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“Museo closed” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Museo Naval

Museo Naval
Calle Menendez Palayo 8, 30205 Cartagena, Spain
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Ranked #8 of 20 Attractions in Cartagena
Type: Museums
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“Museo closed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It always amazes me in these times of austerity, you go on holiday to a country that is struggling financially, we see it every day on TV, you visit a beautiful town like Cartagena, plenty of tourists milling around, restaurant everywhere, but you come to see a few things and when you get here, they are closed for ciesta.
OK, lets put this into perspective, height of the tourist season, foreigner visits city, the tourist office in Orihuela costa says is a must, he gets there with high hopes, and it is closed for siesta?
Some say you should respect the local tradition, but how are places like Cartegena supposed to survive when two out of the four places i visit are closed? People have asked me many a time, what i thought of Cartegena, I said, what a lovely city, but it was all closed(in the height of the tourist season), poor show, Cartagena local council.
I am coming back in '13 and you'd better be open.

Visited August 2012
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“Everything about Spain's Naval History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The ship models are spectacular as are the exhibitions about everything to do about ship building. Isaac Peral, the inventor of submarines. Life onboard ships. The "instruments of torture" that was medical instruments onboard ships - chilling. The early diving suits even more so. A must to see.

Visited January 2013
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“Not ready yet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We've visited the Museo Naval in Cartagena with an 8 year old. It was in a beautiful building near the Calle Pescaderia and next to the harbour. Google Maps says this is a building from the universidad Politecnica.

Although the museum was open, only a small part of the collection could be seen, because they were creating a new exhibition with scale models of ships. At the time of our visit some interesting antique diving suits, small real submarines and canons were on display.

Entrance was free for EU-citizens.

Visited April 2012
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