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Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art

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Address: Malecon Simon Bolivar and Calle Loja, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
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We had an extra day in Guayaquil before going to the Galapagos Islands and decided to visit this museum due to its location to our hotel. It was a pleasant surprise, seeing the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an extra day in Guayaquil before going to the Galapagos Islands and decided to visit this museum due to its location to our hotel. It was a pleasant surprise, seeing the cultural wood carvings and pottery; even though it was pretty sparse, it was worth an hour of time and there was no charge to enjoy and learn.... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Good place to visit if you want to know a little more about Ecuador. Nice ceramic collection and very interesting pictures. The museum is located in a very touristic place ate the Guayas river.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Amazing amount of Central and South American ceramic pottery. Unfortunately all descriptions are in Spanish only so we wish we had an English speaking guide for a tour. Could have spent much more time here.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This seems to be a huge building but there was very little to see. The best exhibit was of ancient pottery, but since they don't allow photography of any kind (with or without flash), I'm willing to bet you haven't heard of their collection. They're doing a magnificent job of keeping it a secret. Sorry I can't include a photo... More 

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Murten, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

information about the history and formation of Ecuador is extremly interesting and dense. The presentation is rather poor - one has to read a lot of text with no highlighted words or phrases. I tired very quickly, and asked for a guide. There are not guided tours, no audioguide, nothing. The comtemporaneous art exposition was interesting. Unfortunately the toilets were... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

this is an interesting museum, shows some nice art plus a good combination of ancient pottery from princess-Inca cultures. while the art is interesting, I found the Anthropology aspects way more interesting.

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 hours visiting this museum and were accompanied by a docent who spoke excellent English for most of the exhibits on the main floor. They were well lit and identified and traced the anthropological and historical roots of Guayaquil. The dioramas were extremely well done. The second floor was not as organized and the only area of interest... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Although I wasn't that impressed by the contemporary art, the anthropology section is excellent, showing unique pottery and items from the many civilizations of the country.

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Thank Errol P
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

It has a little part of antropology, but few information of the pieces in exposition, there are some videos without translation for english. And in the modern part of the museum there was a little exposition of one author. Both were free.

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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

First the entrance upstairs was closed and we though the museum was closed also. When we looked further we found another entrance at the lower level. Inside half of the museum was not in use and the other half was ok. Everything in Spanish and I missed the age of a lot of artifacts. If you really have nothing to... More 

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