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Casa Museo Rafael Núñez - Historical Building Cartagena - Colombia

Casa Museo Rafael Núñez was the home of former Colombian President Rafael Núñez. This native-born cartagenero was the country’s only four-time ruler and served his last two terms in this port city. Núñez was much more than a mere governor: He wrote the 1886 Constitution (which was in effect until 1991) and the national anthem’s lyrics. The Caribbean-Antillan-styled house, where he and his mistress (later, his second wife) lived, is brilliant proof of breezy pre-air conditioned houses. It has an unusual octagonal dining porch. The museum displays the home’s original furnishings and Núñez’ personal items.


Calle Real de El Cabrero 41-89

Barrio El Cabrero

Cartagena, Colombia

Historical Building Types:
19th century architecture, Site of historic significance

Getting There

The Casa Museo is located just one block east of the Museo de las Fortificacions and las Murallas, and across from Parque Apolo.

Travel Tips:

Open Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Monday.

Explanatory signs are in Spanish. Tours (in Spanish) are available; tip the guide. Núñez and his wife are interred in the Hermit de el Cabrero church across the street.

Price Description:

Adults $0.60, students with card $0.40, children $0.30

Relative price: Budget

Days Closed:Closed Monday.

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

There are numerous other museums in Cartagena. Playa Marbella (which is just two blocks away) and other beaches.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 664-9440

Here are other activities in and around Cartagena that may be of interest: Palacio de la Inquisición, Casa de Gabriel García Márquez, Templo de Santo Domingo, Iglesia de San Pedro Claver, La Catedral and Las Bóvedas.

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