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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  • Much was second visit. It is a very quiet and highly recommended place if you know who was the Liberator Simón Bolívar. His guide are boys with good disposition and very well prepared to tell anecdotes of this illustrious personage.
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  • The fifth in which Bolívar died is in very good condition and very nice. In addition to the historical part has a botanical garden and a Museum of modern art. The only downside is that it floods when it rains.
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  • Extensive quinta very wooded, good to visit and get to know how they lived in the 19th century. There are guided very interesting, rich in details
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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No matter where you stay in Santa Marta's historical center, you'll never be more than a few minutes' walk from the beach. The old town offers countless accommodations, ranging from energetic youth hostels to cozy, family-run inns. Look to the seafront just outside of the historical center for luxury hotels and beach resorts. For a quieter experience, stay in the nearby beach town of Taganga, just north of Santa Marta.
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