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Prohibido Centro Cultural

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Fun, interesting

This is a museum-like space that explores erotica, offers shows, and is worth the time for an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cuenca, Ecuador
A Great Collection of Ghoulish, Macabre Art with Interactive Opportunities

My husband and I are fans of weird, unusual ideas, sights, places, art, etc., and the Prohibido... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Cuenca, Ecuador
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Coffee Museum, dedicated to Extreme Art,in it's various expressions: music, theater, painting, sculpture, video art, etc.. .since 1996, located in the city of Cuenca, Ecuador in the traditional sector of "El Vado". In response, beginning in a...more
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Calle Peatonal La Condamine 12-102 | Sector: El Vado, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum-like space that explores erotica, offers shows, and is worth the time for an unusual exploration of Cuenca.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HopShallen
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This cultural center has many skulls, modifications of crucifixes and other interpretations of Jesus/Mary etc. Cuencans will not go as they are suspicious of the negative spirits from the mutilations on their treasured religious symbols. The detail and size of the art is interesting. However,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Savannah N
Reviewed 29 May 2018

I read the reviews of the place here, and was anxious to visit. My wife and I flew into Cuenca and since our hotel room was not yet ready (7:15am), we went to have breakfast and then visit this museum. It costs $1.50 to enter....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Six times in Cuenca and we had no idea this place even existed until I accidentally came across it on TripAdvisor and we are so glad we did. For $1.50 admission, you will receive more than a dozen fold in enjoyment in return. We learned...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ryan J
Reviewed 27 April 2018

My husband and I are fans of weird, unusual ideas, sights, places, art, etc., and the Prohibido Centro Cultura did not disappoint! We were fortunate that the artist and collector responsible for the Center was there today, and we had an interesting chat with him....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rockon2018
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

It was $1.50 entry and is worth it, as it’s very strange! The owners Dad made everything in there - it’s cool and weird! I wish we knew more about the thought behind it all, but nonetheless - go have a look! There’s a really...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Not really a museum, or a gallery. The artist’s work had been banned from public display by the government so it now lives in this place. Some things ugly, some things amusing but nothing pretty. Heavy sexual overtones. Don’t take children - you’ll be trying...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Becky M
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Go get your picture taken in a coffin or a guillotine. Not for children or easily offended people. Be sure to look in the grates for surprise underground exhibits.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank buzzinaround
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The Cuenca walking tour pointed out this cafe/art/curio place to us - and we're glad we returned to check it out. It's only a dollar and if you have a taste for the unusual and appreciate the vision of an artist you will enjoy the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Jameswhitehead99
Reviewed 6 January 2017

So if you have a slightly kinky side, you should check this place out. Not really BDSM, but think skulls, death, destruction. I liked it and Marta who runs the place is interesting too.

Date of experience: January 2017
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