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Museums of Santa Marta - Museum Santa Marta - Colombia

Santa Marta has a growing number of museums, thanks in part to the Universidad del Magdalena. Whether your interests are history or art, you’ll have some place to escape the heat.

• Museo de Oro Tairona: Collections of Tayrona artifacts and explications of their society (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Temporary location: Banco de la República, Calle 14 1C-37, Parque Simón Bolívar. Entry: Free).

• Museo de Arte: Three galleries of regional and national artists, with special exhibits (Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-noon, 3-7 p.m., Sunday and holidays 3-7 p.m. Carrera 2 16-44, Tel.: 5-438-2048, E-mail: centro.cultural@unimagdalena.edu.co, Web: extension.unimagdalena.edu.co/extension/museos/muarte/Paginas/principal.aspx. Entry: Foreigners $2.75; Colombians: $2.25 adults, $1.15 children).


• Museo Etnográfico de la Universidad del Magdalena (MEUM): A people’s history of Santa Marta and the Sierra Nevada, from the founding of the city to the effects of armed conflicts on the indigenous nations of the mountains (Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Carrera 1, corner of Calle 22. Tel.: 5-431-7513, E-mail: museoetnografico@gmail.com, URL: extension.unimagdalena.edu.co/extension/museos/muetnografico/Paginas/principal.aspx. Entry: Foreigners $2.75; Colombian $2.25 adults, $1.50 children and students).


• Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino: The death place of the Great Libertador, Simón Bolívar (daily 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Entry: $6 adults, $5 students and third-agers, $4.50 children 6-12 years, free children under 6 years).


• Museo Bolivariano de Arte Contemporáneo: Special exhibits of modern Colombian and Latin American art (same hours as Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. Entry is included in that of the Quinta).

Location:
Santa Marta, Colombia

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Archaeology, Anthropology, ethnography, Botanical garden, Science, art, cultural centers, Art museum

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

Free events and exhibits at the cultural centers; the museums in El Rodadero; a visit to Gabriel García Márquez’ hometown Aracataca; a stroll through Bananatown; Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona’s El Pueblito and Playa Brava’s ruins; trek to Ciudad Perdida.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso



Here are other activities in and around Santa Marta that may be of interest: Museo de Oro Tairona, Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, Acuario y Museo del Mar del Rodadero and Museums of El Rodadero.


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