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Naval Museum of the Caribbean

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Well-set up medium-sized museum

Well-organised displays of the city and region's history in a pleasant historic building. However... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
TACustomer
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Zurich, Switzerland
Part of a 2hr walking tour of the city

Naval museum was very well laid out and presentation, by an excellent guide named KiKi was in... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2018
ddtnorthumberland
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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San Juan de Dios Street, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I could only say average as we only had time to view a couple of the exhibits, very disappointing really. We then had to watch a folk dance presentation which had no explanation whatsoever.

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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this spacious and extensive museum set over two floors. Had no idea of the size of the modern navy. The whole thing works really well. The guide (Marisa?) was enthusiastic and superb - wish I had had more cash to tip her but...More

Thank Daran71
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Well-organised displays of the city and region's history in a pleasant historic building. However, as a tourist attraction, it would be even better with English-language sub-text on the displays. Cartagena is a growing venue for European and US tourists, and most do not speak Spanish....More

Thank TACustomer
Reviewed May 29, 2018

The majority of the exhibits were in Spanish only and were mainly of model ships. It would be good to have some videos, or interactive displays. They do have the inside of a submarine and the bridge of a ship, but they need updating. Not...More

Thank colbox
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Naval museum was very well laid out and presentation, by an excellent guide named KiKi was in English, otherwise would have been difficult. He explained all the battles and characters,

Thank ddtnorthumberland
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

The museum would have been fairly uninteresting without the tour. Descriptions are in Spanish and displays wouldn’t have meant much without our guide explaining. A lot of military history of the country. And the second floor has interactive experiences some may enjoy.

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed March 31, 2018

... not many artifacts. Dioramas of naval battles in and around Cartagena but little else. AND, everything is written in Spanish only, except for the description of the Castillo de San Felipe Barajas. Never the less, if you Spanish in elementary, you will learn the...More

Thank Wineaux FromAlexandria
Reviewed March 7, 2018

This is an interesting and informational museum if you can read Spanish. Nearly all of the written descriptions are only in Spanish. Their are descriptions of the various battles that took place around Cartagena during the early history of the city. There are also models...More

Thank MIHorseman
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum with many different kinds of interesting displays over two floors of a beautiful historic building. BUT all the commentary is in Spanish, and there is a lot of reading to do to understand the exhibits. Probably not worth it unless your Spanish is...More

Thank berwind
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Saw so much that its hard to imagine that so much History can be in one place. We went on a shore excursion so not sure of the fee to enter due to our package deal, but once inside we were exposed to all types...More

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