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Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes

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Very good friendly Museum with staggering collection of artefacts from Ecuador. When they say 5000... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
fraser f
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Stylishly presented

Although we don't have a particular interest in the aboriginal art of the Andes, we happily spent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Burnaby, Canada
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5000 Beautiful archaeologic pieces displayed in 15 rooms.
Calle Larga 5-24 y Mariano Cueva, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 2841540
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good friendly Museum with staggering collection of artefacts from Ecuador. When they say 5000 exhibits, I didn’t count them, but I was amazed at this huge collection. A definite must see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fraser f
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we don't have a particular interest in the aboriginal art of the Andes, we happily spent about 90 minutes here. The displays are stylishly presented in a bright, airy atmosphere. Admission $4. Each area is titled with the region and the date range. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gangwarily
Reviewed 1 week ago

The interesting collection of artifacts are arranged by time period and region. You start with the Paleoindian period and end with the Incas. The artifacts are labeled in several languages including English. A great place to spend an hour. Entrance fee is $4 per person.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cymopterus
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Nice private collection, not crowded like some museums. Excellent displays and commentary. Well worth a visit, small entry fee...$4

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tulieguy
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I like this museum. It's not the fanciest, but it has some fascinating exhibits that help teach about the region.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HopShallen
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Very large collection of artifacts... Arrowheads to hatchets, bone flutes, clay sculptures and a beautiful assortment of clay vessels (artwork on the jars are amazing). Very well preserved and displayed. From the stone age through the bronze age and beyond. The Staff is very attentive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ryvanarsdale
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is privately run but has a wonderful set of displays of Incan and other pottery shards and complete pots...It is small enough to see in an hour or two...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eleanor B
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum (a private collection) which explains well the various cultures of Ecuador since 3500 BC until the Incas. Numerous beautiful artefacts are exhibited and the visit can be done in about one hour. The restaurant in the museum offers decent food too....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Petrus61
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The museum is really nice especially if you speak and understand Spanish. If not you can get a English description which is a bit confusing. The exhibition is interesting and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kahanni
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Terrific little museum with a wide range of artifacts from indigenous cultures around Ecuador. Offerings include: ornamental and utilitarian ceramics, musical instruments, weapons and tools, jewelry and ornaments, textiles, and more. There is also a nice gift shop with a wide selection of indigenous crafts...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Deborah S
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14 January 2017|
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Response from Gary H | Reviewed this property |
They do have facilities for a restaurant, but I did not see it active when I toured the museum. There are many many other small to large restaurants within the same area.
18 February 2015|
Response from JuanFCordero | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm. We are open today.