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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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  • It is a good sign that can be interpreted as it would have been the life of Simón Bolívar in that House over 10 years, with some original elements.
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  • Lovely landscaped gardens, pools, and bath around a one time home of Simon Bolivar, complete with his bedroom and replica of his sword.  more »
  • The location is beautiful and well located, but lack structure and guidance to make it worth the ride and the ticket. The for the better.
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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.