Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino has been around for ages (since 1608) with the mission to cultivate sugar cane. More than 200 years later, this finca would leave a deep mark on the history of Latin America. At 1:03 a.m. on December 17, 1830, SimĂłn BolĂvar exhaled his last breath in a front room. Restored to its original condition, this manor preserves the Liberatorâ€™s death bed, the carriage that brought him from Santa Marta to the farm and other artifacts. The grounds also house the Altar de la Patria monument, the impressive Museo Bolivariano de Arte ContemporĂˇneo and the 22-hectare JardĂn BotĂˇnico, all included in the price of admission($6).
Five Kilometers (3 miles) southeast of the city.
Botanical garden, History, Art
From Carrera 1 (Avenida Bastidas) in Santa Marta, take a south-bound buseta heading toward Mamatoca; tell the driver you want to get off at the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino ($0.50).
Guides that speak Spanish and English are at hand (extra charge).
$6adults, $5 students and third-agers, $4.50 children 6-12 years, free children under 6 years).
Relative price: Mid-Range
Open Hours from:Daily 9:30 a.m.
Open Hours to:Daily 4:30 p.m.
Days Closed:Closed 1 January.
Travel Skills: None
You Need to Bring:
Bring a camera, water, snack.
BolĂvarâ€™s former tombs in Santa Martaâ€™s Catedral; the Museo de Oro Tairona, in the former Aduanas building, where the Liberatorâ€™s body reposed before burial; stroll the old Bananatown; visit Aracataca and CiĂ©naga; tour the other museums in Santa Marta and El Rodadero.
E-mail: contabilidad(at) museobolivariano.org.co