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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  • Ditto what SAV said. They ARE painting and sprucing up the main buildings, saw quite a few painters today, its the botanic gardens that are sadlly being neglected. Still some attarctive areas... 
    Ditto what SAV said. They ARE painting and sprucing up the main buildings, saw quite a few painters today, its the botanic gardens that are sadlly being neglected. Still some attarctive areas...  more »
  • I live in Medellin but visit the coast including Santa Marta often and for extended weeks but today was my first visit to Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and I enjoyed my 2 plus hours exploring the... 
    I live in Medellin but visit the coast including Santa Marta often and for extended weeks but today was my first visit to Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and I enjoyed my 2 plus hours exploring the...  more »
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  • Must see if you visit Santa Marta. Very historic place, regarding the last days of Simon Bolivar. You can be in and out in less than two hours. The entrance fee is reasonable. Guide is not included but available for tips. Go in the morning and then head for the fishing village/town name Taganga for a very nice fresh sea food lunch.
  • Not worthy. I was there 40 years ago, and the magic is gone. The area where the libertador passed, keeps the same care and respect by the administration. Gardens and the aviary and butterfly location are gone. The Botanical Garden .......

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