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“Very interesting indeed”

Naval Museum of the Caribbean
Ranked #45 of 202 things to do in Cartagena
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

It would have been helpful if I could read Spanish properly as this is quite a treasure trove of both nautical and Spanish history.
It is worth seeing just for the architecture too, a great big old place.

Thank YR R
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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

I say that because I came here last and all the different names, places and dates clicked once i started reviewing the exhibits.

The ground floor is a very detailed review of the history of Cartagena's settlement, growth and physical changes. Detailed models show it with a clarity that maps can't provide. Take your time to review these things because all the other sites in Cartagena reference them, and it will increase your enjoyment and understanding of this marvelous city.

Skip the upstairs unless you ate a serious boat model or gun buff. There's an old diving suit that young kids might like up there, but it's not really an interesting floor.

Thank Hank F
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

The text of the narratives are basically in Spanish. We took a guide who said he spoke English but not easy to follow. It was informative and we learned interesting facts but the scope of the museum is somewhat limited. It only takes 30-45 to see the whole museum so if you have time take a look.

Thank DEBurns
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Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Interesting history of Cartagena and the sea. Extensive collection in spacious halls. Very little is translated, but there are many models you can figure out.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Well, it is said that the place is haunted. Besides the ghosts, which I luckily did not see any, the place tells a very complete story of the history of the place. From indians, pirates, conflicts in spain - england - france, etc.. The second floor shows a collection of the Colombian Navy (that's why the museum is called "Naval"). You can take beautiful pictures in the balconies of the second floor, just like "Uncharted 3", the playstation game.

Thank Marchp
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