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.
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.
Ermite del Cabrero
A small church, Ermita del Cabrero, is also inside the park.
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.
Many of Núñez’s personal items are on display as well as furniture from the period he lived in the house.
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.