Catedral de Santa Marta, Santa Marta

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Catedral de Santa Marta is allegedly one of the oldest religious buildings in the country, completed late in the 18th century. With its impressive wooden doors and whitewashed exterior, the buildings displays a bold colonial-era architectural style. Famed as the original burial place of Simon Bolivar (his remains are now in Caracas), the cathedral offers plenty of historical information about the life and times of the regional military hero. Plan to see Catedral de Santa Marta and other attractions that appeal to you using our Santa Marta trip planner .
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  • Yet another catedral. Having see at least hundred all over the world this was not that special. Nice surroundings but the day of my visit was in addition too hot for comfort.  more »
  • Don't forget to visit the Cathedral, is in the historic centre or a few blocks from the Bay of Santa Marta.
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  • Basilica with a heartbreaking story full of tragic events. Has become a survivor temple of numerous attacks of all kinds of enemies; from pirates till the fury of nature. And also deeply mythical: Int...  more »
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  • Beaty and well conserved place, yo ver un you have to come sr specialty tome, ir is not opening all day
  • Nice cathedral. You have to research to find the rich history. There are many street vendors there to try to sell you... things
  • Beautiful church. There are some lovely stairs and the stained glass windows are pretty.
  • The main church in the city... Simple, big and worth a visit.
  • Nice photo spot .
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