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Museo de la Ciudad, the City Museum, is situated in the old Hospital San Juan de Dios, which was built already in 1563. It was used as a hospital until 1973 and has then been restored.

The exhibitions in the museum are about the history of Quito and how people have lived in the area. It starts with Quito?s early history and goes on to colonial time and then independence, up to modern time. There are artefacts, maps, costumes, photos and models on display.

There is a nice courtyard and a café in the museum. There are also temporary exhibitions.
Admission was $3 (June 2011)
The museum is open between 9.30 - 17.30, Tuesday - Sunday.

Address: Corner of García Moreno and Rocafuerte
Directions: In Centro Histórico
Phone: 02 - 295 3643
Website: http://www.museociudadquito.gov.ec

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  • Written Oct 29, 2011
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