Tairona Gold Museum

Tairona Gold Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

A Pearl In The Caribbean-walking tour in English (Tip based)

1. A Pearl In The Caribbean-walking tour in English (Tip based)

The first place we visit on the tour is known as Casa de la Aduana or Tayrona del Oro Museum, the museum allows us to observe different pieces of pre-Hispanic and modern indigenous art. In this wonderful place we will talk about who the Taironas were and why they became extinct. On the other hand, as its name indicates, we will be able to appreciate gold pieces. The second place we visit on the tour is related to the independence of Colombia, its name is Plaza Bolivar, In every place and corner of Colombia there is some place related to the same name "Simon Bolivar", and here we explain a little of everything; pre-Hispanic history, history of independence, architecture, sculptures, etc. It almost feels like traveling back in time! Continuing, we visit the San Francisco square which is a very old place in Santa Marta, here you can appreciate the daily life and the local economy or well known as "rebusque" in the popular Colombian slang. In this place they talk about the pirate attacks related to the catholic religion in the Caribbean. After San Francisco square we head to the Cathedral square, this church is called the mother of all churches in Colombia, it is here where you will learn about the religious customs in Santa Marta and the spooky superstitions of the city. It's also the perfect place to appreciate the Arab, colonial and Renaissance influences - don't forget your camera! If you are a big fan of gastronomy, in this place we make you some recommendations about the typical dishes of the city and the restaurants you should visit in case you want to try them, it is a mix between colors and gastronomy, very interesting. After a delicious meal maybe you want to do a night activity, then you should go to "", here we talk about the nightlife of the city of Santa Marta, it is an ideal place to spend a night of romance or with friends, its name is not original "Parque de los Novios" and we will talk about it there. And finally, the juice place is the perfect place to talk about the typical fruits found in the Colombian Caribbean coast. Here we will give some explanations as a "fruit class" and we will taste one, remember that part of traveling is to try weird things by yourself. At the end you will be able to buy a 100% natural juice if you wish.

Cultural Heritage Tour Santa Marta

2. Cultural Heritage Tour Santa Marta

Let me take you on a fascinating journey through the cobbled streets and hidden treasures of Santa Marta! I want to share with you a one-of-a-kind tour, where history, culture, and mystery intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. Get ready to discover the material and immaterial heritage of this vibrant city. The setup of our story begins in the heart of Santa Marta's historic center, where our expert guides in history, journalism, and anthropology from Colombia will warmly welcome you. They will be your passionate guides, eager to unveil the mysteries and stories that lie behind every alleyway and ancient building. Our tour, called "Santa Marta Revealed: The Legacy of a City," is different from any other because we will immerse ourselves in the cultural richness of the city, exploring both its tangible and intangible heritage. It will be a journey of discovery that takes us through the centuries, allowing us to understand the evolution of Santa Marta. Here is a list of some of the places and topics of interest we will explore on our enchanting and mysterious tour: Bolivar Square: We will start our adventure in this iconic square, where history comes to life. We will uncover the secrets that the monument to Simón Bolívar holds and how this revolutionary leader left his mark on Santa Marta. Santa Marta Cathedral Basilica: We will delve into this majestic church, where colonial architecture blends with significant religious elements. We will decipher the hidden messages in the frescoes and reliefs adorning its walls. The Customs House: We will immerse ourselves in Santa Marta's commercial history in this historic building, once the center of trade in the region. We will uncover the treasures and stories behind the products that passed through its doors. Parque de Los Novios: Here, we will explore the social and cultural life of Santa Marta. We will learn about the love stories and legends that have brought this picturesque place to life. Tayrona Museum: Our journey through time will take us to the museum that houses the rich heritage of the Tayrona culture. We will decipher the secrets and symbols of this ancestral civilization.

Gold Museum & Santa Marta Old City Tour

3. Gold Museum & Santa Marta Old City Tour

In this Santa Marta city tour you’ll experience the magic of the city. Trutly observe its diversity and learn why people say it makes all its visitors feel at home. In this walking tour, you will explore the history and traditions among its streets and houses. For instance, you’ll visit the Tayrona Gold Museum, Parque de los Novios, the Malecón, the Cathedral, and many other places. Of course, this experience includes refreshing traditional juices, and fruit tasting with locals. In a word, we have designed fun experiences for you, and a we make sure you’ll be with a very knowledgeable local guide for a great Santa Marta city tour. The journey starts when you meet our local guide at your hotel. From there you will head to Tayrona Gold Museum, where you will have a quick tour inside it. This is the first place to be built in the city by Spaniards and it is now a cultural site with the aim of rescuing and showing the indigenous ancestral heritage through their metalwork. Walk later to Bolivar Square Park and then to Rodrigo Bastidas’ monument. The first dedicated to the leader of South American independence, and the second honoring the Spanish founder of the city. Keep walking along the bay and get to “El Parque de los Novios” (the Lovers’ Park), the main park of Santa Marta’s downtown that comes alive every night when young samarios meet to dance and have fun. Keep strolling around and discover the main churches, parks, museums and colonial architecture houses as we get to the main Cathedral. Along the tour you will also have a food tasting stop, where there will be a chance to try a typical snack. The day will come to an end when our driver takes you back to your hotel.

Santa Marta: Old Town, Harbour & Highlights Self-guided Tour

4. Santa Marta: Old Town, Harbour & Highlights Self-guided Tour

Get to know Santa Marta in a relaxed way. Start the self-guided tour whenever you like and spend a varied and enjoyable time in this exciting and fascinating city. The tour begins in the charming "Café del Parque" park, which was once called "Parque de Venezuela". From there, the tour continues to the historic town hall and old prison, where you will learn the story of Don Antonio Nariño, a pioneer of Colombian independence. Continue to the Gold Museum and the "Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino", the place where Simón Bolívar, the famous liberator of South America, spent his last days. You will visit the "Parque Bolívar", where you can find handicrafts and souvenirs from various South American countries. On the city beach, you will get a view of the harbour. You will visit the monument to the founding of the city and discover the diverse street art in the city's alleyways. The tour continues to the magnificent "Teatro Santa Marta" and the impressive Catedral de Santa Marta. You will visit the historic "Casa del Correo", which once served as a post office, and the lively "Parque de los Novios", the park of lovers. Throughout the tour, you will receive insider tips on culture and cuisine, nightlife and excursions. Discover for yourself why Santa Marta is known as the "Pearl of the Caribbean". At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what ... but no, we won't tell you yet! It's like being shown Santa Marta by a good friend who knows the city like the back of his hand and has many exciting stories and anecdotes to tell. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Santa Marta! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

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Tairona Gold Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

A Pearl In The Caribbean-walking tour in English (Tip based)

A Pearl In The Caribbean-walking tour in English (Tip based)

The first place we visit on the tour is known as Casa de la Aduana or Tayrona del Oro Museum, the museum allows us to observe different pieces of pre-Hispanic and modern indigenous art. In this wonderful place we will talk about who the Taironas were and why they became extinct. On the other hand, as its name indicates, we will be able to appreciate gold pieces. The second place we visit on the tour is related to the independence of Colombia, its name is Plaza Bolivar, In every place and corner of Colombia there is some place related to the same name "Simon Bolivar", and here we explain a little of everything; pre-Hispanic history, history of independence, architecture, sculptures, etc. It almost feels like traveling back in time! Continuing, we visit the San Francisco square which is a very old place in Santa Marta, here you can appreciate the daily life and the local economy or well known as "rebusque" in the popular Colombian slang. In this place they talk about the pirate attacks related to the catholic religion in the Caribbean. After San Francisco square we head to the Cathedral square, this church is called the mother of all churches in Colombia, it is here where you will learn about the religious customs in Santa Marta and the spooky superstitions of the city. It's also the perfect place to appreciate the Arab, colonial and Renaissance influences - don't forget your camera! If you are a big fan of gastronomy, in this place we make you some recommendations about the typical dishes of the city and the restaurants you should visit in case you want to try them, it is a mix between colors and gastronomy, very interesting. After a delicious meal maybe you want to do a night activity, then you should go to "", here we talk about the nightlife of the city of Santa Marta, it is an ideal place to spend a night of romance or with friends, its name is not original "Parque de los Novios" and we will talk about it there. And finally, the juice place is the perfect place to talk about the typical fruits found in the Colombian Caribbean coast. Here we will give some explanations as a "fruit class" and we will taste one, remember that part of traveling is to try weird things by yourself. At the end you will be able to buy a 100% natural juice if you wish.

Cultural Heritage Tour Santa Marta

Cultural Heritage Tour Santa Marta

Let me take you on a fascinating journey through the cobbled streets and hidden treasures of Santa Marta! I want to share with you a one-of-a-kind tour, where history, culture, and mystery intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. Get ready to discover the material and immaterial heritage of this vibrant city. The setup of our story begins in the heart of Santa Marta's historic center, where our expert guides in history, journalism, and anthropology from Colombia will warmly welcome you. They will be your passionate guides, eager to unveil the mysteries and stories that lie behind every alleyway and ancient building. Our tour, called "Santa Marta Revealed: The Legacy of a City," is different from any other because we will immerse ourselves in the cultural richness of the city, exploring both its tangible and intangible heritage. It will be a journey of discovery that takes us through the centuries, allowing us to understand the evolution of Santa Marta. Here is a list of some of the places and topics of interest we will explore on our enchanting and mysterious tour: Bolivar Square: We will start our adventure in this iconic square, where history comes to life. We will uncover the secrets that the monument to Simón Bolívar holds and how this revolutionary leader left his mark on Santa Marta. Santa Marta Cathedral Basilica: We will delve into this majestic church, where colonial architecture blends with significant religious elements. We will decipher the hidden messages in the frescoes and reliefs adorning its walls. The Customs House: We will immerse ourselves in Santa Marta's commercial history in this historic building, once the center of trade in the region. We will uncover the treasures and stories behind the products that passed through its doors. Parque de Los Novios: Here, we will explore the social and cultural life of Santa Marta. We will learn about the love stories and legends that have brought this picturesque place to life. Tayrona Museum: Our journey through time will take us to the museum that houses the rich heritage of the Tayrona culture. We will decipher the secrets and symbols of this ancestral civilization.

Gold Museum & Santa Marta Old City Tour

Gold Museum & Santa Marta Old City Tour

In this Santa Marta city tour you’ll experience the magic of the city. Trutly observe its diversity and learn why people say it makes all its visitors feel at home. In this walking tour, you will explore the history and traditions among its streets and houses. For instance, you’ll visit the Tayrona Gold Museum, Parque de los Novios, the Malecón, the Cathedral, and many other places. Of course, this experience includes refreshing traditional juices, and fruit tasting with locals. In a word, we have designed fun experiences for you, and a we make sure you’ll be with a very knowledgeable local guide for a great Santa Marta city tour. The journey starts when you meet our local guide at your hotel. From there you will head to Tayrona Gold Museum, where you will have a quick tour inside it. This is the first place to be built in the city by Spaniards and it is now a cultural site with the aim of rescuing and showing the indigenous ancestral heritage through their metalwork. Walk later to Bolivar Square Park and then to Rodrigo Bastidas’ monument. The first dedicated to the leader of South American independence, and the second honoring the Spanish founder of the city. Keep walking along the bay and get to “El Parque de los Novios” (the Lovers’ Park), the main park of Santa Marta’s downtown that comes alive every night when young samarios meet to dance and have fun. Keep strolling around and discover the main churches, parks, museums and colonial architecture houses as we get to the main Cathedral. Along the tour you will also have a food tasting stop, where there will be a chance to try a typical snack. The day will come to an end when our driver takes you back to your hotel.

Santa Marta: Old Town, Harbour & Highlights Self-guided Tour

Santa Marta: Old Town, Harbour & Highlights Self-guided Tour

Get to know Santa Marta in a relaxed way. Start the self-guided tour whenever you like and spend a varied and enjoyable time in this exciting and fascinating city. The tour begins in the charming "Café del Parque" park, which was once called "Parque de Venezuela". From there, the tour continues to the historic town hall and old prison, where you will learn the story of Don Antonio Nariño, a pioneer of Colombian independence. Continue to the Gold Museum and the "Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino", the place where Simón Bolívar, the famous liberator of South America, spent his last days. You will visit the "Parque Bolívar", where you can find handicrafts and souvenirs from various South American countries. On the city beach, you will get a view of the harbour. You will visit the monument to the founding of the city and discover the diverse street art in the city's alleyways. The tour continues to the magnificent "Teatro Santa Marta" and the impressive Catedral de Santa Marta. You will visit the historic "Casa del Correo", which once served as a post office, and the lively "Parque de los Novios", the park of lovers. Throughout the tour, you will receive insider tips on culture and cuisine, nightlife and excursions. Discover for yourself why Santa Marta is known as the "Pearl of the Caribbean". At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what ... but no, we won't tell you yet! It's like being shown Santa Marta by a good friend who knows the city like the back of his hand and has many exciting stories and anecdotes to tell. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Santa Marta! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

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