Simona Duque de Alzate, national heroine, lived and died in this house.
Great in sacrifice
Noble in love for the country
Tribute of the Colombian Academy of History at the centenary of her death
Simona Duque de Alzate was born in Marinilla (Colombia) and she is one of the Colombian heroine along with a bit famous Policarpa Salavarrieta.
Simona gave her seven sons to join colonel José María Córdoba’s troops in Antioquia for liberating Colombia under Spanish domination. The independence war was led by Simon Bolívar.
It was nice to live in Marinilla and listened Simona Duque’s story all over again from diferent people who felt so proud of this woman. It was nice go to the Simona Duque’s theatre to see musical performance and it was very warmful to hear Marinillos (Marinilla’s people) saiyng that I am their second Simona and I should definitely stay there to achieve great success and reborn Marinilla’s fame 🙂