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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  • The place is a good Museum, exposure is good, very quiet, not only a site of historical interest but which you can spend a pleasant time.
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  • Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, is an excellent option to learn a little more about the story in the time of Simón Bolivar, there you will find the utensils and the exact place he died the liberator; It is a very big farm, with trees from 500 years of life, there is also a museum where you can see some interesting works in its interior. A historical place that should not miss.
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  • There's not a lot to do on Santa Marta on Sunday, so we headed over to this attraction. After surviving our taxi ride, we got out -- impressive entrance! -- and paid the modest entry fee. There are th...  more »
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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.
  • Last place were lived simon bolivar, there are guides who will show you the history of last days of Bolívar
  • 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

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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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