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“A nice Cathedral, poke in for some history”

Catedral de Santa Marta
Edmonton
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78 reviews
59 attraction reviews
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“A nice Cathedral, poke in for some history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

A nice church with more history than one would expect. Here you will find the original resting place for Simon Bolivar who died at a farm nearby. His remains were moved to Caracas 12 years after his death and that's where he remains. In the church are a number of monuments to Bolivar as well as the grand alters one would, expect from an old Latin American cathedral. The original church that was on the site during Bolivars time still stands inside with the more grand and typical cathedral more of an add-on to the original chapel sized church.

Visited June 2014
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Colorado
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130 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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“Catedral”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Cathedral was very nice. While it is not as grand as some in South America and else it points towards what was once Santa Marta when the Spainairds arrived.
It is centerally located and certainly worth a visit.
Make sure to not confuse it with the church in Plaza san francisco.

Visited June 2014
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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131 reviews
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“Oldest church cathedral in south america.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

This church is the oldest in south america. Situated I'm the center of santa marta it's a central focal point of the city as well as one of its most famous landmarks. Visit if you are in santa marta.

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Montreal, Canada
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70 reviews
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“the oldes church in Latin America”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

I am not sure if it really is the oldest church in Latin Americ, but people and guides do say so. This church is not so expectacular, but it worths a visit.. just 10 miniutes may be enough

Visited March 2014
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