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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Museum

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Address: Carrera 5, Aracataca, Colombia
Phone Number:
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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 all began, his house. Located in his hometown Aracataca, this place and its... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Geovanny B
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Santa Marta, Colombia
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Santa Marta, 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.

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Florida Keys, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 is inexpensive and easy by bus, it is about a 90 minute ride. There is... More 

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Villa de Leyva, Colombia
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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 just a replica. I liked his books and wanted to see how he lived but... More 

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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 agency about road conditions (fully paved the entire way) and crime (safe esp along the... More 

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4 Thank katy p
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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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 understood better and could see his short stories from the inside, so to speak. Was... More 

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Downey, California
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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 the feeling of having been there, having traversed into this little magical place. The house,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

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3 Thank D Z
Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 little town.

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