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Apr 20, 2018
“Check if in the Area”
Apr 15, 2018
“No magic but Gabo lovers will want to walk by”
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Calle Zerrezuela, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

No admission, Nothing to See, A Disappointment. A Walled off compound with no visibility inside Maybe some day will be a museum open to the public but guard kept us out

Thank Stephen H B
Reviewed 20 April 2018

This house is a private residence and cannot be entered. It is worth a walk by (although difficult to find much to look at from the street) if you're in the area since he was a Nobel Prize winner. There are a few spots that...More

1  Thank Stardustbaby
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is simply a house that Gabo bought and then remodelled. He lived there only briefly, but it still belongs to his family. It is just inside the city walls (best seen from up there) and easy to locate by its unusual style. A couple...More

1  Thank AlanofLondon
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

There is a Gabriel Garcia Márquez menu tour of different restaurants and scenes described in his books with tastings of food and the guide sharing recordings from the books. I give the menu tour a 5 and museum a 3. Trying to find the “Gabo”...More

Thank BBbuz
Reviewed 6 February 2018

The house is closed and you can't go into it. I'd say it's word a visit if you're around, but apart from the painting that's next to the house there's nothing much see. I went to finish reading on of his books in front of...More

Thank PabloFdz
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The house cannot be visited. I would not recommend to make a long detour, but if you are near you can pass by and have a short look.

Thank Philip_Bolster
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Just pass by if you're on the area. It's just the building, people are not allowed to go in. A shame, there should be a museum or something.

Thank Thiago R
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

You would think that for a native-son there would be a museum but it is now a private residence that cannot be visited. All you can see is the tall orange wall/facade.

Thank yeguerrero
Reviewed 2 April 2017

i suppose this review may get squashed as i didn't visit the house but rather did the gabriel garcia marquez walking tour. our hotel contacted the vendor who came to the hotel to show us what to do. it cost $25usd i think or was...More

Thank agent99712
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The house can only be seen from the outside as it now a private residence. Tall orange walls is all that can be seen. The cafe next door has a mural of his portrait.

3  Thank FrogTheWanderer
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