Marqués de Valdehoyos House
Calle de la Factoria

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In Colonial times, this was the largest private house in Cartagena. Cultural activities take place here, on a regular basis. Originally, the residence of the Marquis of Valdehoyos, who made a fortune trading flour and slaves. (for more information about slaves in cartagena see San Peter Claver). He was authorized by the Spanish Crown to "import" and sell slaves. Around 1830, this house was the temporally residence of the then ailing, Simon Bolivar, who enventually died at a private estate in nearby Santa Marta on the Caribbean.
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