Visit the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

If on your trip to Santa Marta you want to visit a place full of history, nature, art and culture, visit Quinta de San Pedro.

Published 2022-12-29 10:46:54

The Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is located in the Mamatoco neighborhood, Santa Marta - Colombia, it is a colonial hacienda where the liberator Simón Bolívar died. There, you can surround yourself with art, history, and culture. Moreover, you can quickly get there from anywhere in the city.

At Visit Santa Marta, we want you to enjoy the experience to the fullest and have an unforgettable present at one of the most iconic places in the city.

What should you know about Quinta San Pedro Alejandrino?

This emblematic place was founded on February 2, 1608, as a hacienda dedicated to producing rum, honey, and panela (blackstrap molasses blocks). The Hacienda's old facilities tour will be very entertaining for travelers interested in the region's history. The Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is a model of the Caribbean and the West Indies' rural architecture and colonial economy.

The Hacienda was very prosperous for more than 200 years, producing one of the most sought-after rums in the Caribbean, in addition to other products grown on the property. Historical records identify 15 different owners, including some of the wealthiest and most prestigious families in Colombian history.

This historic site is essential to several Latin American countries: Venezuela, Panama, Ecuador, and Bolivia. In addition, it is where Simon Bolivar, the Liberator of Colombia, died. For this reason and the beauty of its facilities, the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino has become a must-to-visit site for tourists and locals.

What to do at the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino?

The Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino in Santa Marta, Colombia, is a fabulous place of historical and cultural importance. You can find different options to visit and get to know. You will have the opportunity to choose if you'd like a guide or prefer to do the tour on your own (the guide service is free, but at the end of the tour you can make a voluntary contribution for the information provided).

In Visit Santa Marta, we tell you about the places you can visit inside the Quinta:

Facilities of the Hacienda

The historic site is where the Casa Quinta (main house) and the original labor area are located. In the Casa Quinta are the rooms where the liberator Simón Bolívar lived and died. It references rural colonial architecture surrounded by spectacular old trees and has been restored into a picturesque house museum. You can find Bolivar's bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and other rooms along with the original furniture of the time.

Contiguous to the Casa Quinta, you will be able to visit the facilities of the labor sector of the property, which included: 

  • Bagasse Store

  • Sugar Mill

  • Distillery 

  • Basement

Homeland Altar 

It has a beautiful republican style since it was built in 1930 to commemorate the centenary of the death of the Liberator Bolivar. 

  • Inside are the spectacular marble sculptures of Bolivar and representations of Colombia, the goddess of prosperity, and the goddess of freedom.

  • Flags Square: In front of the altar, it is an imposing square where the flags of all the countries of the Americas are displayed in honor of Bolivar's continental dream. It was built in 1980 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of the Liberator.

Museum of Contemporary Art 

It was founded in 1986 to display different samples of Latin American art. The museum has permanent and temporary collections, within which you can find pieces of painting, sculpture, and photography.

It also has outdoor and indoor exhibition and event halls, including the stunning Joaquín de Mier outdoor theater, known locally as "the Agora."

Botanical Garden

It was created under an agreement between the University of Magdalena and the Bolivarian Museum Foundation in 2004 to take advantage of the natural advantages of the land on which the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is located. It has trees over 100 years old and includes species from all the countries of the Americas. In addition to a panoramic lake, different areas with benches, and perfect places for picnics, the Botanical Garden has a cafe and souvenir store. 

How to get to Quinta San Pedro Alejandrino?

Quinta San Pedro Alejandrino is located in Santa Marta, Colombia, just 5 kilometers from the city's Historic Center and at the foot of the low hills of the splendid Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (the highest coastal mountain in the world).

The farm's land is located in the Mamatoco neighborhood in the city's northeast, in front of the well-known Buenavista Shopping Center. There is a pedestrian and vehicular entrance to the land; 500 meters ahead is the entrance and ticket office.

You can take a cab or public transportation bus; you can also take a private car. Please note that the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is open every day of the year, except January 1. Opening hours are from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM during high season and from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM during low season.

Quinta de San Pedro's Tickets Fee 

The prices for tickets to the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino throughout the year are as follows:

  1. Children from 0 to 5 years old (Nationals and Foreigners): FREE.

  2. Children from 6 to 12 years old (Nationals and Foreigners): $15,000 COP

  3. Nationals from 13 to 64 years old: $17,000 COP

  4. Foreigners from 13 to 64 years old: $23,000 COP

  5. Nationals over 65 years old: $15,000 COP

  6. Foreigners over 65 years old: $21,000 COP

  7. Adults over 65 years of age categorized in SISBEN 1 and 2: FREE

  8. Active and retired military: FREE

You should visit the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. It is a magical place full of history, culture, and art. Since its construction, it has been a tourist reference for locals and visitors from all over Colombia and the world. Visit Santa Marta can organize your visit to the wonderful Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino; just contact us through our website.

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