Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, Santa Marta

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Simon Bolivar spent the last two weeks of his life at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. A Spanish supporter of Colombia's independence, who at the time produced rum, honey, and sugar on the estate, invited Bolivar to rest at the 17th-century colonial villa before his planned trip to Europe. Today, the estate features several monuments dedicated to Bolivar, including a massive "Altar de la Patria," a museum exhibiting works by artists from the countries he helped liberate, and a botanical garden inhabited by iguanas. Look for the decadent marble bathtub, which is for many visitors the highlight of the tour. Plan to see Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and other attractions that appeal to you using our Santa Marta road trip planning tool .
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  • October 4, 2017
    The Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is a journey through time and the senses, in connection with nature and history that go beyond this place make it excellent to go with friends, family, solo, etc. You can enjoy the teachings of the tourist guide, on the life of the liberator Simon Bolivar or take a stroll through the art in the Museum, take photos and appreciate nature.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Excellent contact with history and nature. Guides should prepare for more treatment and comments towards people.
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  • September 26, 2017
    The garden and Park of the fifth are welcome for a ride. You can see the last bed of the liberator, but the Museum does not have many things to see. It is a good place for someone who has time (half day) to occupy in Santa Marta
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  • July 13, 2017
    Place is amazing, definitely a must stop in Santa Marta. They gave us a tour guide that spoke English and she did an great job with the tour.
  • June 28, 2017
    It is far too expensive and is not exactly an historical place. I mean Simon Bolivar only died there but he just spend there like 10 days in his life. There is nothing to see (at that price) plus, the guides ask for extra tips.
  • April 6, 2017
    One of the most important historical places of Santa Marta, Simon Bolivar "El libertador" is the main star here, a lot of art sculptures, huge place with vegetation and buildings from the years of Bolivar. Also a museum in his honor with the history of his life and death.
  • April 17, 2017
    One of the most important places of Santa Marta. A lot of stories to tell about Simon Bolivar and his last days. Statue of how Bolivar looked the moment he died
  • January 22, 2017
    Amazing place to learn part of the History of Colombia (with O) and enjoy modern art. I think the ticket is very expensive when the botanic garden requires more work. Price $15000 (Colombian pesos)

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