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Address: Garcia Moreno 572 y Rocafuerte, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Wonderful Museum on the History of Quito

My wife and I were looking for something a little different and our driver suggested this museum. I am so glad he did. It gave us the history of the City of Quito from ancient... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited several Quito museums to get the best understanding possible, with this one helping me understand Quito after the Spanish arrived. Not much of the museum signage is in English, so a guide is necessary. Exhibits are interesting and explain much of the turmoil that occurred during this later period. Cost is $1.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for something a little different and our driver suggested this museum. I am so glad he did. It gave us the history of the City of Quito from ancient times up to modern day. It was very interesting. I highly recommend this for anyone visiting the city of Quito.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really great theme to illustrate Quito through 10 millennia but Museum can't quite live up to promise. The English language illustrations are rare and not as involved as those in Spanish. The combination with the 450 year old hospital is badly illustrated and not explained in English So improvement would enhance this site with great potential. The chapel is... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entry included a guided tour, which really adds value. The museum depicts the history of the city with some well thought out rooms. Some rooms are rebuilding complete historical streets, that you can then walk through. Much attention to detail; like the intricate design of the floors. We were not disappointed, definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is keep pretty tidy and is beautiful. Tours at the museum are quite to the point and the guides always offer that extra information when you ask. A good experience!1

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This place is free, which is just as although it is a very nice building, it was a bit on the boring side. I speak low-medium level Spanish but even so, I found it a bit boring. There was a nice display of photos from the late 19th century through to the mid 20th of city sights but if it... More 

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Preston, Lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The museum is housed in a former hospital and it covers the history of Quito from the earliest prehistory. In each section there are explanations in English as well as Spanish for each room and there is imaginative use of various presentation techniques ranging from standard displays to impressive diaramas, mannequins, reconstructions of historic settings, TV and video. Apart from... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Museo de la Ciudad was an excellent stop in Quito. The museum is in an old city hospital, and the building itself was a gem not to be missed. The rooms went by century, starting with the earliest native people and extending up to the twentieth century. The exhibits were extremely well done and very interesting. A great way to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Holy cow this place was educational. It covers the entire history of Quito from about 8000 b.c. to present. My girlfriend and I spent almost 4 hours wandering through their extensive collection of art, artifacts, and historical buildings. What at first appears to be a relatively small museum grouped around a single courtyard turned into a sprawling museum, which I'm... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This museum explains the history of colonial Quito with wax displays. Signs are only in Spanish and might not make it worth a visit if your Spanish is not that good.

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