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Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Quito: 5 reviews and 13 photos

  Mike in the gardens by the gallery
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      Mike in the gardens by the gallery
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      Old-time press at the centre
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      The atrium of the renovated centre
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      Gardens in the southern end of the centre
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  • Entrance to the centre from Plaza Grande - Quito
      Entrance to the centre from Plaza Grande
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The Centro Cultural Metropolitano, located in the old Central Bank building, is an interesting foray by the city into the realm of modern, converted-building museums. The structure is a beautiful neo-Classical one that is typical of bank and central bank buildings around the world. It has since been converted to a space in which various cultural institutions have found a home. Some of the halls are now occupied by libraries (not open to the general public), while others have been converted into small galleries that feature free exhibitions of work by artists, both local and foreign. The courtyards are covered and have cafés and patios for people to read and relax. When I visited the Centre in July 2010, there was a free exhibition of works by artists from the Spanish city of Cádiz that stressed the transatlantic artistic relationship.

Address: Eugenio Espejo and Sebastian Benalcazar
Directions: Just west of the Cathedral
Phone: 3952300
Website: http://www.quitocultura.info/

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  • Updated Aug 18, 2010
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