Casa De Gabriel Garcia MarquezCurrently Closed
- Address: Cra. 4, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +57-56600974
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:15 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids
The colonial era La Merced cloister has been put to various uses through history. Constructed in 1625, it has been used in turn as a barracks, prison, court, and is now under the management of the University of Cartagena. Garcia’s original home was Cartagena, his most popular book, ‘Love in the time of Cholera’, was set in this city. So, it was only fitting that a portion of his ashes were brought here. In the center of the arcaded courtyard you’ll see a bust of ‘Gabo’, as the author was popularly known. Beneath that bust are the author’s ashes. And those who have read Gabo’s books will find a special meaning in the yellow butterflies fluttering about. For many readers, this is a site of pilgrimage.
Casa De Gabriel Garcia Marquez Travel Tips
- Opening hours provided here were taken from a secondary source and might not be reliable.
How to Reach Casa De Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Drive to here from outside of Old Town.
- Walk or cycle to here from inside Old Town.
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Casa De Gabriel Garcia Marquez Reviews & Ratings
If you like history an enjoy the hot weather, then come on down. Just be sure you are not alone. This is a super relaxing area, zero stress.
Beautiful house but I am not sure if it was for real Gabo's house.
Was told El Gabo once lived there... not sure... took a picture none the less
Beautiful house inside the walled city
Really just a mural.