Catedral de Santa Marta, Santa Marta
(3.8/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • On the outside is nice and simple, inwardly not met her because she was just closed. Is close to the waterfront so the really safe when you visit the historical centre
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  • There is something about a whitewashed old church that is comforting. It isn't Florence but the warmth of the old doors is worth a Santa Marta stop. 
  • Quite beautiful - You must attend the Sunday service it truly was a blessing. I will visit this cathedral every time! 
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  • 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.
  • Not worth travelling for specifically. Worth a look if you're there
  • SITE 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.
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  • Interesting to see inside. History!
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