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Naval Museum of the Caribbean

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Address: San Juan de Dios Street, Cartagena, Colombia
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Excellent displays and history

Don't miss this very interesting naval history is Cartagena and is the carribean. Two floors of pictures, ship replicas, guns And history from the conquistadors to more current... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
JimRich90402
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Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss this very interesting naval history is Cartagena and is the carribean. Two floors of pictures, ship replicas, guns And history from the conquistadors to more current times. From a replica of a Spanish conquistador full of arrows to the battle between Spanish, French and Cartagena ships. Very good museum, but all information was in Spanish

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Bloomington, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exhibits mostly in Spanish. Unfortunately, the customer service person was among the least helpful person we encountered in Cartagena. She had no change and had items in the display case which she would not sell. Despite that, the museum helped me understand much of the history of this wonderful walled city.

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Plano, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love models of old forts and can read spanish, this is your tour. A few old cannons outside and a very good ship model but not much else. Not even close as impressive as the museum on the turks islands.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

First, you should know that guidebooks say admission is free. Technically, that is true. But a donation of $17 COP is required for entry. Few of the historical descriptions are in english, but if you know some Spanish you can understand much of the history. I was disappointed in the size of the first floor exhibits (I had been in... More 

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Thank Charles S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Cartagena has a rich history, full of conflicts, pirates and gold. The museum displays wll the history, although it could be more well curated, with better images and clearer panels. I recommend.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This museum is a must if you like history and especially history of the Caribbean. The exihibits were informative and well curated.

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Thank jkmestre1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I went by myself to this place and hired a tour guide at the entrace of the museum, this place is very interesting since it shows all sort of militar ships designs from all over the world, they have old maps and old naval technology. The tour takes 1 or 2 hours if you are interested, this is must !... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Hi, I visited the (oddly-named) Naval Museum of the Caribbean, which actually deals exclusively with the history of Cartagena and its region (i.e. not the Caribbean region as a whole). Set in a two-storey nicely renovated and very large old building, the exposition is very well done, with many diaporamas and pieces depicting the most famous battles, invasions, construction of... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

It was different to see all the recruits that were training there. You could also see how important the navy was for Columbia historically.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

This is a really good museum but they haven't aimed it at non-Spanish speaking tourists. Real shame and missing out on more visitors. Best bit is a the pretend submarine. Loads of noises and things for kids. Please add English signs to make this better for other tourists. You'll make more money too! ;-)

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