Casa Museo Rafael Nunez
Casa Museo Rafael Nunez
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9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
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This is the house where Rafael Nunez lived and died, a most illustrious Cartagenero who sat as president of Colombia at four different ocassions. Inside this house, fundamental ideas were born that later would create one of Colombia's biggest political reforms in the 19th Century: The Constitution of 1886. This was colombia's guideline document until 1991, year in which the current Carta Magna was signed.
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Michael S
Ruther Glen, VA48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is the home of Colombia's version of Thomas Jefferson, he had a fascinating life and well worth learning about. The home is well-preserved and airy, within walking distance of the old city. There are interesting displays with explanations almost all in Spanish. A few in the end were in English and Spanish.
Written January 30, 2020
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NeilFC
Fallbrook, CA25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a pretty little house and a nice museum. You can see the whole thing in maybe a half hour. The best thing is the price. It's free! Also, check out the little church across the street where Rafael Nunez is buried.
Written March 5, 2020
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,984 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Just a few minutes walk from the walled city, this is a nicely preserved (and free to enter) presidential house from the 19th century. It showcases the life and times of Rafael Nunez, an important president of Colombia. Since our Spanish was very basic, we could not understand many of the written explanations. We still were able to get a sense of the period.
Written February 17, 2019
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2CrazyBirds
Winterville, NC22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
For anyone interested in architecture, history, culture, this historic house is worth a visit. And free. However, donations are sort of expected and appreciated. I was met at the entrance by a young Colombian man who spoke fluent English. He said he was doing an internship at the house. He was friendly, knowledgeable, well spoken, and obviously educated. He talked about the history of both Nunez, and his wife Soledad Ramon and her family. The house was originally built by Ramon’s father, a chemist who immigrated to Colombia from Spain.
I recommend a visit. And also using a taxi to get there; otherwise you have to walk on the sidewalk along a heavily trafficked avenue.
Written June 9, 2018
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Pavetti
Colorado Springs, CO109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
This is a free attraction. There was a guide who spoke English that toured is through. 30 minute stop. Add 10 to see the church and gardens.
Written March 27, 2019
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Edwige A
Miami, FL15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
The tour guide was great and it was a great learning experience and a beautiful house. The house is very well preserved and there is opportunity for amazing pictures.
Written July 5, 2016
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BMCinAZ
Scottsdale, AZ204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
Casa Rafael Nuñez had been on my Cartagena bucket list for two years, got to tick it off today!
We had arranged for a your with Amaury, an amazing tour guide offering tours in both Spanish and English! Ask for him, it will be well worth it!!
We toured the living quarters of 4 term president Rafael Nuñez and his second wife Soledad Ramon, learning about his love of music (there's a piano in the house), Greek mythology (the park across the house is called "parque Apolo"), poetry (he's the author of Colombia's National Anthem) and saw this desk, from which he governed the country, he's to this day the only president based in Cartagena for a portion of his presidency. The house is well maintained, despite having been a hotel and market place prior to having been renovated and turned into a museum.
Just as important as Rafael Nuñez was to today's Colombia, a visit to this Museum should be on the top of your list!
Written May 13, 2016
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Diane M
Atlanta, GA18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
This is not worth your time or money. When we arrived we were not allowed to go upstairs because people were already there. We found out later that the floors were very weak and in need of repair. There is not much to see and the furnishing are sparse.
Written March 9, 2016
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Viaggiatore-Val
Roma, Australia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
Rafael Nunez's home is small but it has been well preserved and gives us a glimpse into the living conditions of Mr. Nunez (president).Tour of the house is provided by local students and you decide about the fee, since you pay whatever you want to. Our guide did not speak English but was very patient and skilled.
Written October 17, 2015
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Aidan80
Galway, Ireland421 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
A really nice historic home but that's it. Appeared to be no one working their. Nothing in English. I appreciate this is a spanish speaking country but you couldn't buy or get a booklet or anything to provide information. This place really could be an awful lot better.
Written September 8, 2015
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