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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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The museum was an incredible tribute to this man's life's work. Very moving. His house, however, was the piece de la resistance. It was a museum in itself with so much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The museum was an incredible tribute to this man's life's work. Very moving. His house, however, was the piece de la resistance. It was a museum in itself with so much pre-colonial and colonial artwork. The design of the house is a piece of art as well. Not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

amazing museum and great knowledge about an important artist who i knew little about. Fantastic setting and meaningful and powerful.

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Quito, Ecuador
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A wonder of architecture that must have been a daily pleasure to live in. Make sure you have a guide because the house is so complex.

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caracas
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

NOT VERY NICE FOR SPANISH SPEAKING the tour is in english and since i am latino the girl did not want to to help or give it to me very disrespectful please mark bellow this as helpful to help improve this , your vote counts since this is information given for free

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Huntingdon Valley
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The tour is $8.50. That includes the house and museum. The tour guide's English was a not up to answering questions beyond her script - which was disappointing because I had lots of questions. There is an interesting collection of pre-columbian vessels and erotic art. The house, grounds and studio are well worth the time. The tour includes two video's... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I visited this with a group of 15 Malaysians and they were ae spellbound as was I. What artistry and the demonstration of the sheer horror of war, It recalled the impact of "Guernica", the famous painting. We left in silence.

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washington, dc
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I visited this museum only because my travel companions were interested. However, I truly enjoyed touring the home and workshop of the artist Guayasamin and was very glad that we had come. Guided tour was given in good English. The museum is about a 15 minute taxi ride from Newtown and overlooks all of Quito. However, taxis are not easy... More 

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Beulah, CO
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This was not an artist I was da iliac with. His work is fascinating, and I can see why he is viewed as a national hero. What we particularly enjoyed, however, was his personal collection of pr-Columbian Colonial period art, very fine examples of both. It's about a 6$ cab ride from the old town, and it is well worth... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Personally, I preferred the museum/home of Guayasamin to the Capilla del Hombre display. Incredible collection of pre-Columbian art as well as a very interesting guided tour of Guayasamin's collection and personal works. I'm not super artsy, but the collection was obviously something very special and unique. Of Guayasamin and Capilla del Hombre, save your gift shop money for Capilla del... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Interesting place to know more about the work and life from this important artist. You can visit his house and Capilla del hombre where you'll see his paintings!

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Address: Address: Mariano Calvache E18-94 y Lorenzo Chavez, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 2446 455
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito

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