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Colombian writer (1927-2014), Gabriel García Márquez won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Born in Aracataca, he spent his childhood with his grandparents. His most famous novel,  “One Hundred Years of Solitude” describes the fictional village of Macondo, and the history of the Buendia family for six generations. It includes his own family history, ancestral home and stories of spirits and prophecies best example of the current “magical realism” which juxtaposes the historical and geographical setting out, and supernatural motifs.

What to do?
– The railway line Aracataca was reactivated in 2011 as part of the development of a thematic tour, Route Macondo around the world of Gabriel García Márquez.
– The home of his grandparents is now a museum.

A book?
Hundred Years of Solitude (1967).

A movie?

Love in the Time of Cholera (2007) directed by Mike Newell, starring Javier Bardem.

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Aracataca: In the footsteps of Gabriel García Márquez ?