Naval MuseumCurrently Closed
- 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: Museums, Family And Kids, Exhibition
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.
- COP 4000 for kids
- COP 2000 for students
- By car or take a taxi from outside Old Town.
- Walk to here from inside Old Town.
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Great museum, well curated. Offers a great overview of Cartagena (maritime) history. To be honest I could have done without the folkloric dance show, but other guest seemed to like it. Glad I visited.
There's a lot to read, but is really interesting. The first floor is a little confusing, since it covers all the history of Cartagena, and there's so much of it. The second floor is about the history of the navy, and the submarine simulator is the best part.
Took a guided tour. It was great, we learned a lot about the Colombian history and politics. It would have been a bit dull without the guide I think. Highly recommended the guided tour. It is free, and you leave the tip you want.
Nice place, you get the chance to learn more about the history of Cartagena. In addition, you learn about the battle of Cartagena in 1741 amazing info if you are fan of that stuff. Important you have to know Spanish because all the info it is in Spanish.
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.