For some time the two sisters of the Venezuelan “Libertador”, the famous Simón Bolívar lived in the octagonal building by the sea while Bolívar worked and studied in a small house on a hill overlooking the busy harbor of Willemstad, the island’s capital. The house on the hill where Bolívar worked no longer exists, but the “Octagon” (which over the years became the name by which this landmark is known) on the beach facing the vast continent across the blue Caribbean has withstood the test of time rather well. The "Octagon" has been lovingly restored by the Curacao Monument Foundation and the Avila Beach Hotel, on the grounds of which the property stands. Today the museum serves as a small museum in memory of the Curacao connection to Simón Bolívar and is open on several mornings a week. The venue can also be rented for weddings or other gatherings.