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Prohibido Centro Cultural

Calle Peatonal La Condamine 12-102 | Sector: El Vado, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 7-284-0703
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Odd artwork, going with a Christian friend to explain it is recommended

This cultural center has many skulls, modifications of crucifixes and other interpretations of... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Savannah N
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Ashland, Wisconsin
Different, but repetitive

I read the reviews of the place here, and was anxious to visit. My wife and I flew into Cuenca and... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
DaveLeon
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Quito
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Coffee Museum, dedicated to Extreme Art,in it's various expressions: music, theater, painting, sculpture, video art, etc.. .since 1996, located in the city of Cuenca, Ecuador in the traditional sector of "El Vado". In response, beginning in a personal search of the artist Eduardo Moscoso and his family. Services we provide: - Artistic show room - Permanent Gallery - Gastronomy - Cocktails - Cafeteria - Tattoo Studio Address: Calle Peatonal La Condamine 12-102 y Tarqui
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Calle Peatonal La Condamine 12-102 | Sector: El Vado, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This cultural center has many skulls, modifications of crucifixes and other interpretations of Jesus/Mary etc. Cuencans will not go as they are suspicious of the negative spirits from the mutilations on their treasured religious symbols. The detail and size of the art is interesting. However,...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

I read the reviews of the place here, and was anxious to visit. My wife and I flew into Cuenca and since our hotel room was not yet ready (7:15am), we went to have breakfast and then visit this museum. It costs $1.50 to enter....More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Six times in Cuenca and we had no idea this place even existed until I accidentally came across it on TripAdvisor and we are so glad we did. For $1.50 admission, you will receive more than a dozen fold in enjoyment in return. We learned...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

My husband and I are fans of weird, unusual ideas, sights, places, art, etc., and the Prohibido Centro Cultura did not disappoint! We were fortunate that the artist and collector responsible for the Center was there today, and we had an interesting chat with him....More

Thank Rockon2018
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

It was $1.50 entry and is worth it, as it’s very strange! The owners Dad made everything in there - it’s cool and weird! I wish we knew more about the thought behind it all, but nonetheless - go have a look! There’s a really...More

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Not really a museum, or a gallery. The artist’s work had been banned from public display by the government so it now lives in this place. Some things ugly, some things amusing but nothing pretty. Heavy sexual overtones. Don’t take children - you’ll be trying...More

Thank Becky M
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Go get your picture taken in a coffin or a guillotine. Not for children or easily offended people. Be sure to look in the grates for surprise underground exhibits.

Thank buzzinaround
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

The Cuenca walking tour pointed out this cafe/art/curio place to us - and we're glad we returned to check it out. It's only a dollar and if you have a taste for the unusual and appreciate the vision of an artist you will enjoy the...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

So if you have a slightly kinky side, you should check this place out. Not really BDSM, but think skulls, death, destruction. I liked it and Marta who runs the place is interesting too.

Thank CFEIII
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Located at the far end of Calle Larga, this is a street with some very unique and artsy shops. There is one shop that is stuffed full of all sorts of Ecuadorean antiques. You can eat a cheap lunch and speak English with some of...More

Thank Alegria56
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