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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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Worthwhile museum

The museum is well laid out and easy to tour. The art is impressive and tells something about the history of Ecuador (but, be warned, it can be a little depressing.)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The museum is well laid out and easy to tour. The art is impressive and tells something about the history of Ecuador (but, be warned, it can be a little depressing.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What do you expect to see, visiting a museum devoted to one great artist? Yes, his works from different periods. But Oswaldo Guayasamin was not only a great artist, he was also collector of art, who had many friends - among artists, but also among politicians. He collected Ecuador ancient art. And the excellent guide of this museum can make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Oswaldo Guayasamin is one of Latin America's most prominent artists. Well recognized in his lifetime and avid collector of precolombian and colonnial religious art. This was his house from the 1970's until his death in 1999. Many of his paintings are housed here as well as most artifacts from his collection. The architecture of the house is amazing as are... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is part of the Guyasamin complex that includes the La Capilla Del Hombre. Just make sure that you go on a day when both are open as there are a few days when only one or the other is open. Very interesting to see his home and the kicker is getting to see his stuidio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great art exhibited in a wonderful residence where everything is left as if he still lives there today, the house is worth a visit, the capilla del hombre too, but next good idea would perhaps be to add in the new building the exploitation of animals...

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19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you only have time to visit a few things in Quito, make sure the Guayasamin Museum is one of them. Renowned in some circles, you will find the native Ecuadorean painter's collection here to be stunning, whether you've seen his work before or not. Details aside, and there are many to appreciate in his paintings, the sheer size of... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The Guayasamin Museum give you a look at the artwork of one of Ecuador's most famous artist, Oswaldo Guayasamin. What was particularly interesting was the tour of his home which is on the same property as the museum. It gave us a look into the man and how he lived. You may or may not like his artwork but seeing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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

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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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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