Famous Museums in Cartagena

The museums in Cartagena give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Cartagena with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Cartagena. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Cartagena.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Cartagena.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Cartagena:

  1. Roman Theatre Museum

    Museum, History Museum, Theatre

    Right near the ruins of the Cartagena Cathedral lie the ruins of an ancient Roman Theatre. Infact, the cathedral was built using some of the material from the ruins of the Roman Theatre. The theatre is believed to be built between the 5th and 1st centuries BC. The museum exhibits items discovered in excavations in the area of the Roman Theatre. Trivia- The theatre has a capacity of seating 6,00...Read more
  2. Museo De La Muralla Punica

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    Museo De La Muralla Punica

    Museum, History Museum

    The Museo de la Muralla Punica contains the remains of the original wall that encircled the city during the period before the Romans occupied Cartagena. The remains of the wall date back to the 3rd century BC. The remains are about 30 metres long. An informative video is played at the museum where visitors are introduced to the rich history of Cartagena. Also at the museum are the remains of th...Read more
  3. Augusteum Roman Museum

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    Augusteum Roman Museum

    Religious Site, Temple, Museum, History Museum

    An archaeological discovery, the Augusteum dates back to the Roman era in Cartagena. After studies and research by conducted by archaeologists, it was deciphered that the building structure was used as a college and a temple dedicated to the worship of a religious cult inspired by the Emperor Augustus. If you are unaware of the history of Cartagena during the Roman empire and the religious cult...Read more
  4. Museo Nacional De Arqueologia Subacuatica

    Museum, Archaeological Site

    A completely unique and fascinating museum, the Museo Nacional de Arqueologia Subacuatica is dedicated to underwater archaeology. On display are details regarding the work of underwater archaeologists, their findings and the maritime history of the Mediterranean Sea. Having interactive exhibitions, this museum is a must visit while on your trip to Cartagena.
  5. Conception Castle

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    Conception Castle

    Museum, Outdoors, View Point, Observatory

    Situated on a hillock overlooking the port and harbour, the Castillo de la Concepcion, aka Castillo de los Patos is a 12th century fortress which offers spectacular views of Cartagena. The beautifully laid out lawns and gardens of the castle are home to peacocks and fowls. Within the Castle is a museum which has exhibitions on the history of Cartagena with its Roman and Moorish ancestry. A cont...Read more
  6. The Spanish Civil War Museum

    Museum, History Museum, Tourist Center, Photo Gallery

    The Spanish Civil War which took place between 1936 and 1939 affected Cartagena severely. During the war, people used to go underground to seek shelter from the war attacks. The Spanish Civil War Museum is situated in one such shelter. On display are the original components of the shelter (furniture, lighting etc) along with firsthand accounts of the citizens themselves. You will also find phot...Read more