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Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, Santa Marta
Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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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We were staying less than 10min walk from here so on a chill out day i thought it could be good to walk over to it for something to do for an hr. It was interesting and the art galleries are fab to se... read more »
This is an excellent place to see and know how things were in the colonial/republican period in Colombia and also the lifestyle of the landlords at that time like Mr. De Mier, owner of this countrysta... read more »
When visiting la Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, one fully understands of how things were like in 1830. Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino was a sugar plantation with all the features that the best plan... read more »
Beautiful site, full of history and tradition. The guides are great story tellers and you can find excellent art pieces.
Great place to visit.
Juan zeaStudent guides are very friendly and know a lot of the subject, a very nice site, I like also the paintings exhibition halls is a site that is worth visiting only le bajaria slightly the cost of entry which seems a little high.show original
Adrian Ureche de ArmasIt was an excellent experience. Pros: contents historical invaluable. Opportunity to learn information and facts related to the life of the liberator Simon Bolivar. Added to this, a statue with much symbolism and content related to the three stages of the life of Bolivar. There are guided tours available, in Spanish, and probably English, while the Guide does not handle a very fluent English. Cons: it is a little hot, and the cafeteria is a bit far. It is advisable to take own snacks and drinks. Input prices are a little high, and depend on if you're foreign or national. Tip: say are Colombian, thus is not. In short, a site that is worth knowing.show original
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