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Museo Manuela Saenz, Quito

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Established in tribute to an important figure in Ecuador's struggle for independence, Museo Manuela Saenz remains a major attraction in Quito's old town. Personal items like ornaments made from ivory, paintings, sculptures, documents, and china offer invaluable insight into Saenz's life. Pay special attention to items marked with the initials "SB"--these belonged to Saenz's lover Simon Bolivar. Guided tours are in Spanish, but private tours in English can be easily arranged. Plan your Museo Manuela Saenz visit and explore what else you can see and do in Quito using our Quito itinerary builder.
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  • We had to knock on the door three times to get in. The gatekeeper was unfriendly. The museum at least let us know about her romantic, warrior and caring sides, but was not worth it as a destination.  more »
  • The museum is quite small. It, however, has some great personal artifacts from Simon Bolivar and Manuela Saenz. It is a great place to visit to after lunch or during a rainy day. They lastly offer tou...  more »
  • Museum is small but has some unique Bolivar and Manuela Saenz personal artifacts for both die-hard fans and the interested ones. Very pleasant surprise.  more »
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  • Was ok, im not a big fan of museums but overall its a food experience
  • Awesome
  • It is located in a historic mansion. 11 exhibition halls with personal objects of Manuela Sáenz activist political Quito which formed an important part of the Ecuadorian libertarian exploits can be found on the 3 floors. You can find works of art, books, weapons and some letters he received from the Liberator Simón Bolívar with whom he had an affectionate relationship. I recommend it widely.
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  • With the liberator of the Liberator for a large and anfictionica homeland. Athemay Sterling Acosta "Was an exchange of glances between Bolívar y Sáenz which changed the history of Latin America and stoked the libertarian cause". Alvarez said that Bolívar was not the only foreigner who was captivated by the passionate fire that beats in the pupils of the Quito.
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  • Excellent, much of history, which not only belong to Manuela Sáenz. Gallery of ancient weapons and Christs to a suitcase that originally belonged to the sinking of the Titanic in perfect condition.
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