Museo de la Ciudad


Named after Spain’s King Carlos II, the Baluarte de San Carlos houses the Museo de la Ciudad. Its rather pathetic exhibitions include a chained pirate in the dungeon downstairs, alluding to the building’s use as a military prison during the 1700s. Kids will enjoy the collection of pirate dolls from the decades. Beyond that? It looks like it's been well and truly pillaged of any worthwhile contents.

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