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Just walking around on the last day of our recent trip to Quito, taking time to visit shops and talk to people without any agenda turned out to be one of my best days in Quito.
We found this little place and stopped in to...More
Based in a colonial house dating back to the sixteenth century, this museum holds much of the blood and gory Colonial period pieces. The use of the extreme depictions were meant to literally put the fear of God into the indigenous peoples, so they would...More
The art and furnishings in this museum are exquisite, with displays seen no where else. Rooms face the beautiful inner courtyard, and walls are thick. Paintings from the 16th century, as well as early sculpture predate the Quito School paintings. Well worth a visit.
Come here first before seeing some of the other colonial sites in Quito. This museum provides a good overview of colonial art and can help to illuminate some of its themes and styles which is helpful when viewing colonial art in the neighboring churches and...More
We were actually looking for a different museum when we stumbled on this one and decided to go in. All the buildings in Old Town have beautiful open courtyards with the rooms facing inward. The art was displayed according to periods. It also has a...More