Birthplace of Simon Bolivar
Visiting the house where national hero Simon Bolivar was born can prove both educational and quite alluring.
Crucial local history.
In 1783, the man who would one day become the Father of the Country and leader of independence movements throughout Latin America was born in this typically Spanish colonial home dating from 1680. The house, with its central courtyard and surrounding rooms, was donated to the Venezuelan state by relatives of Simon Bolivar in 1912, although it was not inaugurated as a museum until 1921. Currently, what was the office has been decorated with murals by Tito Salas, depicting the most salient moments in the national hero's life. Also, the baptismal font in which Bolivar was baptized has been installed in the courtyard. The museum is open free of charge from Tuesday to Saturday.
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