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The Spanish Civil War Museum

C/ Gisbert, 30202 Cartagena, Spain
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World going to but not a lot to see

Very interesting and very sad to think that children and families lived down there during the war... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tyler S
Nice visit but needs more information

Enjoyed my visit to this wonderful museum - it really is in a great space - very atmospheric... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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C/ Gisbert, 30202 Cartagena, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and very sad to think that children and families lived down there during the war. There's not much information or any staff around. So it's a dark cave full of cardboard cut outs.

1  Thank Tyler S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Enjoyed my visit to this wonderful museum - it really is in a great space - very atmospheric. However I was left wanting to know much more about the history of the war. I read every exhibit but left thinking that there was so much...More

1  Thank Ichdien000
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Really interesting exhibition, true stories, interviews an insite to Spanish civil war history. It's worth getting the full tour ticket there is a single ticket option, which means you have to pay again and again as you want to explore other levels - there is...More

Thank SuzieJ111
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I found this museum fascinating. An intriguing insight into a part of history I knew very little about. The information boards were great. I'm not sure how much young children would take in but it's worth seeing.

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank CanberraDiner
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 18 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 18 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

2  Thank Traveller1reading
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Colin M
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