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Catedral de Santa Marta, Santa Marta
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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. Use our Santa Marta itinerary builder to visit Catedral de Santa Marta on your trip to Santa Marta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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The oldest Cathedral in Colombia kept the remains of the biggest man in history, the Liberator Simon Bolivar before these were taken to Venezuela. It has a beautiful marble structure and the statue of... read more »
It is interesting to have the chance to travel back in time and get the feeling of how things were when Santa Marta was just a small town by the Caribbean on a beautiful bay. Peaceful and sunny as alw... read more »
Si bien la catedral esta bien conservada, le hace falta encanto a su entorno, lo que le resta vista a la edificacion, creo que con un poco mas de inversion en su entorno le pueden dar un realce a la z... read more »While the Cathedral this well-preserved, need you charm to your environment, what is left view of the building, I think with a little more investment in your environment can give a boost to the area and make it look more Church.show original
Nice enough, it's worth checking out at sunset for best light. There is also food stands nearby that do cheap food at night.
Not worth travelling for specifically. Worth a look if you're there
Raùl Ernesto Montero MorenoSITE of interest tourist the Cathedral of Santa Marta was the first Basilica built in America in the year 1765. Also the history us has that the offal mortal of the Libertador Simon Bolivar, estubieron buried by more than year and half. It is a valuable piece of architecture from the colonial era.show original
Atlas & Axis AlphabioticsInteresting to see inside. History!show original
Pablo GiradoExcellent place!show original
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