GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Santa Marta is a city on the Caribbean Sea, in the northern Colombian department of Magdalena. A busy port, it was also the first Spanish settlement in Colombia. It is the gateway for trips into the Tayrona National Natural Park, and for multiday guided treks to the Lost City (Teyuna) archaeological site in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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CAMELLON (WATERFRONT)

Paseo El Camellón (also known as the Paseo de Bastidas), runs between the city's old port and the new marina. The palm tree–lined walk has several plazas where you can stop and take in the view. Sculptures along the promenade depict the indigenous people of the region, providing a link to the area's history.

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CATEDRAL DE SANTA MARTA

The Cathedral Basilica of Santa Marta is a Catholic church with a bell tower & an interior lined with religious paintings & statues.

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MUSEO DEL ORO TAIRONA

Tairona Gold Museum (Casa de la Aduana) is a restored colonial house museum storing gold relics and artefacts.

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TAYRONA PARK

The Tayrona National Park, in northern Colombia, is a large (30 square kilometres) protected area covering the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta as they meet the Caribbean coast. It is known for its palm-shaded coves, coastal lagoons, rainforest and rich biodiversity. At its heart, the Pueblito ruins are an archaeological site accessed via forest trails, with terraces and structures built by the Tayrona civilization.

CAMELLON (WATERFRONT)

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Colombia-(2015-January-February)---Santa-Marta---city-center---Camellon-(waterfront)---3499 COVER

Paseo El Camellón (also known as the Paseo de Bastidas), runs between the city's old port and the new marina. The palm tree–lined walk has several plazas where you can stop and take in the view. Sculptures along the promenade depict the indigenous people of the region, providing a link to the area's history.

CATEDRAL DE SANTA MARTA

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Colombia-(2015-January-February)---Santa-Marta---city-center---Catedral-de-Santa-Marta---4655 COVER

The Cathedral Basilica of Santa Marta is a Catholic church with a bell tower & an interior lined with religious paintings & statues.

MUSEO DEL ORO TAIRONA

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Colombia-(2015-January-February)---Santa-Marta---city-center---Museo-del-oro-Tairona---5121 COVER

Tairona Gold Museum (Casa de la Aduana) is a restored colonial house museum storing gold relics and artefacts.

TAYRONA PARK

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Colombia-(2015-January-February)---Santa-Marta---Tayrona-park---Beaches---5565 COVER

The Tayrona National Park, in northern Colombia, is a large (30 square kilometres) protected area covering the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta as they meet the Caribbean coast. It is known for its palm-shaded coves, coastal lagoons, rainforest and rich biodiversity. At its heart, the Pueblito ruins are an archaeological site accessed via forest trails, with terraces and structures built by the Tayrona civilization.

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