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Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art Admission Ticket
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Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art Admission Ticket
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Casa del Alabado is a non-profit institution supported by individuals and private companies, established with the purpose of preserving and sharing the legacy of Pre-Columbian cultures in Ecuador.
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Cuenca N 1-41 | Bolivar, Near Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best Museums I ever visited. The pieces shown are exceptional throughout. The presentation is state of the art. Sadly, the descriptions are totally insufficient. You can borrow a catalog to take along, which helps a bit. The other downside: no wifi for...More

Thank Burkhardgn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was amazed when I walked into this old house in the old town of Quito (a bit hard to find), and discovered a contemporary museum of pre-colonial art, magnificently curated, arranged, and instructively commented (in Spanish and English). For me this unexpected surprise became...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pre-Columbian collection is beautifully presented and very informative. We went back twice to view in more depth after more reading about the early cultures that made the artifacts presented.

Thank Davidtaft
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a n amazing museum. The displays of pre columbian artifacts take you into an utterly alien world. Grotesque statues, unusual pots and wonderful jewellery like nothing you have seen before My number one favorite experience in Quito

Thank seattaxi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Yucatan and have visited a LOT of pre-Columbian historical museums. This one is just outstanding. The old building itself is beautiful; they did a great job of renovating into a modern museum without losing the original charm. Displays are breathtaking; spaced out...More

1  Thank sierradave1
Reviewed 17 June 2018

The museo is not chronologically organized but by themes: great museography and visuals supporting the visit. A real find. World class museum in Quito!

Thank VNL56
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Beautiful, peaceful and very thoughtful. A museum to take your time. They loaned me a large guidebook in English that explained much of the spiritual meaning of the work. "The dead are like a seed planted in the ground from which life springs. A grave...More

Thank rosokas
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Well worth a visit. Upon entry a guide will explain the museum or go around with you. The artefacts are briefly explained and well displayed. Explains some of the cultural background to the country and it's culture.

1  Thank MilkoHastings_UK
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

This was an incredibly well designed and well curated museum. It takes you through and explains key concepts about pre-Colombian life in Ecuador (in both English and Spanish). It was so fascinating, and a great way to START my time in Ecuador, because it showed...More

1  Thank Zayna B
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Remarkable display of near-perfect indigenous art of tribes prior to the rise of the Inca. The museum is in the first house built in Quito in 1671 and is around the corner from the 5 star Casa Gangotena Hotel and Plaza San Francisco. This neighborhood...More

Thank Joy V
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