Museo Manuela Saenz

Museo Manuela Saenz, Quito: Address, Phone Number, Museo Manuela Saenz Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Manuela Saenz
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This museum contains her history, paintings, stamps and personal effects of Manuela Saenz.
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Johana
Newark, NJ7 contributions
I loved this Musuem!
Jan. 2020
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!
Written 9 February 2020
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EC170608
Vacaville, CA308 contributions
Not very interesting and over priced
Dec. 2019
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 finally stopped by to visit.

Compared to the many amazing places I've visited in Quito, this was time and money best spent elsewhere. If I had it to do over, I would pass on this, miss listening to the rude docent and his anti-European, political commentary.

Just sayin'...........
Written 7 January 2020
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Jack H
Greenville, SC2,296 contributions
Small But Interesting
Oct. 2018 • Solo
Manuela Saenz was closely attached to one of South America's greatest heroes, Simon Bolivar. In what way exactly? Not sure, but the house she lived in, quite interesting in itself, as architecture, has been given over to celebrating her, and more so to honoring Bolivar. It is probably not essential to visit this place, but I enjoyed a short visit. There is not much info in English, but a very helpful young man spoke to me of the place and offered to explain anything I didn't understand.

I should say that it's a bit quirky, in that not all of it is devoted directly to Manuela or Bolivar. One room on the upper floor is devoted to large crucifixes - there are at least seven or eight in a row. Another, on the ground floor focuses on religious paintings and statuary, from I'm guessing local churches. I doubt you'd spend more time than a half hour or so here, but it is inexpensive, and if you happen to be in that section of the old town, why not?
Written 1 November 2018
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aaron f
Alicante, Spain35 contributions
interesting and historic!
Jan. 2018 • Couples
me and my wife visited this museum after several attempts to go here as most days it is closed for some unknown reason. however when we went inside it was such an incredible place, and we learnt so much about manuela saenz, the information is vast and the tour guide was helpful.
Written 29 August 2018
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Julie E
Columbia, SC5 contributions
A super interesting museum
Feb. 2018
Manuela Saenz is probably someone you’ve never heard of, but she was very important in the drive for independence from from Spain. She was the lover of Simon Bolivar, but she did so much more. The museum has artifacts relating to her life as well as Bolivar’s. An must see museum for anyone interested in women’s history.
Written 11 February 2018
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Alex M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida35 contributions
Small but interesting
Oct. 2017 • Couples
If you appreciate smaller museums that rely on hard work, donations and small entrance fees then this is worth an hour or so of your time.

Manuela Sáenz is a fascinating person with strong ties to Simon Bolivar but not just as a girlfriend but as a great revolutionary in her own right. She spoke multiple languages and helped organize and lead parts of the revolution but was denied her rightful place in history until the 20th century.

We had a private tour for a few dollars more by a thoughtful and knowledgeable guide.
Written 21 October 2017
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chris r
atlanta, GA23 contributions
Bolivar's GF
Oct. 2016 • Friends
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.
Written 22 October 2016
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Henry P
81 contributions
A cool little museum.
Aug. 2015
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 tours in English if you are proficient in Spanish.
Written 26 July 2016
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Caminante0709
Miami, FL15 contributions
Definitely worth seeing!!!
Jun. 2016 • Business
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.
Written 22 June 2016
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Lizara K
Seoul195 contributions
Good tour, subject matter is not that interesting
Jan. 2016 • Couples
We were given a private tour in excellent English by a woman who seemed really knowledgeable about the things in the museum. Some of the old books and letters were quite interesting, and the room with all the different statues of Christ on the cross was quite good. Unfortunately, while the story of Manuela and Simon is compelling, the history kind of just goes on and on and the tour lasted about twice as long as my interest in the subject, so it did get a bit boring after a while. They also don't allow photos. All in all, it's not a bad way to spend an hour or so, but it's probably missable for most people
Written 16 January 2016
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