Quinta de Bolívar
Iglesia de las Aguas
This colonial church, once part of a convent, dates to 1644.
Cerro de Monserrate
Bogotá’s proud symbol – and convenient point of reference – is the white-church-topped 3152m Monserrate peak flanking the city’s east,...
El Goce Pagano
Pushing 40, this divey salsa and reggae bar near Universidad de Los Andes is a smoky place with DJs and sweat-soaked bodies from all...
Restaurante la Pola
This rambling classic on the road to Monserrate has a mix of old-style rooms and a small courtyard. It offers some great lunch grills,...
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Quinta de Bolívar information
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.