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21 Mar 2018
“Childhood Memories”
5 Jan 2018
“It's a statue.”
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Carrera 18 y calle 16, Santa Marta, Colombia
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I took a picture here as a kid, on summer vacation. Went back as an adult & retook it. If you're a soccer (fútbol) fan, you'd understand how important El Pibe was to the Colombian national team. So much in fact, there was a soap...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

One of Santa Marta's most famous sons. Pass by, check it out, then carry on. He still has a condo elsewhere in town. We passed by that too.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

A fun statue for those with fond memories of an iconic player, but the travel there and back will take up more time than the few photos you'll take for friends back home to think of old days playing FIFA'98 !

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you're a soccer fan visiting Santa Marta you may wish to visit the statute of Carlos Alberto Valderrama, one of the best footballers to play the game. Located at the soccer stadium, people from all over, have their photograph taken, standing beside him.

Thank FLworldwanderer
Reviewed 21 May 2017

the best soccer player colombia had since falcao and james rodriguez, the bahia is not the most beautiful but this statue deserves a photo on your camera, memorable player

Thank colombiaexperience
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a very important piece of history in Santa Marta.... but be aware that is't just that... a status in front of a very decayed soccer stadium... if you visit the statue as part of a tour, then it's worth it, but to just...More

Thank Jose M
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

What a great visit to the statue of Colombia's greatest soccer player. Ask the vendors to get inside the abondond Estadio. Awesome stuff

Thank Gury V
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We asked our guide to see this staue which is oversize, and brilliant. He said we were the first Europeans to request such, though all south americans want to see it. Fantastic blond hairstyle on a bronze staue. Excellent!

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 14 December 2016

If you are into soccer and like him as a player then you will enjoy this. Otherwise, it's just a statue of some guy.

Thank Ravenscryy
Reviewed 23 November 2016

togerher with falcon carlos valderrama is one the best soccer players of colombi with origin in santa marta. you can go to the museo de tayrona en casa de aduana where they explain how the english seamen explained the soccer game to the locals here...More

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