombia

Phone: +57-56642440

Ticket Price: 8000 COP

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

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About Naval Museum, Cartagena

This museum is an extension of the naval museum in Madrid. Located on the port, it does not have much by the way of artifacts but it does have a fantastic collection of reconstructed boat models and cityscapes. In fact the collection is incredibly comprehensive. There are exhibitions on maps and navigation, marine infantry, the history of diving in the Navy, submarine weaponry, marine armaments, flags and uniforms, marine healthcare and an arsenal. Historical objects include a letter from Christopher Columbus, a World War II torpedo, a bullet from the attack on Cartagena in 1873, and a 1920 submarine B Italian torpedo. The building itself is historical; it used to serve as a Spanish naval hospital. Check the museum calendar for possible events.

Naval Museum Ticket Prices

  • COP 4000 for kids
  • COP 2000 for students

How To reach Naval Museum by Public Transport

  • Drive to here or take a taxi from outside Old Town.
  • Walk to here from inside Old Town.  

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  • Great museum! Was really a surprise for us. You can touch everything. Ask for a free English guide as all exhibits are in Spanish only.

  • If you don't speak Spanish, you aren't able to spend some good and informative time in the museum. Besides that it's a nice place and they try to keep the exhibition diversified.

  • 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 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

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