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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  • the Cathedral of santa marta is a very ancient Church of the city, in a very nice place and is ideal to visit family, with friends or alone is very nice and old
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  • The Church is beautiful, but its surroundings are full of garbage, hike can be done but they should also seek to make the place look clean, find stalls of handicrafts and souvenir
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  • Very cute, well preserved, shame that their surroundings are in bad state, I cannot believe that the center of Santa Marta is abandoned, so full of trash... Hopefully not leave to finish this important destination Colombian tourist
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  • 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.
  • One of the oldest churches in South America, enjoy the Palm Sunday mass!
  • I love this place, it is a beautiful square where you can see the cathedral and white old houses, with a lot of history. Do not miss when you visit Santa Marta downtown.

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Where to stay in Santa Marta

No matter where you stay in Santa Marta's historical center, you'll never be more than a few minutes' walk from the beach. The old town offers countless accommodations, ranging from energetic youth hostels to cozy, family-run inns. Look to the seafront just outside of the historical center for luxury hotels and beach resorts. For a quieter experience, stay in the nearby beach town of Taganga, just north of Santa Marta.
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