Located in the heart of Old Town Quito, this museum safeguards the memories of Manuela Saenz, Quito's illustrious daughter known as the "Liberator of the Liberator" for her political and military roles during the wars of Independence in Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. After the death of her lover Simón Bolívar in 1830, she was deported to Jamaica for political reasons. She lived in exile in Paita, a small coastline town in Peru where she died in 1856. This museum contains her history, paintings, stamps and personal effects. Entrance is free with the purchase of one of the books about the heroine's life.