Quinta de Bolívar

Behind the Universidad de Los Andes and in the shadow of Cerro de Monserrate is the Quinta de Bolívar. This mansion, built in 1800, was given to liberator Simón Bolívar in 1820. He spend over 400 days there between 1820 and 1829. Admission is COP$3,000 and it’s closed Mondays.

Quinta de Bolívar in Bogotá, Colombia

Quinta de Bolívar

Quinta de Bolívar in Bogotá, Colombia

Quinta de Bolívar

There are several rooms are decorated with pieces of furniture and other artifacts from the period. One room displays the liberator’s bedroom and some personal effects, including his sword.

Office at Quinta de Bolívar in Bogotá, Colombia

Office

Dining room at Quinta de Bolívar in Bogotá, Colombia

Dining room

Bolívar's bedroom at Quinta de Bolívar in Bogotá, Colombia

Bolívar’s bedroom

Bolívar's bedroom at Quinta de Bolívar in Bogotá

Bolívar’s bedroom

The home is surrounded by a beautiful botanical garden. In the garden is a monument to Bolívar with the flags of each country he liberated. The flags are placed in front of the shields of each country. When I was there, a wreath had been placed in front of the bust of Bolívar and had a Korean sash around it.

Jardín Bolivariano at Quinta de Bolívar in Bogotá, Colombia

Jardín Bolivariano

Monument to Bolívar at Quinta de Bolívar in Bogotá, Colombia

Monument to Bolívar

Shield of Perú at Quinta de Bolívar in Bogotá

Shield of Perú

As you exit the mansion, there are several bronze cannons on display. Each one is labeled with more information about it, including the year it was made.

Cannons at Quinta de Bolívar in Bogotá

Cannons

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