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National Museum Quito

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Address: Patria btwn Avenida 6 de Diciembre y 12 de Octubre, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 593-2 381-4550
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Description: This unique museum combines the science of archaeology, cultural diversity...
This unique museum combines the science of archaeology, cultural diversity and high technology through innovate slide shows and permanent exhibits including gold artifacts, colonial paintings and sculptures.
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3000 years of history

Nicely presented - especially the little models. Gold room very good - loved the tiny llamas! Give yourself enough time. We had an hour and a half and had to rush at the end.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Panama City, Panama
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Panama City, Panama
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Nicely presented - especially the little models. Gold room very good - loved the tiny llamas! Give yourself enough time. We had an hour and a half and had to rush at the end.

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Seattle, Washington
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The place offer so many documentary and variety of exhibits so you can spend an afternoon to indulge history and culture which is truly enjoyable

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Wilmington NC
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23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The museum is located near a large city park and within walking distance of many hotels. The only thing wrong with our visit to this excellent and FREE museum is that we arrived only 20 minutes before the 4 pm closing time! So we had to speed-walk through the large variety of interesting exhibits. Agree with another reviewer that it... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This museum takes you through the various developmental stages of Quito and its environs. I particularly liked the old photos which showed Quito when it was still quite small. The size also was just right - not too big and not tiny.

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San Diego, California
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28 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Nice place to visit with exhibits featuring many of the pre-Columbian tribes including the Incas and other Ecuador/Amazon cultures. The first floor has artifacts and displays from tribal life. The second floor is mostly art depicting the usual Christianity themes. If you have been to Italy and/or Portugal you will find the paintings and other art very familiar. What we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

a great Museum, a great journey, a great value is great what you can see. Here inside find can be a great treasure

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

A concise and well presented history of the region from the beginning of mankind, good displays, helpful commentary and well worth an hour or so of your time if you want a feel for the past.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The National Museum was very close to the Hilton where we stayed to we went there one morning. We got there shortly after it opened. There were very few visitors -- mostly school groups and their teachers and guides. We spend about one and one half hours in the museum enjoying the displays of pre-Columbian art and other exhibits. It... More 

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latham ny
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This museum had no admission fee!! It was very well set up, and gave us a real background of the country. All captions were in Spanish and English, so it was easy to follow

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Brampton, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Impressive large, modern, museum covering the city's thousand years of history. Well organized. Wide variety of historical artifacts detailed dioramas, and art from all periods of the country's past. Many items labelled in both Spanish and English. You must check backpacks, etc. at the desk upon entering the museum. Nice little cafe off the lobby. You will often encounter somewhat... More 

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