Naval Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
  • Address: Cl. 52 #3-62, Rionegro, Cartagena, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +57-56642440
  • Ticket Price: 8000 COP
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Exhibition

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

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

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Things to Know Before Visiting Naval Museum

  • 33.53% of people who visit Cartagena include Naval Museum in their plan

  • 38.94% of people start their Naval Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Naval Museum

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

73.53% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Naval Museum

People normally club together La Tienda Del Museo and Fuerte Del Pastelillo while planning their visit to Naval Museum.

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Naval Museum, Cartagena Reviews

  • Fun place. Cool things to look at and located right down town. Price was about $5 or 10,000 cop. There is no English translation on the displays so that might be disappointing if you actually want to learn about the history of Cartagena ( I know Spanish so it wasn't a problem for me). Overall we spent about 1hr there and would definitely recommend if you are nearby.

  • Most boring and overpriced museum I've ever been to! The 2nd floor has some installations (inc my fave:the stuffed dogs head?!) but otherwise It's just reams of printed text on the wall (you must know Spanish)...much better idea is to buy a history book and read in the comfort of a cafe.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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