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 travel itinerary planner.
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  • This is the place where Simon Bolivar died. It is beautifully preserved and you can see the living conditions people lived in back then. Furthermore, there are signs in the place that will guide you i...  more »
  • If you have traveled anywhere in South America you will know who Simon Bolivar is! Amazing place filled with pieces of history and stories. You can get a tour but is not necessary. The gallery inside ...  more »
  • This was a part of a ship's tour. It was the highlight to see how people lived during the times of the reunification in South America. A nice tribute to Simon Bolivar as well since he did in this plac...  more »
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  • 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
  • The place is a very nice tourist site, but they charge an extra $6000 pesos for foreigners. On top of that, in the cafe they tried to give us a fake $10,000 bill (probably due to the fact that we were foreigners) as change.
  • 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)
  • A place that commemorates Simon Bolivar to a place that's really worth visiting. With beautiful trees, patios, and relaxing atmosphere. The guides are verry pleasant and encourage participation of every guest.