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  Santa Marta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Santa Marta (named for the Biblical Martha) was the first city to be founded in Colombia and second in South America after Cumaná (1521) in Venezuela.
Set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, this city is one of great contrast.
In recent years, Santa Marta has attracted large numbers of people displaced by the paramilitary groups operating throughout the interior of the country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Santa_Marta   (194 words)

 Santa Marta
Santa Marta, the second town founded by the Spaniards in America, was established by Rodrigo de Bastidas 29 July, 1525; it was sacked in 1543 and again in 1555; while Sir Francis Drake reduced it to ashes in 1596.
The town is situated at the mouth of the Río Manzaneres, on the Gulf of Santa Marta, 46 miles north-east of Barranquilla, and contains about 6000 inhabitants, an episcopal palace, public college, and conciliar seminary.
A diocesan synod was held at Santa Marta in 1881.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/s/santa_marta.html   (227 words)

Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and fronting one of the most beautiful bays on the Caribbean coast this city enjoys a priviledged climate thanks to the gentle breezes from the mountains.
Santa Marta, founded by Rodrigo de Bastidas in 1525, is the oldest city in Colombia.
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a massif independent from the Andean chain, which rises up from sea level to over 19,000 feet, is a unique ecological system and is the habitat of the Kogi, Arhuaco and Arsario Indian communitites.
home1.gte.net /gomezedg/santa_marta.htm   (842 words)

 Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Mud and stone dwellings of the Kogi Indians, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia.
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Sierra+Nevada+de+Santa+Marta   (237 words)

 Santa Marta on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
An FMLN guerilla enteres Santa Marta, a village of repatriated refugees
Sixtus IV, the cardinals are quartered in a purpose-built Santa Marta residence, built in the mid-1990s.
An FMLN guerilla enteres Santa Marta, a village of repatriated refugees during the war.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/SntM1art.asp   (777 words)

 SANTA MARTA - LoveToKnow Article on SANTA MARTA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
E.N.E. of the mouth of the Magdalena river.
It is built partly on the beach and partly on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta towards the S.E. Though small, the harbour is one of the best and safest on the coast, as no river flows into it to fill its anchorage with silt.
Santa Marta was founded by Rodrigo de Bastidas in 1525, and became an important port and centre of trade during the Spanish colonial era.
www.1911ency.org /S/SA/SANTA_MARTA.htm   (224 words)

 Hotel Santa Marta. Arco Felice - Pozzuoli, Italy - info-reisepreisvergleich.de
Hotel Santa Marta, opened in 1991, has always been directed by C.I.T.O. srl, a society for the enhancement of tourism in the Phlegrean fields, an area of peculiar naturalistic interest and endowed with an invaluable archaelogical inheritance.
The name of the hotel, Santa Marta, recalls an ancient "xenodochius" (or house for the reception of pilgrims) with the same name which rose on the coast and was distroyed by the eruption of Monte Nuovo in 1538.
Hotel Santa Marta is a three star hotel located in Arco Felice, in the center of the Phlegraean Fields.
www.bookings.net /hotel/it/hotelsantamarta.html?aid=303213;checkin=;checkout=   (567 words)

 Farol de Santa Marta
On June 11, 1891, CApe Santa Marta's Lighthouse was lit.
Santa Marta's Lighthouse, located in Santa Catarina, is a community of fishing origin, founded in 1909, that, nowadays, has more or less 2000 residents.
Cigana (Gypsy) - it is Cape Santa Marta's last beach, where the largest beach of the world, that will only finish in Chuí begins.
www.viagensmaneiras.com /viagens/faroldesantamartaING.htm   (442 words)

 Santa Marta, Colombia, Pictures
Santa Marta, city in northern Colombia, capital of Magdalena Department, on a deep bay of the Caribbean Sea at the mouth of the Manzanares River, at the northwestern foot of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Located in an area in which bananas, cotton, tobacco, and livestock are grown, Santa Marta exports bananas, hides, and coffee.
Among the oldest permanent European settlements in Latin America and a major port on the Spanish Main since colonial days, Santa Marta is the site of a cathedral (which once housed the tomb of the South American revolutionary leader Simón Bolívar), Fort San Fernando, and the ruins of the Santo Domingo Monastery.
www.greatestcities.com /South_America/Colombia/Santa_Marta_city.html   (238 words)

 Santa Marta Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain - Santa Marta Hotel Group Booking Reservation Meetings Meeting ...
The Santa Marta Hotel is the perfect place to hold a corporate event such as; team building, sales meetings, board of director meetings, or just corporate hospitality.
Weddings at the Santa Marta Hotel with their facilities, guest rooms and experienced wedding and group management staff, are magnificent.
A Santa Marta Hotel wedding reception is a party where guests come to celebrate the marriage of the bride and groom.
www.meetingforce.com /santa-marta-hotel-65h236.html   (910 words)

 Santa Marta --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Created in 1967, the departamento, with an area of 8,844 square miles (22,905 square km), descends from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in the north and the Sierra de Perijá in the northeast to the lowlands of the Magdalena River valley.
First called Aldea Grande (“Large Village”) by Fernandez Enciso in 1518, it was renamed for the nearby Great Swamp (Ciénaga Grande) of Santa Marta, a Caribbean inlet in the alluvial lowlands of the lower Río Magdalena, in whose waters a Spanish fleet was...
Features lyrics from Santa's favorite songs, short descriptions of some of his favorite movies, a collection of stories, pictures, games, recipes, and trivia, and fun facts about the Chistmas holiday and the way it is celebrated around the world.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9065601   (880 words)

 Santa Marta/Diving course   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Eva and I didn't have six days to spare, so we stayed in Santa Marta hoping to go for a couple of days trip to the beaches in Tayrona.
Since it looked like we would be stuck in Santa Marta for at least a few days while Eva was recovering, I decided to take a four-day scuba diving course.
Santa Marta itself was not very interesting and after six nights there we were dying to leave (in my case that´s only figure of speech, in her case it seemed for real).
www.travelblog.org /South-America/Colombia/Santa-Marta/blog-14928.html   (657 words)

 COLOMBIAWAR.ORG -- The Santa Marta Massacre
It may also be due to a feeling of confidence, as a result of the efficient quelling of the Santa Marta strike, in the Government's ability to put down any disturbances.
Situation outside Santa Marta City unquestionably very serious: outside zone is in revolt; military who have orders "not to spare ammunition" have already killed and wounded about fifty strikers.
The opposition press, that is, the press of the Liberal Party, is conducting a violent campaign against the Government for the methods used in breaking up the strike, and is bandying ugly words about, especially referring to the Minister of War and the military forces, words such as murderer and assassin being used.
www.icdc.com /~paulwolf/colombia/santamarta.htm   (1255 words)

 Santa Marta, Colombia, Webcolombia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The city was built at the foot of the Sierra Nevada in order to serve as a convenient base to the trade of the well-known incalculable gold treasures of the Tayronas.
Today, Santa Marta is Colombia’s third largest seaport and the easy-going, pleasant capital of Magdalena.
Santa Marta has become a popular tourist center, due not to the city itself but to its surroundings.
www.webcolombia.com /cities/santamarta   (140 words)

 A Jacobite Gazetteer - The Vatican - Palazzino di Santa Marta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A Jacobite Gazetteer - The Vatican - Palazzino di Santa Marta
It was formerly the residence of the Archpriest of the Vatican Basilica, an office held by Henry, Cardinal Duke of York (later King Henry IX and I) from 1752 until his death.
An excellent view of "Casa di Santa Marta" can be had from the dome of St. Peter's.
www.jacobite.ca /gazetteer/Vatican/SMarta.htm   (167 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Santa Marta páramo (NT1007)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
On top of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Maria mountain range in Northern Colombia, between 10,800 and 14,800 feet (3292 and 4511 m), the humid Santa Marta Páramo ecoregion covers the mountaintops.
A small páramo brocket deer nibbles on blueberry-like shrubs, as an endemic Santa Marta wren alights on a rosette-like espeletia plant.
An endemic hummingbird, the Santa Marta sabrewing, shares a flowering shrub with numerous butterflies and bumblebees.
www.nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/nt/nt1007.html   (554 words)

 The Many Faces of Santa Marta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Santa Marta (St. Martha) is the sister of Mary and Lazarus.
She is the Catholic patron saint of servants in recognition of her being in charge of Lazarus' house where she was Jesus' devoted hostess (Luke 10:38).
The newly sanctified dragon is depicted in the "Cantina Santa Marta" graphic in Frequently Asked Question 10.
mscash.net /martha_gallery.htm   (167 words)

 Sociedad Portuaria de Santa Marta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sociedad Portuaria de Santa Marta, through its affiliate Operlog S.A., upgrades and increases its offer of services and warehousing of clean bulk and cargo in general with the construction of 3 warehouses with 15,000 ton static capacity.
As of July 29th Santa Marta will have a Supporting Services Center at the tourism cruisers dock, a present of Sociedad Portuaria to the city, a project in which it has been working for a long time.
Management and quality system of Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Santa Marta has been certified for management, operation, security and commercialization of ports and logistic services being provided to a number of important clients, based on International Standard ISO 9001-2000, by the certifying organization SGS Colombia S.A., as per certificate CO 03/483.
www.spsm.com.co /en/news.asp   (666 words)

 SANTA MARTA - Online Information article about SANTA MARTA
NEVADA (a Spanish word meaning " snow-clad " or " snowy land," originally applied to a snow-capped mountain range on the Pacific slope)
Nevada de Santa Marta towards the S.E. Though small, the See also:
Santa Marta was founded by Rodrigo de Bastidas in 1525, and became an important port and centre of See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /SAC_SAR/SANTA_MARTA.html   (405 words)

 About Santa Marta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Founded in 1525 Santa Marta is a privileged city.
Only five minutes north from downtown Santa Marta by paved roads lies Taganga, picturesque fishing village and point of departure for innumerable boats trip -to near- virgin beaches or for fascinating scuba diving adventures, with equipment and instructors, available there.
With 12.000 hectares(acres) of total land surface area and 3.000 hectares(acres) of marine sea, the Tairona Park is one of the the largest nature preserves in Colombia.
www.geocities.com /smrfishing/about   (750 words)

 Traveljournals.net - Santa Marta and Tayrona, Santa Marta, Colombia
The somewhat sleepy and definitly hot Carribean coastal town of Santa Marta is one of Colombia’s top destinations for backpacking travelers.
Also at night, people come out and dance in the streets to blaring salsa, merengue, and regatón, a very popular but mostly garbage sort of music that is to Colombia what mainstream rap (not hip hop) music is to North America.
Another possibly controversial highlight is the best bar in town located just across the street, deceivingly disguised as a neighborhood corner store but boasting plastic chairs and gigantic speakers, which are carried outside onto the sidewalk at night.
www.traveljournals.net /stories/6612.html   (951 words)

 Santa Marta de Tormes (Salamanca): Todas las informaciones en Santa Marta de Tormes (Salamanca) de ...
Santa Marta de Tormes (Salamanca): Todas las informaciones en Santa Marta de Tormes (Salamanca) de Enciclopedia-Gratuita.com
Santa Marta de Tormes es un municipio en la provincia de Salamanca, en la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León, España.
Pagina del Ayuntamiento de Santa Marta de Tormes
www.enciclopedia-gratuita.com /s/sa/santa_marta_de_tormes_salamanca.html   (181 words)

 Finca Santa Marta
At the small town of Santa Olalla we stopped at a café for lunch of prawns, potatoes and mushrooms before heading onward.
We left the Finca Santa Marta and drove through the small village nearby, and parked carefully on the lane leading between the Finca and the Spiritual Centre.
And once the day is ended and Finca Santa Marta guests settle down in their unique bedrooms for the night, the distant songs of Scops owls and nightingales sooth them to sleep...
www.fincasantamarta.com /birds/commentary.htm   (3349 words)

 Santa Marta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
I stayed at the Santa Marta for two nights in December with my wife and two sons.
I used to live in the Pozzuoli area six years ago, and I'm very used to the "relaxed" attitude of a lot of the inhabitants of Naples and the surrounding area.
You can also use TripAdvisor to compare prices and find the best deal on Santa Marta, Pozzuoli.
draco.centerline.com /hotelreview529246.html   (214 words)

 The Nature Conservancy in Colombia - Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is a landscape of biological juxtapositions.
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is located in northern Colombia on the Caribbean coast.
Giant anteaters, white-bellied spider monkeys, white-lipped peccaries, red crested tree rats, and red howler monkeys are among the 120 species of mammals that roam the Sierra Nevada, along with elusive cats such as the jaguar, puma and little spotted cat.
nature.org /wherewework/southamerica/colombia/work/art5303.html   (620 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Santa Marta montane forests (NT0159)
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains form the largest coastal range in South America.
Many endemic birds are named after these mountains and include the Santa Marta parakeet, Santa Marta sabrewing, Santa Marta antpitta, Santa Marta bush-tyrant, Santa Marta wren, Santa Marta brush-finch, Santa Marta mountain-tanager, and Santa Marta warbler.
Much of this ecoregion falls within the protective boundaries of Parque Nacional Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, which also protects several tribes of Amerindians.
www.nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/nt/nt0159.html   (504 words)

 Sol Arhuaco - Santa Marta - Sol Arhuaco
All data and pictures are displayed for Sol Arhuaco, Santa Marta as a courtesy for Exploitz.com visitors.
Pictures, rooms, and other hotel, location and/or Santa Marta information listed on these pages is subject to change.
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 Poseidon Dive Center Taganga Santa Marta
TAGANGA and for the friendly and warm character of the Costenos and fisherman.
Santa Marta is the city of the sea, wind, tourists and friendly people.
The city of Santa Marta is located in the northern part of Colombia, directly
www.poseidondivecenter.com /england/links/taganga/taganga.htm   (446 words)

 Hotel Santa Marta in Barcelona, Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Hotel Santa Marta is a traditional property with a grey façade, located 150 metres from Ciutadella Park in the historic city centre.
The Santa Marta Restaurant offers Mediterranean dishes and wines served in a traditional Spanish dining area that extends into a wood-panelled bar area.
After breakfast, guests are invited to relax in the hotel lobby, which features a cream colour scheme and leather sofas.
www.hotel-rates.com /spain/barcelona/hotel-santa-marta.html   (415 words)

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