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Casa del Alabado

Cuenca N1-41, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-228-0940
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Ranked #3 of 99 Attractions in Quito
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Casa del Alabado is a non-profit institution, supported by individuals and private companies, established with the purpose of preserving and sharing the culural legacy of Pre-Columbian cultures in Ecuador.

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Quito, Ecuador
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

After living in the country for more than 11 years and seeing many collections of archaeological artifacts, this museum by far has the best collection and is very well presented. I sat in awe at the kinds and sizes of pieces, the characters and symbols they included and how well they were preserved. Congratulations Casa del Alabado! My respects!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is one of the best curated selections of pre-colombian art going back before 3000 BCE. Worth a visit if you are interested in this subject and the foundations of Ecuadorian culture

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Ecuador
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

The best and most complete collection of pre-Colonial art in the country. The museum is very well made with some impressive pieces. Many people are saying that most of them are reproductions, not sure if it is true but it doesn't take away from, the great array of life styles shown.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

worth a short visit for precolombunian art and artefacts, though labelling rather patchy as was english audio guide . Staff keen to please and try out their english.

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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Nicely laid-out museum and gift shop of pre-Columbian art and pottery items. We had free tickets from our hotel and it was worth the drop in. I wished there was more description on the labels as to what the pieces were.

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This museum is excellently presented. The display cabinets and lighting do perfect justice to the beautiful and well preserved artefacts they contain. The museum also offer handouts with full English translations of all the signs so make sure you grab one of those and free lockers to store your bags while looking around. Having now toured through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia,... More

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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

On a walking tour "Quito Like A Native," our guide took us to this relatively new museum that houses some phenomenally well preserved artifacts. They were evidently well preserved by the layer of volcanic ash from which they were removed. I could have spent much more time here, each artifact being more beautiful than the next. The specimens are generously... More

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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Amazing and spectacularly laid out huge and diverse pre columbian art collection in old colonial house in Quito. Centrally located in old town near one of the main squares. Its a must see!!! Cool courtyards, an enclosed fig tree, enhance the spirituality of the place and its artefacts

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nottingham
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208 reviews 208 reviews
76 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

What a wonderful small museum. It was a real eye opener and the displays are excellent, so many beautiful artefacts, and I learnt a lot about the ancient culture of the region. It's not one of those places where you see 100 similar things all displayed en masse, this is special, with really well chosen objects. There's enough English information... More

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Boston, MA
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7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum of pre-Columbian art is well curated and has beautiful pieces and excellent lighting. The building itself is beautiful and the artifacts are grouped by use - ceremonial vessels, items used by shamans, etc. The descriptions are in spanish and english and there is a free recorder with descriptions of specific pieces. The museum emphasizes the spiritual nature of... More

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