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Address: Mariano Calvache E18-94 y Lorenzo Chavez, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 2446 455
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This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist...

This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín including posters, signed prints and colonial religious art.

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Guayasamin

Had never heard of this artist before going to Ecuador, but was very impressed with this museum. The guides are very personable and always available. One gets a clear sense of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had never heard of this artist before going to Ecuador, but was very impressed with this museum. The guides are very personable and always available. One gets a clear sense of the man and his time.

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San Jose, CA
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was good; unfortunate that you couldn't take photos. I loved the life sized colonial characters.

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Thank RaquelSanJose
Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Significant works of art with political statements. Very powerful but as art and with the poetry posted outside in English and in Spanish. Well worth your time.

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Thank Goldie6
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum and artist's home will be a highlight of you time in Quito. Here you will see his expansive home, furnishing and the magical museum he built on the neighboring property that overlooks the city.

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Thank Ryan F
Brookline, Massachusetts
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142 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guayasamin was a remarkable artist - and this is the best place to see his work. Lovely museum - and also his very interesting house.

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Thank James P
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ignore reviews that call Guayasamín narcissistic or say the tours are a pain. I loved both my tour guides (one for each building), they were very sweet and seemed interested in the artwork. It's possible this is not the case for all guides, as is true with any museum- but even if your guide is dry, try to listen to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a view if you like to learn a bit about Ecuador and it's sufferings. Very serene settings on a hill top overlooking Quito.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can only see the museum via guided tour, and the tour was so uninteresting that we ducked out early. It would have been much better if we could have wandered on our own.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a delight this place is. The art in the chapel is very powerful ... Not pretty but very spiritual and a strong reflection of the artist's concern for humankind. Totally worth going to see. Then there's his house .... With his personal art collection - outstanding!

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Spokane, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide was very dry and acted like he really didn't want to be there, but was knowledgable nonetheless. It was cool to see the museum before visiting the Capilla del hombre to give a little more background.

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