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Casa del Alabado

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Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art Admission Ticket
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Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art Admission Ticket
from US$6,00*
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Casa del Alabado is a non-profit institution supported by individuals and private companies, established with the purpose of preserving and sharing the legacy of Pre-Columbian cultures in Ecuador.
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Cuenca N 1-41 | Bolivar, Near Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-228-0940
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A particular museum in Quito. Interesting about first cultures in what is today Ecuador s territory. Very well done. You can ask for a guide

Thank empacayavolar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are the kind of explorer that loves to learn about the Pre-Hipanic art in Ecuador, La Casa del Alabado is the right place to be. You will be surprised and amazed by the quality, extraordinary restoration and so many beautiful pieces shown in...More

Thank FedeAL_EC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic collection of pre-Columbian art. It was wonderful examples of many types of objects, and was well structured. The plaques by the pieces are only in Spanish. $6pp entry, so pretty dang steep compared to process in general but also well worth...More

Thank Millet02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was wary! Didn't know much, if anything, about pre-Columbian artifacts! Boy, was I pleasantly surprised! The museum is drop dead gorgeous and expertly curated. Two nice items: First, the objects are sparingly presented, just two or three in each vitrine. Second, the museum guide's...More

Thank tonytuna
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This place blew me away. The collection of artifacts including stone statues, ceramics and textile work from pre-Columbian Ecuador is amazing. Some pieces date to the fifth century BC and rival the quality of the Hellenic sculptures from the Cyclades, which are contemporaneous but much...More

Thank WrldtrvlrBH
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

One of the best Museums I ever visited. The pieces shown are exceptional throughout. The presentation is state of the art. Sadly, the descriptions are totally insufficient. You can borrow a catalog to take along, which helps a bit. The other downside: no wifi for...More

Thank Burkhardgn
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I was amazed when I walked into this old house in the old town of Quito (a bit hard to find), and discovered a contemporary museum of pre-colonial art, magnificently curated, arranged, and instructively commented (in Spanish and English). For me this unexpected surprise became...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This pre-Columbian collection is beautifully presented and very informative. We went back twice to view in more depth after more reading about the early cultures that made the artifacts presented.

Thank Davidtaft
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This is a n amazing museum. The displays of pre columbian artifacts take you into an utterly alien world. Grotesque statues, unusual pots and wonderful jewellery like nothing you have seen before My number one favorite experience in Quito

Thank seattaxi
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

I live in Yucatan and have visited a LOT of pre-Columbian historical museums. This one is just outstanding. The old building itself is beautiful; they did a great job of renovating into a modern museum without losing the original charm. Displays are breathtaking; spaced out...More

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