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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 #4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

A stunning location high above Quito and a remarkable cavernous display of wrenching ly moving artwork in Capilla de Hombre and then a fascinating home next door - videos of Guayasamin on the house tour make clear what a force of nature his personality was. If you like to hike, a great combo trip is to walk into the parkland... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Located at the top of a hill topend suburb, it resumes the life, the masterpieces and the geniality of the indio painter Guayasamin. Even after the recent division of the painter's heritage the Foundation still owns the best part of his work here included the Capilla del Hombre building and the private house where he lived. His best works, paintings... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We'll worth a visit. Make sure you take the tour of the house and the Capilla del Hombre. They are offered in Spanish and english and really make a difference to your experience. We took a cab there but it's not easy to get one outside. Walk down the hill for five minutes and you can get a cab easily.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Amazing. He was a communist, but his paintings were amazing. They really captured the human spirit. You can also buy great things in the gift shop. You can even buy Guayasamin originals!

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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Up a winding, poorly-marked road above Quito lies a treasure that should not be missed. The Guayasamin Museum is best thought of as two separate sights: Oswaldo Guayasimin's elegant home, filled with personal treasures, and the architecturally stunning Capilla del Hombre, a museum designed specifically to house his work. Guayasamin, who died in 1999, was Ecuador's premier artist and social... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This stunning house overlooks Quito and is packed with the fruits of Oswaldo Guayasamin's lifetime of eclectic acquisitions. Although not technically the architect, Guayasamin's hand is evident it the house's design. The furnishings are largely as he left them and range from pre-Columbian to colonial to modern. In addition to being Ecuador's premier artist, Guayasamin also had a fine connoisseur's... More

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Interesting paintings that are hard to appreciate unless you know the story behind them....can be a little disturbing...our guide actually knew him when he was alive...

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Don't miss the opportunity to see the job of one of the most important Latin American Artists. The Souvenir shop is fantastic and if you can afford it, bring an original piece to you home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I visited on a Sunday when entrance is free. Unfortunately no English tours were available and one cannot tour the house alone, so I joined a Spanish group. The house is lovely but they do not give you time to linger. A security guard follows the group to make sure you stay on track. It's a lovely house with interesting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Interesting tour of his house and spectacular view of the city. Free on Sundays. Many of his paintings are also sold in the artisans market, copies I'm assuming.

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