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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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Fantastic collection of prehistoric artefacts, particularly nice indigenous pottery. Good displays but better interpretation needed. Bookshop was closed, very disappointing that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fantastic collection of prehistoric artefacts, particularly nice indigenous pottery. Good displays but better interpretation needed. Bookshop was closed, very disappointing that there was no English guide. Later Spanish period not as good, there are better art displays in the churches round Quito.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Tons of information and absolutely free! Great background to the social and economic history of the country

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A huge museum, dramatic lighting that didn't always work, but really good examples of works, pottery, metallurgy, gold, textiles of the many different areas of Ecuador. There were school groups on excursion, but not many visitors but lots of guards. The glass panels on the outside were broken - maybe because of an earthquake. Museum looked like it had been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Visited here after our city tour ended before walking back to our hotel. Pleasantly surprised by the history and the various exhibits, ranging from religious to relics. It covers a few levels and took us about an hour to walk through. There was lockers to hold your belongings behind the reception desk and you are given to key to it,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Definitely a must see, to be complemented by a visit to Casa del Alabado. The exhibits are extensive and encompass almost ten thousand years of history, with (currently) many recent and contemporary artists' perspective on Quito and Ecuador today.

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Kimberley, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

this was very interesting in that the artifacts range back 10,000 years and includes many more recent interesting gold masks and other important hand made objects.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Don't be put off by the slightly dilapidated state of the building the exhibition which traces the early history of Ecuador through to the Incan colonisation is extremely interesting and well presented in English. There are over 1000 ceramic pieces, amonst other things, dating from 12,000 BC to AD 1534. There is also a gold room containing precolumbian pieces. Provides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Excellent museum for learning about pre- Colombian art and culture. Such an impressive collection, although some of the display lights were out which made them a bit hard to see. Would've been better to be allowed to take photos (without flash).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

ugly museum with an interesting display. Quite didactic to learn about the prehispanic history, and with some beautiful works of art from Quito's golden age of the Escuela Quitena

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This museum is great for Ecuador visitors as it gives them a chance to learn (or at least get familiar) with the precolombian civilizations of the country. The museum is free, though I would be happy to pay a fee if that will help them replace missing light bulbs! The precolombian civilization section is greatly explained and it is definitely... More 

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Address: Patria btwn Avenida 6 de Diciembre y 12 de Octubre, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 593-2 381-4550
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito

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