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Santa Marta

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Santa Marta
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Santa Marta

Santa Marta is privileged to have, as its motto "the magic of having it all", its geographical location, its historical importance and its ancient indigenous culture, grant this privilege and the advantage of being a tourist, cultural and historical district of Colombia.

Capital of the department of Magdalena, in 1525 is the first city to be founded in Colombian territory, and one of the first in Latin America, is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the largest coastal mountain in the world, and surrounded by different bays that create beautiful beaches and calm waters.

Santa Marta has a great historical and cultural legacy, its historical center has some of the oldest cathedrals in America, as well as different colonial buildings that are architectural heritage and are now converted into museums and cultural centers, such as the Tayrona Gold Museum and the Anthropological museum. Also in its surroundings there are vestiges and near thirty thousand indigenous of the ethnic groups Kogi, Arhuaco, Kankuamo and Wiwa, self-declared by their culture like the "older brothers".

Near the historic center of the city is La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, a place of great historical importance, not only in the region but in Colombia and the countries that were liberated by Simón Bolívar, this was the place where the Liberator stepped his last days. Today it is a museum that tells much of its history, and the great hacienda has been converted into a botanical garden.

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