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Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Simón Bolivar is viewed as the Liberator of much of northern South America and is considered one of the most important Latin American political figures who ever lived. He was born in Caracas, the son of wealthy landowners, and led the independence movement, eventually achieving independence from Spain for what was then called Gran Colombia, covering most of northern South America.

Simón Bolivar spent his last days at La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino near Santa Marta, a quinta (large house) and hacienda (farm) built in the 17th century. At that time the estate produced rum, honey and panela, a sugar cane product. Bolivar died of tuberculosis in one of the rooms there on December 17, 1830.

Now the Quinta is a tourist site, museum and historical landmark. The main house, painted a deep yellow color, is where Simon Bolivar breathed his last breath. Here you can find the bed he used, important documents and other objects that help recreate the Liberator’s life, and paintings depicting Bolivar and the area at the time he visited.

The house and grounds are open for exploring. Cool down in the extensive gardens under trees that are hundreds of years old. A statute of Simon Bolivar (without his ever-present horse) is one of the centerpieces of the garden. A monument called the Patrimony Altar (Altar de la Patria) was built on the site for the100th anniversary of Bolivar’s death.  The museum also contains art donated by many of the countries he helped liberate.

Practical Info

Av. del Libertador - Sector San Pedro Alejandrino. The museum is normally open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 or 5:30 p.m. depending on the season, although it’s always good to call before you go to make sure. To get there take a taxi or a bus from the Santa Marta waterfront.
Address: Av. del Libertador, Santa Marta, Colombia
Hours: Daily 9am-4pm
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Soundwalkrs app: Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

Soundwalk the Quinta listening to an analysis of the Libertador's dream, life and works through a poetic tribute of one of the most influential men in the history of Latin America.
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Private Full-Day Santa Marta from Cartagena with Lunch

If you’ve only got limited time in Cartagena, don’t let that stop you exploring Santa Marta Historic Center, the first city founded by the Spaniards in Colombia. In a small group limited to 14, you’ll take a whistle-stop tour of Barranquilla and tick off colonial highlights in Santa Maria. Enjoy a beachside lunch in El Rodadero and relish the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
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Santa Marta and Rodadero Beaches Full day tour

In a spectacular tour we will visit some of the most important cities of the Colombian coast, very close to Cartagena. First we will arrive at the beautiful city of Barranquilla, where the famous Carnival takes place that is already well known worldwide. We will have breakfast (it is not included in the plan) and we will make a panoramic tour around the city. Followed by this, we will arrive in Santa Marta where we will visit the San Pedro Alejandrino Hacienda, where our Liberator Simón Bolívar died. We will also visit some of its streets and the center of the city. Later we will go to the spectacular beaches of Rodadero, where you will taste a delicious and typical Caribbean lunch that is included in your plan. THIS TOUR ONLY OPERATES WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS. Minimum 2pax
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez hometown tour and Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

This tour will give you meaningful insights into Colombian history. We will take you to two different places, being the first one, Aracataca, which is known for being the place where Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born. This man is our pride and, he is considered the most brilliant man Colombia has ever had. Taking you to Aracataca is taking you to Macondo, the place where "Magical Realism" took place. The second place we will take you will be Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, the place where Simon Bolivar lived his latest days. This man of height 1,68 meters managed to free 6 entire countries by himself. He was undoubtedly a powerful man who changed Colombia's history. Get to know first hand the life and feats of these important men in Colombian history by visiting these two iconic places.
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