Santa Marta was the first city to be founded in Colombia. It was founded in 1525 by Spanish conqueror Rodrigo de Bastidas. It is positioned on the country's Caribbean coast, and was often invaded by pirates throughout its early history. It has an estimated population of 535,000 inhabitants. Today it is an important port city. In recent years, Santa Marta has attracted a significant number of people. The warm climate and the possibility of occasional work serving the tourist industry increasing the cities popularity. Santa Marta is also one of Colombia's key maritime commercial ports.
You can visit the Museo del Oro. You can see some of Colombia's finest art and exhibits. They also have a little of the history of Colombia.