History, beauty and tourist importance, are words that help us define the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino in Santa Marta. The Quinta is an ancient big farm (hacienda) where the liberator Simón Bolívar died. Today the surroundings are also a large botanical garden, with its art museum that exhibits the works of artists from ‘bolivarian’ nations, those liberated by Simón Bolívar. The Quinta is an oasis within the city of Santa Marta and it is worth visiting every corner. You can visit it accompanied by a tour guide who are hired (by a voluntary donation), in the same place.
How to get to the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
Taxi. The easiest way to get there is to take a taxi. The taxi fare will depend on where you are, it could be from $6,000 to about $10,000 COP or more if you are in a very remote part of the city.
Bus. If you decide to take a bus to get to the Quinta de San Pedro, what you need to know is the route that take you there is any that goes to Mamatoco. No problem if you are in Taganga, the Historical Center or El Rodadero, just ask at the front desk where you can take the bus. The bus fare is $2,000 COP or $2,050 on sundays and holidays for the regular buses. For the new ones the fare is $2,100 COP and $2,150 on sundays and holidays. The time from El Rodadero to Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is about 45 minutes, from the Historical Center or Taganga it will take about 30 minutes.
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino entrance fees
The entrance fees for the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino depend on the origin and age of the visitor. They keep the same fees all year round. The admission tickets are sold at the ticket office at the entrance of the Quinta. All prices here are in colombian pesos (COP).
- Colombian adult: $17,000
- Foreigner adult: $23,000
- Children: $15,000
- Colombian adult older than 65 years old: $15,000
- Foreigner adult older than 65 years old: $21,000
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino hours
Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino opens at 9:00 am and allows entrance until 4:30 pm in low season, in high season they allow entrance until 5:30 pm. It closes at 5:30 pm in low season and at 6:00 pm in high season.
The cafeteria and souvenir shop is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The only days in which there are important changes in the time schedule at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino are December 24th and 31st, in both cases they open at 9:00 am and close at 1:00 pm. The only day of the year when they do not open is January 1st.