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Guayasamin Museum

Mariano Calvache E18A y Lorenzo Chavez (junto a la Capilla del Hombre) | Bellavista, Quito, Ecuador
02/244-6455
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Ranked #3 of 103 attractions in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín including posters, signed prints and colonial religious... more » Owner description: This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín including posters, signed prints and colonial religious art. « less
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San Vito, Costa Rica
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This small museum and actual home of the deceased Guayasamin contained a retrospective of the artist's work and his personal collections of art and sculpture. There were lovely gardens and some religious art. It is always interesting to see the homes of famous people, and this mansion did not disappoint because of its representation of styles of Guayasamin's life and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Guayasamin museum is incredible, especially once you learn about the history behind the artist. He donated his house as is and much of his artwork to the people of Ecuador, and the trip through his collections and artwork is a great experience to soak up some national culture.

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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you like arts and anthropology, you would enjoy this museum as much as we do. The museum is full of art works which are fun to browse through. It also share the history which is fun to watch

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Arriving at the Guayasamin Museum and Capilla del Hombre was like stepping into a cultural sanctuary. After the somewhat somber and dramatic Capilla del Hombre, it was a delight to be guided through Guayasamin's home which no a museum by a young guide who had a broad knowledge about Guayasamin, history and art. I was the only non-Ecuadorian in the... More

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Sydney
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We saved this visit to last as we had heard so much about the museum and we were not dissapointed. This indigenous artist gave his home and eclectic Art Collection to the Nation and it is housed in his home. An English speaking guide gave us the complimentary tour around the amazing house, and garden which is in a fantastic... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Fabulous art and history of Ecuador by their most famous artist, who was an indigenous person. I liked seeing the art, his home and the wonderful views. It is an emotional experience.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stumbled upon this museum and we were splendidly surprised. A great artist deserves a museum like this to display his works . Reminded me a bit of the orangerie in Paris. We had a complimentary tour. His house is also on the grounds and very interesting as well.

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Loughborough
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were amazed at this place. To be honest we weren't sure what to expect and when we first arrived weren't sure which way to go - up to the house or down to the Chapel For Man. I'd recommend the house first as in here you can watch a short video of Guayasamin talking and explaining why he started... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is more than just a museum - it is an homage to a great talent - displaying his work and giving insight into his life The guides are a great plus to making a visit a memorable and educational experience This should be on the must see list of every visitor to Quito

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Lynbrook, New York
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I visited the Guayasamin museum last year, it is mandatory visit of me to see the beautiful work of the famous painter Guayasamin. It is a very calm, cosy place where you can scape from the chaos and noise of the city.

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