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Museo Manuela Saenz

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Museo Manuela Saenz

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Barrio San Marcos, Centro Historico, Quito Ecuador
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Johana wrote a review Feb 2020
Newark, New Jersey7 contributions
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!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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EC170608 wrote a review Jan 2020
Vacaville, California309 contributions186 helpful votes
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'...........
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Jack H wrote a review Nov 2018
Greenville, South Carolina2,304 contributions561 helpful votes
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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?
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Date of experience: October 2018
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aaron f wrote a review Aug 2018
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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.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Julie E wrote a review Feb 2018
Columbia, South Carolina5 contributions
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.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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