Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar, Bogota

Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar, Bogota (must see)

The Quinta de Bolivar is a colonial house in Bogota that served as a residence to Simon Bolivar in the capital after the war of independence. It is now used as a museum dedicated to Bolivar's life and times. The history of the house goes back to the late 17th century when the land was sold by the chaplain of Monserrate to Jose Antonio Portocarreño, a Spanish merchant, who built a country house there. After his death his heirs could not maintain the property and it had seriously deteriorated by the time the newly independent government bought it and gave it to Bolivar. The house was restored for his use and between 1820 and 1830 Bolivar stayed there for a short time whenever he visited Bogota.

After Bolivar had to abandon the capital, he gave the house to his friend Jose Ignacio Paris. Later the house changed hands several times and throughout the 19th century it was used for the most diverse purposes. Finally in 1919 when the property was again up for sale, the Colombian Historic Society and the Embellishment Society of Bogota began a national fund-raising campaign in order to buy it. After it had been purchased as a national monument, it became a museum with artefacts from the independence times including objects belonging to Simon Bolivar.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar on Map

Sight Name: Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar
Sight Location: Bogota, Colombia (See walking tours in Bogota)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Cerro de Monserrate Tour

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Travel Distance: 7.7 Km or 4.8 Miles
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Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
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Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles

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