aracatacaAracataca: Population: 34.929
Temperature: 28°C
Altitude: 40 m.a.s.l.

Birthplace of Colombian Nobel Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Gabo to the locals – and inspiration for many of his tales including that of the mythical town of Macondo, Aracataca is an enticing destination for those wishing to get beneath the surface of the legend of Colombia’s most famous author. Aracataca represents an atmosphere so unusual, as if it were magic realism personified. Visit the train station central to Gabo’s memoirs, take a bicitaxi around town and don’t miss the museum in his childhood home, decorated tastefully with quotes from his novels and images of his family. Later, bathe in the Aracataca River, and escape the heat

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