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Address: Mariano Calvache E18-94 y Lorenzo Chavez | Barrio Bellavista, Quito 170122, Ecuador
Phone Number:
5932446455
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist...

This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín including posters, signed prints and colonial religious art.

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Cultural Tour of Quito Including Artisan Chocolate Tasting
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Museums of Quito

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IF you an art lover this is ANOTHER of Quito's "Must Sees"

My friend & local guide extraordinaire, suggested visiting this venue. It's a great way to send a few hours taking in the art and life of Ecuador's most famous painter [unable to... read more

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Elgin, South Carolina
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend & local guide extraordinaire, suggested visiting this venue. It's a great way to send a few hours taking in the art and life of Ecuador's most famous painter [unable to include name.. auto-correct would NOT accept actual spelling]. We had a very well informed English speaking tour guide in the actual museum, explaining the meaning and background of... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A tour of the famous Ecuadorian painter Oswaldo Guayasamín´s home and beautiful grounds is well worth it in addition to a visit to the Capilla de Hombre next door. Beautiful and culturally important museum in the home and studio of Guayasamin who dealt with social justice themes whose work is filled with power and meaning. The view of Quito from... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This art gallery and tour of the artist's home were highlights of our trip to Quito. The guides rush you a little bit, but you are free to stay as long as you want after the tour. Guayasimin was an artist I'd never heard of but I've come to enjoy and appreciate what he was attempting to in his artwork... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ticket covers the Guayasamin Museum (which is essentially the artist's house and contents that he donated to the Ecuadorian State before his death in 1999) and the La Capilla del Hombre gallery which was built to display some of his greatest works. Guided tours in English (and Spanish) take place regularly - you can only visitt he house as... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Guayasamin Museum and house. The guide was exceptional. She was an ex journalist and took her time explaining all the art works. There was a small group of students with us as well. We enjoyed a quick walk through his house and were thrilled to see his studio and personal pictures. Found his connections very interesting, i.e.... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house by itself is worth the $4.50 taxi trip from El Centro. Even if you are not a fan of Guayasamin's paintings, it is woderful to see his works in other mediums, as well as the works of other artists (Monet, Picasso, etc) and the fabulous furnishings.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing museum, great tour guide. We visited the museum with my kids (15, 12 and 9 years old) and the whole family enjoyed it. The top 1 in Quito!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best artist you've probably never heard of. Museum and home are fascinating! We spent hours here and it wasn't enough.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The home itself had a mandatory guided tour which was rushed and hurried. The guide seemed bored with his job and just wanted to get it over with. The museum next door was self guided and was excellent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guayasamin painted depressing art. He was always portraying the pain and suffering of one population or another. He was friendly with Castro and Chavez (two left wing dictators) but opposed to the right wing ones (e.g. Pinochet). You can also visit his home which is right next door where he collected many works by other artists. Definitely worth a visit.

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