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Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

Visit the 17th-century villa and art museum made famous as the place where the famous military leader Simón Bolívar died. 

The Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino (Country House of Saint Peter of Alexandria) is a 17th-century villa where the military leader Simón Bolívar died. Visit the on-site museum showcasing works of art from the countries he helped to liberate from colonial powers.

Simón Bolívar is considered one of the most influential people in the struggle for independence for South American countries including Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.

Take a guided tour in English and learn about Simón Bolívar through the stories told by the guide. You can also follow very informative English signs. Admire the yellow colonial buildings where the military leader was hosted for two weeks before his death. See the bed where he died of tuberculosis in 1830. Amble around the site’s tranquil grounds and explore the white buildings full of galleries and museums. Browse watercolor paintings and other artwork from countries Bolívar helped to liberate. Find out about the history of those countries through the artists’ eyes.

Look for iguanas and other wildlife around the well-kept gardens. A small forest of trees surrounds the area, blocking out street noise. Sit on the shaded grass, admire the pond and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Buy snacks and drinks at the site’s small shop. If you need supplies, visit the large shopping center across the street.

There is a small entrance fee to the quinta, with a discount for children.

Find the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino toward the eastern side of the city, just south of the Manzanares River. The 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) taxi journey from Santa Marta’s Historic Center should take about 10 minutes. Although you can find cabs in the streets in the city center, it is harder to get one near the quinta. Ask the quinta staff if they can order one for you. Make sure to negotiate a price before you get in, as many taxis in Santa Marta do not have meters.

If you’re visiting other South American countries, be sure to see the home of Bolívar, the man who had such a huge impact on their evolution to their current status.


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Lodging Near Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

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Hostal Zleeping

Hostal Zleeping

Calle 22 No. 16-31, Santa Marta
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Santa Marta, this hostal is within 1 mi (2 km) of Eduardo Santos Stadium, Santa Marta Cathedral, and Parque de Los Novios. Marina Santa Marta and Customs House are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Colombia Real Santa Marta

Hotel Colombia Real Santa Marta

Avenida Troncal Caribe, Santa Marta
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Santa Marta, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and within 3 mi (5 km) of Eduardo Santos Stadium and Santa Marta Cathedral. Parque de Los Novios and Marina Santa Marta are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Centro de Convenciones Casa Grande

Hotel Centro de Convenciones Casa Grande

Diagonal 39 # 7-275, Santa Marta
1.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Santa Marta, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Eduardo Santos Stadium. Parque de Los Novios and Santa Marta Cathedral are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$67
Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina

Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina

Calle 12 # 3-40, Centro Histórico, Santa Marta
4.7
of 5, from 31 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Santa Marta hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Tairona Gold Museum, Santa Marta Cathedral, and Simon Bolivar Park. Parque de Los Novios and Marina Santa Marta are also within 15 minutes.

$79
Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel

Best Western Plus Santa Marta Hotel

Calle 24 No 3-65, Santa Marta
4.3
of 5, from 15 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Santa Marta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Parque de Los Novios, Marina Santa Marta, and Santa Marta Cathedral. Customs House and Simon Bolivar Park are also within 15 minutes.

$27
La Guaca Hostel

La Guaca Hostel

Carrera 8 No 27-75, Santa Marta
5.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hostal is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Marta Cathedral, Parque de Los Novios, and Marina Santa Marta. Eduardo Santos Stadium and Customs House are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$70
La Casa del Patio Hotel Boutique by Xarm Hotels

La Casa del Patio Hotel Boutique by Xarm Hotels

Calle 21 # 3 - 47, Santa Marta
4.7
of 5, from 21 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Historic Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Parque de Los Novios, Santa Marta Cathedral, and Marina Santa Marta. Customs House and Simon Bolivar Park are also within 10 minutes.