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Address: Cuenca N1-41 | Bolivar, Near Plaza San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador
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Casa del Alabado is a non-profit institution supported by individuals and...

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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Full Day Tour, Museum and Traditions of Quito
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Beautifully presented

Well presented exhibition of pre Colombian artifacts exhibited in a very thoughtful way. In each section there are plenty of explanations in English. Most enjoyable.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Preston, Lancashire
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Preston, Lancashire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well presented exhibition of pre Colombian artifacts exhibited in a very thoughtful way. In each section there are plenty of explanations in English. Most enjoyable.

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Ibarra, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this small, but super interesting and elegant museum. They have a fine collection of pre-Columbian art, with detailed explanations that offer the visitor a complete perspective of Andean cultures.

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Maryland
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an excellent display of pre-Colombian art. Highly recommended. The very early icons are particularly beautiful.

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Bolivia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What did I learn about pre-Columbian art? Answer: not much. This museum was designed to do away with employees and make money for some one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite museum in Quito. It is full of pre-Columbian, well preserved artifacts. The building is beautiful and the displays are very well done! They have individual handheld guides in English. Signs/displays are in Spanish and English. You are allowed to take all the pictures you want as long as there is no flash. My little brother loved... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This was well worth the time to visit. We learned a great deal about the history of the area. A number of other visitors were walking through the museum and I think they missed a lot by not reading the descriptions and the other signs. We found this a great sight to learn history.

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NEW YORK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This museum was recommended to me by a guide who has previously worked in Museums. My husband and I went on our last day not knowing much about the museum and not knowing what to expect. So we get there and feel kinda disappointed because we realize it's pre-Columbian collections and usually I find these things less than exciting. But... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you are not a fan of Colonial history, this is the place in Quito that you want to visit. It specializes in pre-Columbian history and artifacts and it tells the story of those times in a thoughtful and appealing way. The Collection is very well presented in an attractive building and the price of admission includes a free recorded... More 

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Martinique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Small museum, privately run so a little more expensive. If you are interested in this subject then a must. Presentations well done and museum full of light and even a green planted wall. A small courtyards where you can have simple but good lunch or local chocolate, quietanf peacefully away from the crowds

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It's 95% art and 5% museum. Very well done art displays and nice pieces. I learned, upon asking, that 50% of the pieces have been restored, which explains their good shape. I was very disappointed to find no maps; no chronology of cultures; and displays that mixed the many coastal cultures with Amazon and HIghland cultures. Virtually every intro text... More 

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