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Governorship of Magdalena

Sunday, 23 January 2011 20:44 Published in Santa Marta Historical Downtown


History of the Governorship of Magdalena



Originally in this space was the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo but after the tragic earthquake of 1834 it was completely destroyed. Years later the Old Hotel Tayrona was built, which was the center of social gatherings of Santa Marta since its construction in 1924 until 1975, when this building became the official headquarters of the Magdalena Government.

Governorship of Magdalena Today


Currently this building is part of the reconstruction plan of the historical city center by the government to be converted back to one of the leading hotels in the city. The headquarters is headed by the Governor in charge General (r) Manuel Jose Bonnet Locarno chosen by presidential decree in January 3rd 2011 until January 1st of 2012.