Aracataca

Street in Aracataca, ColombiaAracataca is a small town in the Caribbean region of Colombia. It’s famous all over the world for being the hometown of the Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez and the photographer Leo Matiz Espinoza.

Aracataca is a nice stop with not so much to do outside walking around and visiting touristic attractions related with Macondo and its magic realism.

Macondo? Aracataca is publicly recognized as the model for the mythical "Macondo", the central village in García Márquez's masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude. Giving the fame that followed the novel, Aracataca is often named Macondo. On June 25, 2006, a referendum to rename the town "Aracataca-Macondo" failed due to a low turnout!

=>Beware, Aracataca is a hot place, very hot!

..........................................................................................................................................
ATTRACTIONS, VISITS AND ACTIVITIES
..........................................................................................................................................

We recommend you to just walk around the village. People are very nice and you will definitely find some surprises like the old train station or the Town Hall, a beautiful construction with a mural about Aracataca in its inner patio.  

La Casa del Telegrafista (Telegraphist House)
Is the ideal place to begin your journey through the magical atmosphere of Aracataca. In this museum, sadly forgotten by the authorities, you can see some of the old furniture and work machines from García Marquez’s Father, who was a telegraphist at the beginning of the last century.

To get there, first visit the Main Plaza. Locate the San José de Aracataca Church and go to the back street.

García Márquez's House Museum, Aracataca

=> The entrance has no cost, but we recommend you to leave a constribution for the people who work there.

La Casa Museo de Gabriel García Márquez (García Márquez’s House Museum)
In here you can go over each of the rooms that surrounded the childhood of Gabriel García Márquez and will get to know the family histories that inspired him. It’s a self guided tour and in each space they have English and Spanish explanations. The entrance is free.

Addres: Cra. 5 No. 6-35
Opened: de martes a domingo, de 8am a 5pm.

...=> Aracataca Travel Guide Part 2: Accommodation, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Nightlife, Getting There

..........................................................................................................................................

Leave your comments

0

Comments

  • No comments found

Search for the Best Hotels in Colombia

Check-in Date

Check-out Date

Off2 Colombia Blog

You are now being logged in using your Facebook credentials