Museo Naval Del Caribe

Museo Naval Del Caribe, Cartagena

Museo Naval Del Caribe
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Larry T
Milford, DE554 contributions
Did Not Find This Museum Interesting
Mar 2020
The Naval Museum was a stop on our Princess excursion of Cartagena. Before going into the museum we were taken to an area where several native dances were performed. The museum itself is one very large room. There are models and exhibits but nearly everything is in Spanish. If you don't know Spanish you won't get much on your own. Our tour guide did explain some things for us. Overall I was not impressed with the museum or the way it was laid out. It may be of interest to someone who is really into naval history.
Written March 18, 2020
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HCrowder
Chester, VA821 contributions
Cruise Excursion of Old Town & Fort
Jan 2020 • Friends
Excellent! Very informative and interesting.

Before visiting the naval museum there was a dance troupe performing native dances, very entertaining.

Highly recommend.
Written March 6, 2020
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tpietr598858
Paris, France4 contributions
Naval Museum which deletes the last 25 years of Columbia's history
Feb 2020
Everything is in Spanish need to pay $7 US in their pesos to get a semi-English speaking guide. Could only understand 30% of what she said.
The worst part is nothing at all on the Pablo Escobar years of international cocaine trafficking which is well known yet nothing mentioned about the navies attempts over the years to stop this trafficking. Also nothing on the guerrilla wars against FNAC over the last 3 decades up until their peace deal 4 years ago. The navy was very involved with patrolling the many rivers in Columbia during this upraising and had armed battles with the guerrilla's.. Not 1 mention of either of these which is weird and censorship by the Govt. of their history.
Written February 26, 2020
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NCC0830
Amsterdam, The Netherlands25 contributions
Take the English speaking tour if that's your Language
Feb 2020
All the signs are in Spanish, so unless you read Spanish, the tour in English is worth the money. The history is really interesting and complicated and the museum, with the guide, provide a good background.
Written February 21, 2020
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Cam8880
Jensen Beach, FL479 contributions
Mixed Review, but eventually Loved It!
Feb 2020
We stopped here trying to find the entrance to the beautiful Cathedral which apparently only opens a 6 pm for mass. We like museums so decided on Plan B. The ticket agent was nice enough to tell us upfront that all the exhibits are in Spanish...no English! Thinking that it wouldn't made much sense to see anything with our limited Espanol we were backing out of going when we were told we could hire a guide. Miguel was a fabulous history teacher and cheap besides! He spirited us thru the tired display cases with stories of privateer pirates and invading nations. Who would have ever thought that George Washington's oldest brother Lawrence was involved in Cartagena politics? The City has much history to claim and we learned about battles from both the sea and cholera. The former school that stands also near the premises was turned into a hospital during sieges. The courtyard remains a cemetery for souls departed along with a display naval anchors. Upstairs in the museum houses more modern naval craft. They are also in the process of building a to-scale galleon vessel. The displays are not much in this hands on techie world, but we had the most interesting hour learning history with Miguel!!!! There is also some fine bronze sculptures by Enrique Grau in the courtyard that will put a smile on your face!
Written February 19, 2020
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SueWolves53
Wolverhampton, UK285 contributions
Guide needed
Jan 2020
This is an interesting building but you need an English speaking guide as the exhibits only have information in Spanish.
Lovely to see the folklore dancing and music.
Written February 13, 2020
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afinetraveler
Washington DC, DC698 contributions
in need of updating
Feb 2020 • Couples
This museum is not as bad as others in the city, but it’s still in need of updating. In the 21st century, people want all of their senses stimulated when they visit a museum. Unfortunately this museum does not do that. I imagine this museum was quite nice when it opened, but times have changed and the museum has not.
Written February 10, 2020
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EvanGuthrie
Charleston, SC7,089 contributions
Museo Naval Del Caribe
Dec 2019 • Couples
Museo Naval Del Caribe is a cool museum in a historical building that offers a lot of cool exhibits. I like learning about the history and culture here. The pirate exhibits were my favorite part as you can get educated on the different historical pirates. I enjoyed this museum and the memorable experience it offered.
Written January 29, 2020
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Louis P
4 contributions
Small and boring
Jan 2020 • Solo
The museum is small and boring. Although the building itself is nice, they have absolutely no interesting items. The only thing you will see is large panels in Spanish explaining disorderly 3 centuries of naval history.
The upper part of the museum is mainly dedicated to modern marine but again with no items except a few uniforms from the 2000s.
Written January 29, 2020
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midwaytoheaven
Midway, UT2,981 contributions
Cool Old City Wall Location to Visit Even From Outside
Jan 2020
The building is uniquely located on a base of rock blocks. It is located in one corner of the Old City Wall with interesting rounded top walls and large gun bunker turret at the corner.

BOTTOM LINE: Time did not permit us to visit inside the museum but outside provided us with some cool photo spots. In front of the museum entry is a statue of Admiral Jose Padilla who was a decorated Colombian Navel hero. Loved seeing the city wall at this site which is different with other sections. The location is very near the sea. Good photo stop. MY RATING: 8/10.
Written January 16, 2020
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