Catedral de Santa Marta, Santa Marta

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Church · Tourist Spot
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. Plan to see Catedral de Santa Marta and other attractions that appeal to you using our Santa Marta trip planner.
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  • We stopped as part of our Guru walking tour. It was a lovely church, in a lovely square. There is a donation box so any donations appreciated.  more »
  • Nice church. In front altar tomb for Simon Bolivar. Nice little square around with some sales people around. A simple no thank you works fine  more »
  • A very beautiful piece of colonial architecture, both outside and inside. I was amazed at the elegance. Maintenance is ok. Ventilation inside the church is good. Statutes are magical. Historically very important in not just Colombian, but also in Latin American, as the city is one of the oldest. If you are in Santa Marta, this is a must visit place.
  • Beautiful church! We were there during the celebration of Santa Marta foundation day, and there were many people at the Catedral. We didn't get a chance to get inside the church and look for the town's founder ashes, which said to be just to the left at the entrance.
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