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Casa del Alabado

Closes in 10 min: 13:30 - 17:30
Open today: 13:30 - 17:30
Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art Admission Ticket
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Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art Admission Ticket
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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 6 days ago via mobile

I have been to many museums and have seen some wonderful collections, however, this little museum in Quito outshines them all. It was perfection; from the pre-Columbian artifacts, to the house itself, everything was beautifully placed, displayed and lit for maximum enjoyment. I feel my...More

Thank JeffreyWaller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our stay in Quito we wanted to gather as much history as possible. I think Casa del Alabado is a good option as it has tons of pieces exhibited and what gives it a nice touch is that it's in a 17th-century colonial house....More

Thank rosehiggnsmary
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This used to be a spectacular museum. The pieces are amazing!!! However, attention has taken a blow. No guides were available, they don’t accept debit card, which is silly, there is no more audio to go along with the exhibits, or if there was, they...More

Thank AgeeLoro
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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 31 August 2018

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 26 August 2018 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 25 August 2018

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

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