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. Put Museo Manuela Saenz and other Quito attractions into our Quito trip itinerary builder tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • for the ones that love stories about Strong Women this is the museum for you!... Our guide was a young student who knew how to tell a story.. I loved it!  more »
  • I blame Netflix for wasting my time and money here. I watched the Bolivar series on Netflix and I knew this museum was here. After many years of visiting Quito and poking around in the corners, I...  more »

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