Captain Francisco , Ospina Navia (1926- 2010) (1926- 2010), a visionary, created Taironaka from what was originally intended to be a flower farm; under layers of dirt and oblivion, he found what were the remains of what was once a Tairona enclave. Captain Ospina decided to open to the public this museum in situ , as a way to thank the city of Santa Marta, which he always he considered the best place to live.