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  Casa de la Cultura, Latacunga
by MalenaN

The Casa de la Cultura in Latacunga is built over the old Jesuit watermill Molinos de Monserrat and part of the mill is incorporated in the new building. In Casa de la Cultura an Ethnographic Museum is housed and I came here to see those exhibitions.

When I arrived the staff hadn’t returned from their lunch yet, so I sat down on the old stone steps to wait. Soon they came and I paid the admission which was $0.50 (July 2011). It turned out a guided tour, in Spanish, was included. I was shown around the museum and got things explained to me, which was good as there are not many labels. We started with the ethnographic exhibition where there costumes and masques used at festivals, weavings, small figurines and much more. Then we saw the room with pre-Colombian pottery and last we went upstairs where there is an art galley with temporary exhibitions.

The museum is open on Tuesday - Friday between 8 - 12 and 14 - 18.

In Casa de la Cultura there is also a theatre for plays and concerts.

Address: Vela 3 - 49
Directions: Near Río Cutuchi.
Phone: 03 - 281 3247

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 28, 2011
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