Cartagena: Parque del Cabrero

To the northeast of the walled city of Cartagena sits Parque del Cabrero. Because this small city park is usually not visited by tourists, I decided to wander over and check it out.

Parque del Cabrero in Cartagena, Colombia

Parque del Cabrero

Monuments

The park isn’t beautiful at all, but there are a couple of monuments within the boundaries. One of them pays homage to the Colombian constitution and its authors. Another is of Rafael Núñez, whose house is across the street from the park.

Monument to the constitution in Parque del Cabrero in Cartagena, Colombia

Monument to the constitution

Monument to the constitution in Parque del Cabrero in Cartagena, Colombia

Monument to the constitution

Monument to the constitution in Parque del Cabrero in Cartagena, Colombia

Busts of authors of the constitution

Rafael Núñez monument in Parque del Cabrero in Cartagena, Colombia

Rafael Núñez monument

 

Ermite del Cabrero

A small church, Ermita del Cabrero, is also inside the park.

Ermita del Cabrero in Parque del Cabrero in Cartagena, Colombia

Ermita del Cabrero

 

Casa Museo Rafael Núñez

Casa Museo Rafael Núñez tells the life story of the Rafael Núñez (1825-1894). He was a journalist and politician who spent several years as president of Colombia and was one of the authors of the constitution. He also wrote the words to Colombia’s national anthem.

Casa Museo Rafael Núñez in Cartagena, Colombia

Casa Museo Rafael Núñez

Casa Museo Rafael Núñez in Cartagena, Colombia

Casa Museo Rafael Núñez

Many of Núñez’s personal items are on display as well as furniture from the period he lived in the house.

Casa Museo Rafael Núñez in Cartagena, Colombia

Casa Museo Rafael Núñez

Casa Museo Rafael Núñez in Cartagena, Colombia

Casa Museo Rafael Núñez

Admission to the museum is free and everything is in Spanish. You really have to be a lover of Colombian history to want to visit. The architecture is more interesting than anything else.

 

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