Museo de la Ciudad
Museo de la Ciudad
4.5

Top ways to experience Museo de la Ciudad and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Reach out directly

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles343 reviews
Excellent
169
Very good
125
Average
43
Poor
6
Terrible
0

TravelT66
Boston, MA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We happened on this museum, built in an old hospital while wandering in the centro historico. It was well done, well-sized, interactive, and really helped us have a good sense for Quito and Ecuador. Bonus exhibits about the hospital and plant medicine were terrific.
Written 12 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

koala602
London, UK107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Such an underrated place! The museum is well set out and super engaging (we are not really museum people!) and the setting is calm and tranquil. Really should be in the top 10 things to do in Quito!!
Written 7 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,866 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This museum has a bit of history of the city of Quito and some rooms dedicated more to nature and geography. Sounds like a children's museum to me.
Written 6 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TrewinDorset
Christchurch295 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This is a lovely building made into a great musuem - don't miss some of the beautiful inlaid flors.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit exploring the building and its displays.

I hope that the musuem can partner with a local english language college to get English explanations for the exhibits. There is just too much information for basic Spanish and a Translate app to do it justice. Quito has so much fascinating history, please share it with us non-Spanish speakers!
Written 2 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Judith R
Cincinnati, OH325 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The Museo de la Ciudad provides a well-maintained and informative timeline of the evolution of Quito and the surrounding area. The courtyards are particularly lovely as a place to rest from walking the city. I would have rated it a 5 if there had been access to detailed explanations in English.
Written 6 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kevin Peralta
Carchi Province, Ecuador6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This museum is in the historic center of Quito, before it was an old hospital, it was the first hospital in the Royal Audience of Quito, it has its own church, it is small and has gold and silver ornaments. The rate is cheap, it is a great museum with rooms dedicated to a pre-colonial life, colonial and when Quito was inhabited by nomadic communities before the Inca empire. Inside the museum there is area dedicated plants and animals. You can see old picture, artworks with stones and cow bones, also armor and old guns. I recommend visited because you learned about much old Quito.
Written 29 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Faye G
Brea, CA493 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We enjoyed this stop on our all day excursion through Quito. We only had one day before our cruise and so much was crammed it. I love this building architecture. It is beautiful grounds.
Written 8 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jess P
Durham, NC32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Through the bridge entrance that crosses La Ronda, there is a phenomenal modern exhibit. I believe it rotates, however, when I visited in January 2020 it was an incredible art exhibit speaking to the topic of immigration and migration, both internationally and in relation to Ecuador. There is also a rooftop garden directly above that which is so peaceful and has great views of the city, mountains, and sunset. This was one of my favorite places to go to read and write!
Written 6 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA4,120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We thought this museum was outstanding. Housed in the old hospital, the history of Quito is so nicely laid out in such an intelligent fashion, that it is a joy to walk from one room to another and discover such clever things - like the map inlaid in the floor, or the flooring put together like a jigsaw puzzle. Great hand-carved artifacts and replica dolls of various indigenous people, this museum is not to be missed.
Written 4 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

mariaissa2016
Vancouver, Canada46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This museum was beautifully organized, presented and curated. It traced Ecuador from pre-history to the present day - and everything was illustrated in context. The information was available not only in Spanish but English and Qechua. Nice. Now for the really extra cool things: the floors - while the parquet floors were polished to a slippery shine, in one of the galleries, there was an image of ?Quito on the floor, made of different woods. Sensational!!! The whole place is impressive.
Written 4 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 176
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Museo de la Ciudad - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024) - Tripadvisor

All Quito HotelsQuito Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Quito
All things to do in Quito
Day Trips in QuitoZoos & Aquariums in Quito
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday homesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire