Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, Santa Marta
(4.2/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
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 travel itinerary planner.
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  • The Quinta is set in a beautiful environment. The trees, gardens and iguanas are all very interesting. The museum areas and the buildings are very beautiful and interesting. I feel I learned a lot abo...  more »
  • The place is very recommended by the part historical, since there died the libertador Simon Bolivar. Also has a Botanischer Garten with iguanas!
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  • The place is nice. A little maintenance and maybe a few points need you to be able to drink water or machines to buy water. Virtual guides to increase the positive experience to tourists and that this site was more attractive to visit by young people could be with the technology that exists.
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  • This is a fantastic but overlooked piece of Colombian history. As the final resting place of Simon Bolivar, there is a ton of information about Simon Bolivar and the foundation of Colombia. There's also a botanic garden and art museum. Really great place to learn about Colombia and spend the day.
  • You must to visit, it is an Art Museum, a Botanic Garden and la Quinta where Simon Bolivar, el Libertador spend his last days and he died. It is a historical treasure.
  • Beautiful site, full of history and tradition. The guides are great story tellers and you can find excellent art pieces.
  • Great place to visit.
  • Historic, step recommended location for tourists in the city of Santa Marta where is preserved and recreates the last lifetimes of the Liberator Simón Bolívar. Travel portals Ingress
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