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“GREAT PRECOLUMBIAN MUSEUM” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa del Alabado

Casa del Alabado
Cuenca N1-41 | Bolivar, Near Plaza San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-228-0940
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Ranked #9 of 141 things to do in Quito
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Owner description: Casa del Alabado is a non-profit institution supported by individuals and private companies, established with the purpose of preserving and sharing the legacy of Pre-Columbian cultures in Ecuador.
quito, Ecuador
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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“GREAT PRECOLUMBIAN MUSEUM”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

One time is not enough, you should visit it many times, it is an oasis on the Historical Center of Quito. Greatly done, first the resturation of the house and then the way the artifacts are exhibited. highly recommeded.

Visited April 2014
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Memorable Visit to Museo del Alabado”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Not only were the archeological artifacts well displayed and fully explained, the design and architecture of the museum itself was equally interesting and impressive.

Visited April 2014
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“Our favorite museum in Quito”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Bear in mind that museums in Quito are closed on Monday....this one is just sensational. PreColumbian artifacts displayed beautifully.

Visited April 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Excellent presentation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

One of the finer museums I have seen in terms of exhibits, interpretation and lighting. The sequence of rooms gave us a very good overall picture of pre-Colombian Ecuador.

Visited February 2014
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“Must See Museum in Quito”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The young lady who greeted us at the entrance to the museum was well-versed in English having studied in the States. She enthusiastically answered our questions and hooked us up with the English audio guide before sending us off to explore the collection. My husband and I were quite impressed with the building's sleek design and loved how the artifacts were displayed. In reviewing my photos, it appears like many pieces are floating in mid air. This is a pre-Columbian collection not to be missed.

Visited March 2014
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