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Aracataca is a municipality in the department of Magdalena located 88 km from Santa Marta and approximately 150 km from Cartagena. This municipality is the birthplace of Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez and photographer and cartoonist Leo Matiz.
When “Gabo” and his mother went to Aracataca to sell the family’s house, they saw a farm with the name of Macondo, name Gabo decided to give the imaginary town of his masterpiece “One Hundred Years of Solitude”. Macondo is a town in Angola (Africa), meaning “banana” in the Bantu language, besides being associated as a tree similar to the Ceiba.
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Get to know the murals with depictions of the life of illustrious characters of Macondo and Aracataca.
On the last century, this place has been a social club as well as the location where women came to look for a partner.
Puente de los Varaos
Where the unemployed gathered and the managers of the banana company used go to hire staff.
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