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. Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Bogota Edition.
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  • Visit forced to relive the history of Simón Bolívar. Well preserved building. Pleasant gardens and contour. Exhibition of photos and interesting memorabilia
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  • A House Museum impeccable, clean and well maintained. Each part of the House you back to the time of 1800, it is incredible to see the furniture, paintings and arrangements at that time. If you want to visit it can go to Monserrate and the return pass there, the normal entrance for adults is 3000 COP.
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  • The farm was home to Simon Bolivar is beautiful and well structured, with a charming garden. But the House where he lived is the trump card of the visit. Well preserved, with furniture of the time and an amazing vision of the Liberator of the Americas, where he discovers your small stature. Foreigners aged over 65 years will only need to present the passport and can free ticket.
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  • It would be hard to overstate the importance of this beautiful home to Latin America's history. While Simon Bolivar was rarely a sedentary man, this was his home and where he laid his head for some time. As the liberator's importance to this region's history is profound, so is the importance of this place that helps give context to the exploits of the man--both political and romantic--and just helps one step into the time with excellent reproductions of what the house likely looked like in the 19th century when it was occupied by Bolivar. Also, the garden is exquisite and probably my favorite in Latin America (see my two photos). It threads the needle quite well between being, on one hand, curated, and on the other a wild collection of the incredible flora endemic to this northern Andes. This is truly a must do for the historically inclined or for the lover longing for a place of sheer romance. House Quinta de Bolivar is your place. An English tour guide via a set of headphones is available for a nominal fee.
  • Interesting museum of Colombian history. Worth the stop if you're heading up to Montserrat, just a couple blocks from the teleferico/funicular station.
  • Nice place! Awesome architecture and what a piece of history! It is a place for history lovers nonetheless the gardens are beautiful! You can always visit this place. It is near Andes' University and Varietale coffee shop! Also near monserrate!
  • 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.
  • 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.

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