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Historically significant cathedral - worth a visit

The Cathedral of Santa Marta is supposedly one of the oldest cathedrals in the Americas and held... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Lowestoft, United Kingdom

It's a simple cathedral in a small town, it is a very nice, as is one of the oldest Spanish... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Muscat, Oman
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Carrera 17 14, Santa Marta 470004, Colombia
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Under reconstructions you can see the classic catholic colonial church. Also you can see the same saints from the caribbean coast from Panama and Colombia

Thank Aurelio A
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The Cathedral of Santa Marta is supposedly one of the oldest cathedrals in the Americas and held the remains of Simon Bolivar until they were relocated. It is easy to reach on foot and it was nice to pop in and admire the building. You...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

It's a simple cathedral in a small town, it is a very nice, as is one of the oldest Spanish colonial settlement in the country, has Spanish style.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

This cathedral is not particularly unique or magnificent and is more simple than some of the grander churches in smaller towns, but it is a very nice, handsome cathedral and is very historic since this is the oldest Spanish colonial settlement in the country. It...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Let’s start a Fund Me campaign to fix this historic building! It needs to be updated ASAP. I want to clarify this is not about expectations but about preserving this building. You can see it needs work all over the place...

Thank EnjoyLife_NickP
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

The Cathedral and surrounding aerea are a most see! Beautiful Cathedral and the surrounding buildings are a mixture of old colonial with new upcoming little bars and restaurants. It’s a nice afternoon walk.

Thank GemFA
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Yet another catedral. Having see at least hundred all over the world this was not that special. Nice surroundings but the day of my visit was in addition too hot for comfort.

Thank Fjodolf1
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Basilica with a heartbreaking story full of tragic events. Has become a survivor temple of numerous attacks of all kinds of enemies; from pirates till the fury of nature. And also deeply mythical: Into the local people lives a strong believe of hope that both:...More

Thank kunsac
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Nothing especially special but it was lovely. Attended church one evening. I love attending a service spoken in Spanish. While taking communion the priest stopped me and and spoke a bit of Spanish to me. I wasn't sure what he said so I asked to...More

Thank MichelleK20127
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Nice plaza and church. Eat & Bingo event on Sunday afternoon. University department on the plaza. A lot of sitting places in the shadow. You can sit and observe the people living around the church. Coffee and candy vendors, poor people and tourists. A nice...More

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Response from Daniel C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, masses are at 7:00, 10:00 a.m., 12:00 m. and 6:00 p.m