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Guayasamin Museum

Address: Mariano Calvache E18A y Lorenzo Chavez (junto a la Capilla del Hombre) | Bellavista, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 02/244-6455
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Ranked #3 of 98 Attractions in Quito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín including posters, signed prints and colonial religious art.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Guayasamin left his house to a foundation and it is as he was still living there. He died in 1999. You visit with a guide at pre-set times. Every hour? Beautiful collection of pre Colombian pottery combined with colonial religious artefacts and contemporary art make for an unusual and very interesting visit? But the highlight is the studio and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Both the museum and La Capilla Del Hombre share the same grounds are are worth the trip. #1 stop in Quito for me.

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Manitou Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Oswaldo Guayasamin home is well worth the visit. Ecuador is lucky to have such an influential artist that promotes peace and harmony in his work. I hope the young people of Ecuador take the time to see this. The home is beautiful and well worth the visit. The English version was very well done. Keep the good work up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

First of all, take a taxi as it's on top of a mountain in newer Quito with incredible views. Be sure to visit his house as it contains art he collected as well as some of his own. It will give you an insight into the main before you visit the museum right next door. The video shown in his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Excellent tours in English approximately every half hour. Guayasamin was major figure and his house, which he donated to the country of Ecuador, is fascinating to see. And if you happen to be a painter you'll be amazed to visit his painting studio. Do not miss this and the museum, "La Capilla Del Hombre", which is remarkable and on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is really nice slice of life of one of Ecuador's most famous painters. You don't feel like you are in a big hectic city at all here, the air, the atmosphere and the artwork all take you away from the hustle and bustle - I would recommend trying to squeeze in to your schedule if you're in Quito.

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Santa Ana, El Salvador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I'm an art student since 13 years old, so I had to visit Guayasamin Museum. Take your time to go (because it takes a little to get there) and have a couple of hours there. It's a nice place for watching the pictures with calm, no rush and a quite place, so you will enjoy reading a little bit of... More 

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Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Both my wife and I stopped here last week for an afternoon and were really taken with the museum. The house was the artists and left exactly as when he lived there. Donated intact. Highly recommend a visit if you are an artist or enjoy art

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This attraction is not to be missed. The art work is very interesting, be sure to take the tour as the guide will provide insight into the artist's works. The house is beautiful and a must to see.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The museum gives a wonderful overview of pre-Columbian (Inca and before). A bonus is an erotica building with very "interesting" pre-Columbian erotica. The restaurant is amazing. You can sit outside or inside - both are delightful. The food is excellent. Plan to go there after your museum visit. A plus is that the museum is open until 10. We got... More 

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