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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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,504 contributions
Yes, I knew there was no signage in English but the collection is modest and a bit uneventful. I had read all about the maritime history (really, an entire book) before we came here so I was expecting way too much. It's a bit of fluff. I don't think a guide would have improved that. However, the indigenous dancers in the hall are delightful but pretty short as they are "entertaining" tour groups.
Written 18 May 2022
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AZTraveller
Tucson, AZ170 contributions
A nice place to walk around and look at the exhibits for an hour. An English speaking guide was not available so we did it on our own. I do not speak Spanish so couldn't read the signs. This museum should not be a high priority if you only have limited time in Cartagena. But it was interesting.
Written 18 January 2022
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Larry T
Milford, DE553 contributions
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 18 March 2020
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HCrowder
Chester, VA820 contributions
Friends
Excellent! Very informative and interesting.

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

Highly recommend.
Written 6 March 2020
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tpietr598858
Paris, France4 contributions
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 26 February 2020
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NCC0830
Amsterdam, The Netherlands24 contributions
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 21 February 2020
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Cam8880
Jensen Beach, FL485 contributions
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 19 February 2020
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SueWolves53
Wolverhampton, UK301 contributions
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 13 February 2020
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afinetraveler
Washington DC, DC780 contributions
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 10 February 2020
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EvanGuthrie
Charleston, SC7,970 contributions
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 29 January 2020
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