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Guayasamin Museum

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Address: Mariano Calvache E18-94 y Lorenzo Chavez, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 2446 455
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Description: This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary...
This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín including posters, signed prints and colonial religious art.
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One of the highlights of trip to Quito. The tour house is great, I recommend to do it before going to the museum, that way you will understand much moe guayasamins paintings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

One of the highlights of trip to Quito. The tour house is great, I recommend to do it before going to the museum, that way you will understand much moe guayasamins paintings. Entrance fee $8 (cash, no change), on Sundays the cafeteria is closed.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing museum. The house tour was okay, the chapel of man where Guayamasin's works were displayed was very powerful. Humans need to get their act together.

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Canoa, Manabi, Ecuador
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Loved the tour guide and the tour of the museum. The tour of the home was unremarkable. The grounds and the setting were fabulous.

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Amazing architecture of Guayasamin's house and the Chapel. The colourful portraits and their explicit expressions make this museum a must, if you travel to Quito. Guides who explain Guayasamin's work and life are very nice, and they help you to understand the whole meaning and symbols of Guayasamin's canvas and scultures.

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Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It is embarrassing to admit that I had never heard of Ecuador's most famous artist. The reviews are somewhat confusing - the museum and Capilla del Hombre are on the same site and one $8 ticket buys entry to both. We caught up with a tour of the museum -Guayasamin's home and workshop (when he was still alive) - and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The tour was wonderful- great guide, beautiful house filled with amazing art of Guayasamin, but also all of his international collection. A beautiful quiet escape in the middle of your Quito day.

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Palo Alto, CA
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11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A great museum coupled with a tour of Guayasamin's home, this artist gives you a great view into Ecuador and it's history, culture and people. Plan on spending around 3 hours total (take both tours) and then grab coffee down the street at the Omama coffee house.

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Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

What a great afternoon out. My husband and I walked to the museum, since we don't live too far away, still, be prepared...its a little hilly. Cost to enter was $8/person - a little pricy for Quito attractions, but worth it. My favorite part was the tour of Guayasamin's home. It was so beautiful. It's a guided tour - in... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Interesting that TA separates this museum from La Capilla del Hombre as they are more or less one and the same I.e. You pay $8pp and get access to both. You have to have a guide ( no extra charge) for the house but it is an excellent opportunity to experience something different. A talented, thoughtful artist. Well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great insight into Ecuador's most famous artist!! Amazing art!! Be sure to get a guide if you're an English speaker to explain the art work and the life of Guayasamin. Definitely a must see!!

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