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The Spanish Civil War Museum

C/ Gisbert, 30202 Cartagena, Spain
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Worth the visit

This little museum, situated inside an old air raid shelter, gives an interesting insight into... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
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Interesting but not enough information

Great to see inside the shelter, but a missed opportunity to tell the stories of local people... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Andrea D
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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C/ Gisbert, 30202 Cartagena, Spain
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This little museum, situated inside an old air raid shelter, gives an interesting insight into Cartagena's experience of the Spanish Civil War. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Great to see inside the shelter, but a missed opportunity to tell the stories of local people during this important part of Spanish history. The display in the main gallery on world cinematography didn't added to the experience.

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The museum is a refuge against the bombardments that the city of Cartagena suffered at the hands of the German and Italian airplanes sent by Hitler and Mussolini in support of the coup d'etat initiated by General Franco on July 18, 1936. Up to 5,500...More

1  Thank Nacho D
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were alone at the museum, and it seems that tourists in Cartagena primally goes to the "lookout tower" next to the museum... That's sad, it is a really interesting and deeply touching museum about a part in our history that must not be forgotten....More

Thank Anna J
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We live near by and my friend and I thought we would have a look around . Really good ,interesting and most informative with authentic exhibits .

Thank Diane242015
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I had almost overlooked this gem and I am glad we didn't. A great insight into the problems and perils that befell Cartagena during the Spanish Civil War. You are in the underground shelters hewn into the rock and it shows the hardship they suffered....More

1  Thank Traveller1reading
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Visit bought as a multi visit ticket, well worth it ,all the history of the Country's Civil War lots to see and very well laid out in the caves under the Palace of Concepciun.

1  Thank BobSue3
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My wife and I visited this war refuge (now converted into a museum) about 40 minutes before closing. Nevertheless, we had enough time to appreciate what it has to offer. There are a few galleries with objects, pictures and drawings made by kids depicting the...More

1  Thank El-Pescador007
Reviewed 22 October 2016

If you are interested in history this is a great insight into life at the time. Close to other attractions.

Thank Angela E
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This whole experience has made me keen to get a book on the Spanish Civil war. I do not know much abut it, The resiliance and courage of the people of Cartagena was amazing

1  Thank darnoc2511
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Colin M
What are opening hours?
25 April 2017|
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Response from Nacho D | Reviewed this property |
Hours can be changed, so confirm on internet.