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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum

Cra 5 # 6-35, Aracataca, Colombia
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Gabo's Macondo

If you loved and read the novels and stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, this is the place where it... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Geovanny B
Santa Marta, Colombia
Great if you have read 100 Years of Solitude, or are a Garcia Marquez fan

The Museum is Garcia Marquez' Grandparents' house (actually a replica, the original burnt down... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
Florida Keys, Florida
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Cra 5 # 6-35, Aracataca, Colombia
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

If you loved and read the novels and stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, this is the place where it all began, his house. Located in his hometown Aracataca, this place and its surroundings will make you feel in one of his stories.

Thank Geovanny B
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The Museum is Garcia Marquez' Grandparents' house (actually a replica, the original burnt down). He lived there as a small child. It is the model for the Buendias' house in the book. Fascinating if you have read the book. Getting to Aracataca from Santa Marta...More

1  Thank tjtarrega
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I wanted to see it because we were driving to Santa Marta and had the chance to stop there. I could have missed it though...Is all built like it was when Gabo lived there but the furniture was bought on antique shops, and it was...More

Thank Milclau
Reviewed 4 December 2015

I was in Cartagena for a short stay, but I wanted to do something unique. I go out on road trips during my travels when the conditions allow and is safe (I've driven Romania, Jordan, Australia, etc). I checked several times with the rental car...More

4  Thank katy p
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Something about this museum is very compelling and beautiful even though it is somewhat quaint. It's worth a short bus ride to Aracataca from a neighboring city to spend an hour or so here.

1  Thank k1234567891011
Reviewed 28 January 2015

I was never inside the house, only in the city, wanted to see, to feel the atmosphere of the town where Gabriel Garcia Marquez was living. Wanted to imagine me his thoughts, feelings, ways of living and writing. This pause in Aracataca made that I...More

4  Thank Khamlia
Reviewed 11 August 2014

My wife and I recently visited Aracataca and found it to be a surreal experience. The whole town appears to be suspended in time as if contained in a bubble, especially because of the late July heat. having read most of Gabo's works, lends to...More

4  Thank 1055francisco
Reviewed 10 August 2014

If you are a Gabriel Garcia Marquez fan, you will find that Aracataca and this house still keep that magic realism.

3  Thank D Z
Reviewed 2 October 2013

very well kept building with properly chosen texts from Gabo´s writings,and nice gardens, but miniature rooms make the renovated house look a fake. A large family like Gabo´s could not fit in it. Nonetheless, it is a must when in Aracatata.

3  Thank Enrique T
Reviewed 18 January 2013

If you enjoy the novels of Gabriel Garcia Marquez you MUST go here! It is a step into the past with statues of characters from cien anos de soledad and information about Gabo's childhood. Very interesting and easily one of the top stops in this...More

2  Thank cnynjnky
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