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Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar, Bogota
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Revisit the final years of El Libertador, the former president of Bolivia at Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar, a colonial house tucked away in the lush foothills of the Monserrate Mountain. Erected in the 17th century, the house became Simon Bolivar's summer residence in 1820, eventually serving as a brewery, school, and hospital after the celebrated general's death. Step inside to explore several rooms filled with original furniture, decorative items, and personal pieces, including Bolivar's writing desk, sword, and uniform. Other highlights include portraits of Bolivar's lover Manuela Saenz, as well as original tableware and weapons, displayed in rooms once used to entertain guests and to celebrate the general's military triumphs. Put Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar into our Bogota vacation route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Grounds are beautiful and signs are in both Spanish and English. Admission is free for people who are 60 or older, and we were let in before others. On the down side, it is small; there isnt alot to s...  more »
  • For me it was the best visit and place!!! I love the guide and all the information the girl share with us! There was so many things that I haven´t known about Bolivar before this visit!!! Pues la verd...  more »
  • A beautifully preserved property, on the shores of the town centre and very close to the attraction of the Cerro Monserrate, extrananamente lacks info on Simón Bolívar. The place and beautiful.
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  • For history lovers, to be be in this magnificent house is a to live in history. This museum house is setup such that get a perfect idea of how daily life moved in this house. Don't miss this one. And come with plenty of time to read, but also to enjoy the luscious gardens and time to take in its meaning in the middle of the city.
  • Nicely refurbished. Interesting history provided in English and Spanish. Great garden. 3000 peso entrance.
  • It was interesting but you have to get the audio guide to really get any sense of what you're looking at. Otherwise its just looking at some rooms in the main house with small plaques giving you a 1/10 of the info you get from the audio guide. The garden was cool on its own without the history. Bolivar also did not stay here many days but it does have a good amount of history packed in those days. I was actually reading his life story at the time completely coincidently. It's a long read and I had not planned a trip to Colombia when I started. I was in the area and thought it would be fun since I was reading his bio. I think that made my experience much better and interesting than had I no clue about the craziness that was the South American revolutions. Worth it if you like this kind of stuff.
  • AH excellent residence, betta than cost concordia
  • The entrance was free (we visited on a Sunday) and it was a nice place to start the day, a museum that pays homage to a grand historical figure. Worth the visit.