Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
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Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

Begun in the 17th century, and most famous as the place where Simón Bolívar spent the final days of his life and died in 1830, this hacienda on the east side of the city was an agricultural estate for centuries. Today it is a cultural complex that includes the Museo Bolivariano de Arte, with works inspired by the man who is revered as the father of six countries—Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. Visitors can also tour the restored main house and an extensive botanical garden that includes several monuments to Bolívar. The Altar de la Patria is the most impressive, a white neoclassical temple-like structure surrounded by a colonnade.

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