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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  • October 2, 2017
    The fifth is not as great as one would imagine a Latin American hero, but is very well preserved, and us back to other times, another time. Don't miss the talk that gives a tourist guide to entering the fifth, is very instructive and will enable them to appreciate more what they are seeing. The guide is very helpful (as all Colombians), and is willing to answer any questions that occur to them. Do they knew that there were quarters for her and for the separately? from the bedroom, their lounges, your room area. The gardens are well kept, and it has an active orchard. It is a beautiful place where the story turns to the present.
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  • September 24, 2017
    This was supposedly the house of Simon Bolivar for a short period. I don't think there is anything original in this house that was actually used or owned by Bolivar and the house was reconstructed. It...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    an interesting house occupied for years by Simon Bolivar. It is surrounded by a lovely garden. Exhibits include what is reputed to be his sword.  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    Love the place and it's history
  • July 26, 2017
    Interesting example of finance urban from the beginning of the 19th century it was inhabited by Simón Bolívar, then went through several owners until it was practically abandoned. restored in the 1990's, its gardens and the garden of aromatic species I liked. warrant visitors support the effort and give its contribution.
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  • July 15, 2017
    Very beautiful place. .recomendado to visit. ... Blessings
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  • May 12, 2017
    While Simón Bolívar little lived, preserved furniture and a piece of Latin American history. Beautiful gardens and a colonial House in excellent preservation will make an unforgettable visit to this place.
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  • July 16, 2017
    Wonderful Museum. Excellent view to the hills of Bogotá. 👍🌅🌈
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Many visitors to Bogota stay in La Candelaria, a colonial-era neighborhood in the city center where you can find plenty of decent hostels and mingle with tourists from around the globe. Staying in this area also puts you within walking distance of the city's major museums and best nightlife options. If you prefer to sleep in a quieter area and visit this busy district during the day, consider accommodations in the northern section of the city, which includes the upscale neighborhood Zona T.
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