Soundwalkrs is a digital experience that allows you to tour the city of Santa Marta accompanied by the singer-songwriter, Carlos Vives, one of the most recognized Colombian artists around the world. This application works as a tourist guide for several cities in Latin America and on September 1, 2017 was launched its version for the "Pearl of America".
With this audio guide, tourists will be able to tour the city of Santa Marta, through the 14 chapters that tell this city’s stories and legends, so each person knows the representative streets, squares and characters of this city.
The stories narrated by the singer-songwriter are under the title "After the Pearl of America", although there are three other stories: La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino (14 chapters), Bolivarian Museum of Contemporary Art (16 chapters) and the Botanical Garden (10 chapters), which show us a wider panorama of the city.
These chapters contain the stories of Rodrigo de Bastidas (founder of Santa Marta), Plaza de San Francisco, the Simón Bolívar Park, Madame Agustine’s house, the house of Customs, the Cathedral Basilica, the stories of the forts that defended the city of pirate attacks, the sad history of the banana massacre, among others. Also, the singer-songwriter will narrate some of the anecdotes that happened to him in his city.
On the other hand, 70% of the profits obtained with this application will be donated to the initiative of the same name (After La Perla) and will help to revive tourism and improve the quality of life of Santa Marta’s inhabitants, for example, with the purchase of this experience, will be supporting the transformation of the neighborhood "Pescaíto".
The application is available for iPhone and Android and download is free, although to access the narrations of "After the Pearl" is necessary to pay US$4.99.
In addition, the app is available in Spanish and English and has an art and culture guide, as well as maps and a guide to the steps you have taken in the city.
If you decided to get to know Santa Marta by the hand of Carlos Vives, do not hesitate to stay at Placita Vieja Hotel Boutique Spa
, which is located in an exceptional area to enjoy your travel thanks to the fact that it is located in the historical center of the city.
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