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Quinta de Bolívar

Quinta de Bolívar

www.quintadebolivar.gov.co; Calle 20 No 2-91 Este; adult/child COP$3000/1000; h9am- 5pm Tue-Fri, 11am-4pm Sat & Sun) About 250m downhill to the west from Monserrate station, this lovely historic home museum is set in a garden at the foot of the Cerro de Monserrate. The mansion was built in 1800 and donated to Simón Bolívar in 1820 in gratitude for his liberating services. Bolívar spent 423 days here over nine years. Its rooms are filled with period pieces, including Bolívar’s sword. Less is said about its later days as a mental institution. There’s an English- and French-language brochure available for COP$2500, or a Spanish-language audio guide for COP$1000.

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