Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
4.5
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is an hacienda or 'quinta' built in the 17th century, famous for being the death place of Simón Bolívar on December 17, 1830. The hacienda is located in the district of Mamatoco within the tourist district of Santa Marta, near the Caribbean sea in northern Colombia.
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Daniel W
Michigan3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
I learned a lot from the self-guided tour about the history of the el Libertador! I loved how Santa Marta honors Bolivar and is keeping his memory alive.

The Quinta is amazing and very well serviced!
Written 27 October 2023
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Waterloonie
Waterloo, Canada1 608 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
A national historic site of importance, it is a little disappointing to the foreign visitor. We had a guide who took us around the entire site and this helped to put the individual buildings in perspective.
Written 14 January 2023
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Greg548
Maidenhead, UK375 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
The main reason for our visit was to look around the Contemporary Art Museum so it was very disappointing to discover that three of the museum’s five rooms were closed for “maintenance”. We couldn’t see any signs of any maintenance in progress. The few items that were available to view were not very interesting.

Whilst we were there we had a brief look around the Botanical Gardens, which were very neglected. We also had a look around the house where Simon Bolivar died.

I would not recommend.
Written 27 May 2022
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FedUp
San Francisco, California5 809 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
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 with rows of palms, a large lagoon backed by a huge mural and an impressively large tree that surely predated Bolivar's demise. . Saw 4 falcons fighting in the area of the big tree, very noisy and impressive to see, like aircraft in a dogfight.

No mosquitoes at all as other reviews noted, but maybe because its dry season.

Some signs are in English but even the stuff that is not, like the Liberator's final writing from a couple weeks before his death, even the monolingual can appreciate it by using Google translate. He wrote in the old formal way, using Vosotros, which seems archaic but the heartbreak and betrayal he felt from his dream of Gran Colombia "swimming with the fishes" is palpable.

My wife was most impressed by his small stature, like Napoleon.
Written 23 February 2022
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SAV - South America Voyager
Medellin, Colombia8 917 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
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 grounds and the buildings.

Now I walked to this place of interest from my hotel which in located on the malecon and the walk took a little over one hour each way.

I see some talk about the needed maintenance and agree the grounds needs a lot of care and repairs but until then it is what it is.

I came away with a much deeper appreciation for Simon Bolivar and it was nice to see where he spent his last days and so to that his room looks the same when he was there and unfortunately passed away. A nice tribute to him.

The cost is very reasonable and I would say it should be a must visit if your in Santa Marta.

SAV
Written 1 February 2022
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S_B_17
Miami, FL154 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
It's sad how this location has so much history and is in need of major updates. The establishment grounds are unkept and need some major remodeling. The overall concept is great as it has much history and where Simon Bolivar died which takes you a step back into time. The group has large iguanas living in the common outside areas and you see a variety of fauna in the trees which was nice to see. I will advise to come in light clothing because it is extremely hot and humid as you walk through the various areas of the hacienda.

Overall, It was a good history lesson but I would not return and I don't think it's worth the $ nor the time.
Written 4 December 2021
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Ira S
Tucson, AZ850 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This site with its lovely grounds is well worth the visit. The attached photo of the admission ticket tells the basic story. Be aware that Colombians and foreigners pay different amounts for admission.
The grounds are lovely, and worth a leisurely stroll. The house where Simon Bolivar is well preserved and even if it were not a site related to him is interesting in and of it self to see a home from the early 1800's.
Well worth the visit...
Written 25 October 2021
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RomanNumeralThree
Naples, FL89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
If you have any interest in history, at all, you must visit this location. South America wouldn't be what it is today without Simon Bolivar. The tour can be quick, but after you go through the history with a guide, venture off by yourself and take it all in. The only disappointing thing, like many places in South America, is that they don't spend a lot of money on upkeep. They have let the large structure housing the statue of Simon Bolivar crumble in places, have water damage in others, and it needs some love.
Written 16 August 2021
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Carl-Martin N
Moorhead, MN8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
This was well worth the trip - but make sure you take a taxi. Our guide was a student who worked for a tip and who did a great job answering all of our questions about Simon Bolivar.
Written 19 March 2021
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Elena P
Guadalajara, Mexico4 971 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
The place is nice to be visited. The entrance is 17.000 or 23.000 cop, it depends on the fact that you're Colombian or not. The place is let to be as it is, not so much curated and clean. Seeing the botanical garden is like going in the forest.
Written 8 February 2021
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