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Address: Cuenca N1-41 | Bolivar, Near Plaza San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-228-0940
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Description: Casa del Alabado is a non-profit institution supported by individuals and...
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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Introduction to Precolumbian Art in Quito,Ecuador

Arte Precolombino Casa del Alado. A nice effort -commited to preserve a nation´s heritage. Excellent. Regards Karin from Norway

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Arte Precolombino Casa del Alado. A nice effort -commited to preserve a nation´s heritage. Excellent. Regards Karin from Norway

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Chicago, Illinois
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144 reviews 144 reviews
58 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The collection of pre-Columbian ceramics is awe-inspiring. And it is matched by the wonderful setting in a historic casa which has been expertly refurbished. The space compliments the art with access to green spaces and beautiful architectural details.

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Maumee, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I stumbled on this small museum and after my electronically guided tour, I became its biggest advocate. Beautifully displayed and clearly interpreted, the museum gave me a wonderful insight into the culture and life of the Pre-Columbian people. I recommend spending the extra few dollars for the digitally recorded tour. This museum should be on every Quito traveler's list, especially... More 

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seattle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Loved this museum - it was in the old part of town and cost about $5.00USD to get in. They have an amazing selection of pre-columbian art and you are allowed to take photos. Great way to spend a few hours especially if the weather is bad!!

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mountain view calif
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Stunning precolumbian works well displayed...were wishing there were more background descriptions of the art

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This museum is incredible, if you see just two things see the Iglesia de La Compania and this museum. It rivals any museum in the world and you can see it in an hour.

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London
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93 reviews 93 reviews
48 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

what a variety of ancient objects that all illustrate how similar 3000 year old man is to today's in terms of humour and sensuality! Go with the kids at your own risk - you may need to explain the many phallic and erotic images. It was very helpful that we programmed this for an afternoon , when the heavens opened... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
74 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I loved the museum. Yes, the objects could have been described in English too but even without it the museum was worthwhile. It is $4 per adult and $1 for the kids. The gift shop was nice and we got fairly expensive but authentic wall hangings and replicas as souvenirs. Also an English book of all the displayed objects is... More 

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Cool museum but the descriptions were very sparse and all in Spanish. An English translation would have been nice considering the number of English visitors and the cost of entering. I guess there was an audio tour in English but this wasn't offered to us.

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Long Island, NY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The displays are terrific with in a hacienda style museum. Easy to view all the artifacts in 30-45 minutes.

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