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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TripAdvisor
  • It is a building with beautiful architecture that is worthwhile to appreciate and admire, the square is also cute
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  • Having been the first cathedral not only creoque of Colombia, but of America, it should highlight its importance. Inside looks very empty. However. Its architecture and repeat its history make it worth to go to meet her. Remember every name Church permute 3 requests.
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  • The location around the church is better than the church itself. Lively downtown square in the middle of the historic district. Off both sides of the southern end are pedestrian only streets packed wi...  more »
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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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