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The Spanish Civil War Museum

C/ Gisbert, 30202 Cartagena, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
+34 968 50 00 93
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What an awe inspiring tribute to Spains past

I have been a few times to this venue - in fact every time I visit the area. It is amazing, a real... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nick T
Thought provoking, interesting, but sad

Really gives you the chance to get a better perspective on what life might have been like for those... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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C/ Gisbert, 30202 Cartagena, Municipality of Cartagena, Spain
+34 968 50 00 93
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been a few times to this venue - in fact every time I visit the area. It is amazing, a real step back in time and a chance to encounter and sample living conditions as they were in the war. It provokes thoughts...More

Thank Nick T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really gives you the chance to get a better perspective on what life might have been like for those civilians who were caught up in the Spanish Civil War. Once again Cartagena has pulled out all the stops in bringing this museum to fruition in...More

Thank LaJarrie
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Keep in mind the real name of this fantastic place is "Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil (Civil War Shelter Museum)." A most unique war museum, its entrance is only accessibly up one floor off the city's iconoclastic round outdoor elevator. Housing one of the...More

Thank charlesthebarles
Reviewed 23 August 2017

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

3  Thank Ichdien000
Reviewed 20 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
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Colin M
24 April 2017|
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Response from Nacho D | Reviewed this property |
Hours can be changed, so confirm on internet.