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Quinta of San Pedro Alejandrino

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 02:09 Published in Places to visit in Santa Marta

 

 

 

The Hacienda Florida De San Pedro Alejandrino is a soil enriched by the greatest expressions of history, art and nature, it´s in this sacred place were the greatest of the sons of America, our Libertador Simon Bolivar had his last breath.

“La Quinta” as called by locals was founded in February 2, 1608 by the canon of the Cathedral of Santa Marta Francisco de Godoy Y Cortesia with the name "La Florida San Pedro Alejandrino," in memory of the Spanish martyr Pedro Godoy.

With the passage of time and history, the estate changed owners 15 times, among which stand noble surnames as Mondragon Orozco, Zubiría, De Mier and others. On January 9, 1808 Don Faustino de Mier y Theran bought the estate for $ 11,773 gold pesos, but years later the property was confiscated for not collaborating with the patriot cause. At the end of the second decade of the nineteenth century, the estate was awarded to the Spanish nobleman Don Joaquin de Mier y Benitez, big businessman, who intensified cultivation of sugar cane to produce Panela (sugar cane), rum and honey. Upon the death of Don Joaquin de Mier in 1861, inherited the estate his son Manuel Julian de Mier, who later on February 2, 1891 sold it to the Government of Magdalena for the sum of $ 24,000 gold pesos, being Governor Dr. Ramon Goenaga and later in 1891 it was declared National Historic Monument.

Santa Marta, Colombia

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 01:07 Published in Santa Marta

Santa Marta, or as its name says Distrito Turistico, Cultural e Historico de Santa Marta (from the Constitution of 1991), is the capital city of the Magdalena department. Founded by the Spanish conquistador Rodrigo de Bastidas on July 29, 1525 it is the oldest city in Colombia and the second oldest city in South America since the first was Cumana, located in Venezuela in 1521.