Naval Museum, Cartagena

Naval Museum - A Quick Overview


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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Naval Museum, Cartagena Reviews

  • Great museum showing the history of Cartagena, from the age of Piracy to its modern naval force. Everything's in Spanish though so knowing the language is important.

  • Lots of history! A good place to see, but a bit overpriced. The English tour guide was good but hard to understand and somewhat rushed.

  • Best museum we visited in Colombia. We received a brief history of the city and the countries naval history. Very good diagrams and models of the city over time with good explanations of what the background history. The guides english wasn't great (if your spanish isnt great either) but made up for it with knowledge and enthusiasm.

  • 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.

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