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Address: Cuenca N 1-41 | Bolivar, Near Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-228-0940
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Casa del Alabado is a non-profit institution supported by individuals and...

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.

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Absolutely Excellent Pre-Columbian Collection

Many tourists know that the Inca lived in Ecuador. But most have never heard of the diversity of tribes that lived in Ecuador before the arrival of the Inca. This museum is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Angie D
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Quito, Ecuador
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Quito, Ecuador
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many tourists know that the Inca lived in Ecuador. But most have never heard of the diversity of tribes that lived in Ecuador before the arrival of the Inca. This museum is a great place to learn that history. The Casa del Alabado exhibits ceramics and metalwork from several cultures that thrived in early Ecuador. Many of them are true... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to follow and well thought out displays that are easy to vieW. No crowding of objects or people.

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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This excellent and approachable museum is a great introduction to Ecuadorian art. The pre-Columbian art is very interesting, challenging and well displayed.

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Elgin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Best of all, the museum allows non-flash photography and has sufficient lighting to take quality photographs. When I visited, the museum was uncrowded and is nicely laid out starting with Pre-Columbian art. Spent a couple hours visiting and most of the exhibits are in English as well as Spanish.

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Highland Village, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

I would highly recommend this museum is a must in Quito. The collection is incredible, pieces I have never seen anywhere else. Also the place is beautifully restored.

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Beautifully displayed pieces. We were with a private guide, he brought a lot of depth you might not get otherwise. I would suggest looking into having a guide, it is well worth it. The pieces themselves are varied and interesting. One of the top 3 museums we visited on our vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Casa del Alabado. My second favourite museum in Quito. A two hour visit to one of nicest museums in the downtown area. Not very good for kids. If you only have one day to visit the city, you could start here. (then churches, and guayasamin museum) Pros - Great collection of precolonial art - Modern way to present art pieces... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Gorgeous to visit, very different. You will have a great view of the city. Don't miss this trip you'll loved it.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

From the outside it doesnt look that big but inside is incredible, it is all pre colombian pieces from various different groups who inhabited Ecuador, Really worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Excellent exhibition of many exquisite pieces of old Ecuadorian cultures from 4000 B.C. to 1500 A.D. Mostly beautiful formed pottery but also some jewelry and metal figures. Good signs in Spanish and English explain the significance of the different pieces to that tribe, and also whether and why depictions are of shamans, lords, women, animals, etc. Hint: when the sign... More 

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