"Casa de Alabado Museum of Pre-Colombian Art" Museums Tip by JessieLang

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by JessieLang
  • Casa de Alabado Museum of Pre-Colombian Art - Quito
  • The Museum Courtyard - Quito
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  • Casa de Alabado Museum of Pre-Colombian Art - Quito

This is a private museum housed in a colonial mansion that was built in 1671. The house is interesting in itself, and the collection is very good. Items are arranged by theme rather than chronologically?Metalwork, spirit houses, ancestors, shamans, etc.

Electronic audioguides are available in English or Spanish for $3, or you can take a 45-minute guided tour in English, Spanish or French. Tours are at 10:30, 12:30 or 3. There is a fee, but I?m not sure of the amount. It is more than the audio-guide.

Until Oct. 30, there is also a special exhibit of Amulets of Pre-Colombian Ecuador.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30-5:30; Sunday, 10-4 - Admission: $4
Photos without flash are permitted.


Address: Cuenca street 335, between Bolivar & Rocafuerte.
Directions: Between Santa Clara and San Francisco churches
Phone: 228-0940

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 16, 2011
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