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The building which functioned in the Spanish colonial era as the Customs House (Casa de la Aduana) for the port of Santa Marta is today a museum that lets you explore stories of the past and present from this corner of Colombia's magic Caribbean...more
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Located at the side of a pretty square this museum was very interesting. AC inside. The exhibits are in English mostly. There is interesting sections on Santa Marta and it’s history along with explanations about the people and culture along with some interesting old artefacts...More
Free museum full of history of the city. The building is one of the oldest if needed t the oldest in the city. It used to be the old Customs House for the port of Santa Marta. It is well laid out and easy to...More
This museum does a good job with the history of Santa Marta and of Simon Bolivar, the revolutionary fighter who helped win Columbia's independence from Spain. The real highlight is the many historic gold artifacts representing the history and importance of gold in the area....More
We were escorted through the museum in conjunction with a cruise ship tour. It is much too small to take large groups through. I think it would work much better if they allotted a certain amount of time and let visitors go through at their...More
Really enjoyed this gem of a museum. Well laid out, displays are in Spanish and English and covers history of reagion from before Spanish conquistadors to industry. The rich resources and geography of the country are well covered as well. It was very understandable how...More
We took around min to visit the museum for free, and guided. It's a good place for those who are interested in local history, being informed about indigenous life story, with a good sort of century artifacts and exemplars in a renewed/typical building style.