Historical Military Museum

Cartagena, Spain

Museo Histórico Militar de Cartagena is a military museum dedicated to Spanish Army History. Originally rectangular in shape, it had an area of 17,302 m2, formed by four pavilions and a central one that divided it into two bodies with its two courtyards. The Patio of Weapons or Ironworks is the one that is totally conserved.

The first body of the current building is used by the Municipal Archive of Cartagena, the rest is the Museum. Designed by the architect Mateo Vodopich and built between 1777 and 1786.



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Founded: 1997
Category: Museums in Spain

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Beautiful experience with the culture..
Colin Corbett (8 months ago)
Loved the place couldn't believe it was free entry with donation of your choice, the exhibits were excellent. Would recommend to everybody.
John Cross (9 months ago)
Great part of as Spain's history
Vanda Vieira Vicente (11 months ago)
Great history inside! Recommend
susan hall (11 months ago)
Lovely interesting experience. Air conditioned. Free entry. Worth a visit
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