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Museo Fabrica Imbabura

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the imbabura factory is one of the most beautiful places in atuntaqui el lugra where I live

In my opinion what I like most about the imbabura factory are the details that appear in the... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2019
Fantastic place!

It's hard to believe we were the only people visiting this exquisitely restored and presented... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2018
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Abdon Calderon y Junin Esquina, Atuntaqui 100202, Ecuador
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

In my opinion what I like most about the imbabura factory are the details that appear in the different places, its beautiful statues and the beautiful landscape that is in the factory since at night many people go to appreciate the lights that appear and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank evelyntaty
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

It's hard to believe we were the only people visiting this exquisitely restored and presented factory just a few minutes outside Otavalo. They have done an absolutely stunning job with telling the story of cotton production, labor, organizing, the local economy -- all in this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

The cotton mill museum in Atuntaqui is a very unique sight. It is a former cotton mill with tons of well-preserved machinery and some unique cartoon characters. This is a great example of the Ecuadorian government's heavy investments to bring tourism to small cities around...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

We learned the National Ballet of Ecuador was performing The Nutcracker at the Casa de la Obera at the Museo Fabrica, and are pleased we attended. The hall was packed, and other than no fans to move are, it was superb wonderful experience. It was...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank WJD_CO
Reviewed November 9, 2017

The factory was in operation until 1997, although production had declined to just thread by then. Amazingly the equipment had never been updated, so the original 1924 machines are still in place. There are some animatronics that were made from some of the original machine...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank tweaver405
Reviewed June 1, 2017

We really enjoyed visiting this museum. It tells the incredible history of the fabric that was woven here in Atuntaqui. It has many rooms full of machinery for preparing and weaving the cotton that was grown in Chota Valley and transported here. It is hard...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank WJD_CO
Reviewed May 7, 2017

The museum is a time capsule. It's a complete factory that took raw cotton and produced finished dyed fabric. It was amazing to see buildings full of textile machines that were imported from Europe in the1920s and assembled in the mountains of Ecuador. We were...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank michaeldgreen58
Reviewed November 30, 2016

A wonderful guided tour through the first cotton textile factory in Ecuador that was built nearly a hundred years ago. The factory had been abandoned for several years before it was restored into a museum. The guide takes you through the entire process. Definitely worth...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Lee K
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent place totally recommended. I visited it by chance and it was great it has a great tour and is fun to visit. The place is really carefully reconstructed and has a lot of interesting information

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank christiane981
Reviewed August 28, 2015

This museum is worth the trip. Animatronic tour guides tell the history of the textile industry in Ecuador, which is more interesting than it sounds. The sculptures and robotic guides are built entirely from machinery that was abandoned in the factory. I just thought it...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank 509danielles
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