Catedral de Santa Marta, Santa Marta

(3.8/5 based on 460+ 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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  • A place full of history, beautiful architecture. The remains of the Liberator rested on them until his transfer to Caracas.
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  • Good to visit, simple and full of history. The square and streets that are around the Cathedral good glimpses of colonial history. They left again a few bell s façade to discover by strolling around, because the rest is quite dilapidated. This places is not essential.
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  • This church is the oldest in South America, is located in the historic center of Santa Marta and is a place that you must visit when you are in this city.
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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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