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. 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 cathedral was open when we were there. You can see where Simon Bolivar was buried temporarily before he was re buried in Venezuela. There are plaques to commemorate the events  more »
  • City's original Cathedral, holding the ashes of the town's founder, Rodrigo de Bastidas. Inside, you will find peace, tranquility, and historical statutes, and some art. As white as it is outside, it'...  more »
  • Built in 1766 it is the oldest church in Colombia and worth a visit. Don't expect the cathedrals of Europe. But it is rich in history for the people of Colombia. It held the remains of Simon Bolivar ,...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Nice enough, it's worth checking out at sunset for best light. There is also food stands nearby that do cheap food at night.
  • Beautiful colonial style church in the centre of Santa Marta.
  • Not worth travelling for specifically. Worth a look if you're there