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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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  • Dating from the late 17 century, the House was a gift from the Governor of Colombia to Simon Bolivar in recognition of the services rendered in the struggle for independence. Simon Bolívar used the House as a summer residence between 1820 and 1830. After this period, the site had several utilities such as brewery, hospital and school, to become a museum. The House has the original decoration and a rough furniture or another at the time. Other interesting points, beyond anything we have in the House, is the fourth (on the outside) of the faithful servant José Palacios, who accompanied Bolívar to death, as well as the kitchen (also outside) where banquets were made. A beautiful garden with lots of flowers, plants and trees. Located at the foot of Cerro Monserrat, you can combine the visit to Montserrat and the House Quinta de Bolivar.
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  • The Museum is boring and done. I advise to visit after leaving the Monserrat. Fifteen or twenty minutes to take a quick look at the Museum and then walk towards the historic centre through the gold Museum.
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  • I always recommend it, I went there as a child. I like to walk over and over again all the museums in Bogotá, I invite outsiders and foreigners to come to visit and learn about our history. Not only is rich in history but in articles of the time, all very well explained and placed in a precise place to stop and imagine those days of the liberator Simon Bolivar.
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