The City of Santa Marta, privileged for its location between the sea and the Sierra Nevada, is the oldest existing city in Colombia and the second oldest in South America. Every Samario will proudly say that he lives at the most beautiful Bay of the American continent. Undoubtedly, Santa Marta stands out among the most precious destinations in Colombia for combining the authentic atmosphere of a colonial coastal city with the maximum diversity that nature can offer - and all just around the corner.
Start time: 8:00 o 14:00
Duration: 4 Hours
Our City Tour starts with a visit to La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, a place of historical importance where the Liberator Simón Bolívar died in December 1830. Here you visit the old sugar
mill of Don Joaquín de Mier and see artefacts including the bed where the Liberator died. During a tour through this well–preserved old sugar plantation, you learn all about Simon Bolivar and
the Colombian history. We continue to the center of Santa Marta, where we visit the oldest Cathedral in the country, then stroll through the old, colonial center with its rich history -
pirate attacks, the importance of the port during the banana boom, the Gold Museum Tayrona (closed on Mondays), San Francisco Church, Simón Bolívar Park, the Parque de los Novios, and the
Seaside Promenade of the city with its city beach, monuments and port.
EXTENSION VISIT TO TAGANGA, FISHERMEN VILLAGE In this variant of the tour, before returning to the historic center, we take the small road over the hills to Taganga, where we have a short tour through the small, but historic Fishermen’s Village. We have fresh fruit juice at the boardwalk next to the sea and stop at a viewing point.