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Museo Casa Manuela Sáenz - Museum Quito - Ecuador

Without a doubt, the most important woman in South America's Independence Wars was Manuela Sáenz. She is known by most as Libertador Simón Bolívar's confidant, but she was a military commander in her own right. The museum's 11 rooms recount the life of this Quiteña, from birth until her death in Paita, Perú. On exhibit are not only her items, but also those of Antonio Sucre and Bolívar. Museo Manuela Sáenz also displays a series of paintings by Adriana Méndez, dipicting the lives of Sáenz, Bolívar and Sucre.


Junín Oe113 and Montúfar, Barrio San Marcos

Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador

Museum Types:
Historical museum, History

Getting There

The museum is in the Centro Histórico, behind the Convento de Santa Catalina. Take the Ecovía to La Marín or the Trole to Santo Domingo. From either stop, it is only a 3-4 block walk.

Travel Tips:

Noches Patrimoniales, tours of the museum are done by guides in period costumes and cost $6.

Price Description:

ADMISSON: $4 adults, $1.50 students and seniors, $1 children. Includes guided tour (in Spanish) and video (in English). (English speaking guide with previous date).

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m

Open Hours to:Monday-Friday 5 p.m.

Days Closed:May open other days or hours under request.

You Need to Bring:

To learn more about the Wars of Independence, visit Casa Museo Sucre, and then see Sucre's tomb in the Catedral.

Currencies accepted
US dollar

Contact Information:
Phone: 02-228-3908, Cel: 09-9873-7387

Here are other activities in and around Centro Histórico that may be of interest: Museo Alberto Mena Caamaño, Museo Franciscano, Museo Del Padre Almeida, Museo Casa de Sucre, Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia, Centro De Arte Contemporáneo De Quito, Museo Numismático del Banco Central, Museo de la Ciudad, Museo De Acuarela y Dibujo Muñoz Mariño and Iglesia y Museo de Santo Domingo.

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