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Museo Historico Naval

Calle Arista between Landero y Coss and, Veracruz, Mexico
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Veracruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Description: This museum documents the history of Mexico's navy.
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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We went there in early March 2014. Still closed and boarded up with no info. As observed by another reviewer, the photo on the Trip Advisor page is not of the museum.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This was closed - 10th Jan 14 - (boarded up around the perimeter) with no signs saying why or when it would re-open. No officials in sight to ask either

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Museo Histórico Naval is good but not great. The colection is poor for a port with so much history and importance trough the centuries. But it's worth for a 1 or 1 1/2 hour visit, specially if you go with kids. Caution: the photograph doesn't belong to the museum (belongs to the Faro Venustiano Carranza).

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Atlanta, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The museum only takes an hour to visit, at most, unless you read every word of every display. I really enjoyed it.

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Queretaro, Mexico
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This has more history and fewer ship models than most naval museums. The galleries are chronological and they tell the history of Veracruz, which has been so much a part of the overall history of Mexico. It's a beautiful building with interesting maps and historical relics.

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Dublin Ireland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This was a good visit and I enjoyed it, maybe because I am an ex-mariner. The exhibitions are very good and well documented. It was a pity that their modern exhibits romm was closed when I was there, but well done full marks

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Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews 100 reviews
32 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Altought a visit to Navy Museum might not seem like something interesting, the port is so important for the history of the city of Veracruz that you will find lot of interesting information and data that will enrich your understanding of this beautiful city.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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90 reviews 90 reviews
57 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The museum has a lot of replicas, photocopies, artifacts, and mostly accurate information about the Spaniards' conquest and how they entered the mexican territory. It's interesting to see it and spend time.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The cannons and 50 cal machine guns are out on the lawn. The Navel Military complex is behind the Lighthouse.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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140 reviews 140 reviews
30 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Mexico is Museos, and the Museo Historical Naval is a great attraction in this historical Mexican city. The Museo will take you back through Mexico's naval history where all of the Naval world powers launched their intrusions into Mexico. The Museo is located within one of the Navy's buildings, so you need to know the operating hours of the museum.... More

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