The Ethnohistoric Museum of Handicrafts of Ecuador features an impressive collection which takes visitors on a cultural journey through the indigenous highland Indian, Amazonian Indian, Afro-Ecuadorian and ‘montubian’ (coastal) worlds. It's housed in a specially-built structure, located inside the "Middle of the World Village" (entrance $2-3), which allows you to take an elevator to the 5th floor and stroll down through each level which all feature striking and authentic examples of the country's diverse lifestyles.

Here in one extensive collection you'll see examples of the whole range of indigenous crafts: weaving, ceramics, silver, gold, vegetable ivory and wood used to create the most appealing examples of artisan works. There's also a fair trade shop.