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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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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this museum. Best museum we saw in Ecuador. The house contains a great collection of artwork - also the artwork of Guayasamin was incredible. It might not be everyone's style but I loved his work. The grounds and home were nice. Guide spoke English very well and was able to answer questi8ns. The Capilla that is next to... More

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North Carolina
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40 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

First, let it be known that my Quito guide refused to come into the museum with me. It was explained that the foundation is a fancy tax-shelter for an artist who championed the poor and  oppressed, but lived the lifestyle of a barron in his gorgeous Bellavista neighborhood in Quito. This man was a collector of pre-Colombian art among other... More

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Los Angeles, California
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went on a Saturday that would have been his 95th birthday. The house was designed by him and there is a large, striking collection of Colonial art, pre-Columbian art and more of his personal collectibles. Our guide was very clear and took our small group through the house. Particularly liked his large studio with his paints and pallets still... More

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San Vito, Costa Rica
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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13 helpful votes 13 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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