Quinta de Bolívar

Quinta de Bolívar information

Location
Bogotá , Colombia
Address
Calle 20 No 2-91 Este
More information
www.quintadebolivar.gov.co
Prices
adult/child COP$3000/1000, free Sun
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Fri, 11am-4pm Sat & Sun
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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, English-language audio guide for COP$1000 or guided tours in English Wednesday at 11am.