Manuela Saenz Museum
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Manuela Saenz Museum, located in Quito, seeks for the rescue of a forgotten, lost and underestimated side in the history of Independence of the Spanish in what now is the Ecuadorian territory.

 

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Manuela Saenz Museum, located in Quito, seeks for the rescue of a forgotten, lost and underestimated side in the history of Independence of the Spanish in what now is the Ecuadorian territory.  This is the side of an important person, not only  for the Liberator Simón Bolívar but also for the Independence of Latin America: Manuela Saenz, also known as  "Libertadora del Libertador", the liberator of the liberator .

 

Manuela Sáenz was born in Quito. She was a political activist, the first that can be considered feminists, the latter taking into account the historical context in which he lived. When Bolivar arrived in Quito they met, struck up a loving relationship and since then Manuelita became the partner of Bolivar. She participated in all political activities during the independence.  Also she took part in various struggles for independence, with outstanding participation, especially in the famous Battle of Pichincha.

 

The museum is located in an old mansion in the downtown of Quito. It has three floors with 11 different areas of exhibitions, where are displayed art, books, weapons and personal belongings of this remarkable woman, Simon Bolivar and Antonio Jose de Sucre. It also shows the letters between the two Liberators: Manuela Saenz and Simón Bolivar.

 

Manuela Sáenz Museum:
Telephone: (+5932) 228 3908

 

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Manuela Saenz museum is located in Quito Downtown Center, in Junin St. 709 and Montúfar Street.

 

The museum opens its doors from Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

 

Inside the museum you can find guided tours and a souvenir shop.

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