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Museo Manuela Saenz, Quito
(4.3/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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. 
  • Exhibits a variety of parts and belongings of Manuela Sáenz, books, frames, beauty accessories, and weapons of the own manuelita, is without a doubt an entertaining walk through time to understand a little more influence so imposing woman in the life of Simón Bolívar. The Museum also displays on its first floor a collection of Christs of the epoch of the Quito School, and their last room a collection of weapons from different ages and origins. It is a museum with a cost of $4 dollars per adult, the route is guided and lasts approximately 45 minutes.
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  • 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 »
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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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  • So bad is that the entry is paid.
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  • "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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  • It is fantastic because it talks about the love of simon bolivar and manuela
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