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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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