We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Museo de Arte Moderno

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Plaza San Pedro Claver Calle 30 No. 4-08, Cartagena, Colombia
Website
Today
09:00 - 19:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Book In Advance
More Info
US$69.00*
and up
Cartagena Treasure Hunt Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 194 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Hidden Gem - a must-see for art lovers

We only discovered this (somehow) on our 3rd visit to Cartagena. I wish we'd found it earlier. This is a small museum but perfectly formed. It contains works by South American... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
RobAndAlex
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 73: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We only discovered this (somehow) on our 3rd visit to Cartagena. I wish we'd found it earlier. This is a small museum but perfectly formed. It contains works by South American artists - primarily Colombian. It covers periods from the 50s up until today, with dedicated rooms for artists such as Alejandro Obregón and Enrique Grau. Our big concern is... More 

Helpful?
Thank RobAndAlex
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
371 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum has a good and interesting collection of exhibits which are worth a visit. It's not very big and will only take around an hour to look around. Entry is 8,000 COP each so it's not expensive. If you're in the Walled City and have an hour or so it's a good option.

Helpful?
Thank Alek C
Montrose, Colorado
Level Contributor
48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The front desk doesn't speak english at all. It is super cheap so just pay it and support the locals. The art was really interesting to me because of the dates they were painted and how they must have been influenced by the European Dada and cubist scene. One painting reminded me of a Miro. I also felt they were... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Scoutwonderworld
Bogota, Colombia
Level Contributor
265 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i feel like some of the exhibits were separated in odd ways-like some very nice pencil nudes weren't together in the same space but, given the shared theme of naked, you'd think they'd be grouped. maybe i don't know what i'm talking about but that was my sense as a viewer of the art. i liked it that they had... More 

Helpful?
Thank namchegompa
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Perfect place to relax and take in some Colombian culture and modern art from Colombian and South American Artists. However if you don't appreciate modern art, then a modern art museum may not be for you. However if you enjoy the unusual and enjoy the creativity that is expressed from the artists souls, then stop by as the entrance is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Noelle L
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Museum was kind of sad. There was some interesting art but the museum is not temperature controlled so it was sweltering hot. The art itself seems to be suffering from the heat coupled with lack of conservation.

Helpful?
Thank Melissa B
Encinitas, California
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This isn't the biggest modern art museum you've ever been to, but I liked the idea of supporting the city to possibly expand it's eclectic collection. Worth a 20 minute stroll.

Helpful?
Thank Emily H
San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
153 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The building itself - a former customs storage facility - is charmingly well suited to display pieces of art, open, spacious, very well done!

Helpful?
1 Thank HajoL
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The front desk wasn't very helpful and spoke very little english but the museum was very interesting to go through. it's greatly made out of dada, constructivism and 60's social realism, leaving few space for the more contemporary vibe I'm sure there has been from the 90's or 00's but still its very worth visiting while in the city.

Helpful?
Thank amadeusvonlauffen
Sydney Australia
Level Contributor
123 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Give this one a miss. The 'collection' is woeful, the staff is bored, it is stifling hot and there is no English anywhere.

Helpful?
Thank travelingaussie0

Travellers who viewed Museo de Arte Moderno also viewed

Cartagena, Cartagena District
Cartagena, Cartagena District
 
Cartagena, Cartagena District
 

Been to Museo de Arte Moderno? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Museo de Arte Moderno staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?