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.
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.
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.
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.