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Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

Av. del Libertador - Sector San Pedro Alejandrino, Santa Marta, Colombia
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Santa Marta
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums
Description: This final home of Simon Bolivar contains a museum housing works of art from countries he helped liberate.
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I can see they are Ministry of Culture is trying but you can observe a real lack of infrastructure...more care needs to go into that wonderful and interesting site for all to view the life and times of Simon Bolivar. I just wish it was in better conditions. Bring with you water and towel, its gets hot.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I can recommend this place, very interesting. It has a lot of history and the surrounding gardens are beautiful too

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Oruro, Bolivia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Despite the incredibly hot afternoon the guide for our group gave an excellent tour. He knew the speeches and declarations by heart which really brought them and Bolivar's last days to life. I skipped the art gallery but enjoyed the grounds. Well worth a visit.

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Edmonton
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We arrived, and like many others were offered a guided tour of the property by a university student, ended up getting a young guy who spoke very good English. With getting someone to interpret the site for you, they work on voluntary donation, so whatever works for you, they are grateful for. I think it is a part of their... More

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Santa Marta, Colombia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This place is not just worth visiting because of the historical importance. As well it has a beautiful and well maintained garden with a lot of enormous spectacular trees and iguanas crawling around. Besides Bolivar's house and the garden you will also find an impressive monument of Bolivar with his three stages of life and temporal expositions. There are also... More

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Terrebonne, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Very interesting and informative if you understand spanish of course. Many rooms, antiques, portraits and quotes to see. On the time we visited the place, university students in tourism program were offered free to us to help visit the domain and explain the important details of the domain, the story of Simon Bolivar and other things related to the independance... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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82 reviews 82 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Here is the place that simon bolivar died. the ranch he was on is now a beautiful botanic gardens with amazing iguanas. a great art museam is also situated here. many statues and a nice plaza welcomes you. a place to become enriched with history and colombian pride

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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50 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Quinta is the house where Simon Bolivar, the liberator of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela died. What I found interesting was that he died an individual largely without finds, pursued politically and with a great part of his dream of a Bolivarian Republic in chaos - an interesting insight into the final days of his life.

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Los Angeles
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164 reviews 164 reviews
29 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Perhaps the heat was just too overwhelming on the day we went, but the tour was rather boring and it was sweltering outside and even worse inside the museum. The most surprising thing we saw were the iguanas that were all over the grassy areas and even in the parking lot. They were not afraid of people.

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

It has been renovated and the guide was very knowlegable. Clean and intersting hystory about Simon Bilivar.

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