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Address: Cuenca N 1-41 | Bolivar, Near Plaza San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador
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+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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Impressive collection

The layout and exhibits are very well done however we do not know spanish so a great deal went right over our heads because we couldn't read or understand the text posted. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Kohler, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The layout and exhibits are very well done however we do not know spanish so a great deal went right over our heads because we couldn't read or understand the text posted. We were not alone in that some other groups that we crossed paths with while there conferred at some exhibits with us and we all were just guessing... More 

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Suffield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was one of my favorite stops in Old Quito. The many artifacts are arranged by their ties to major concepts in Ecuadoran beliefs, not by date or region. As a result, I understand the people's worldview much better than I would have from a traditional museum presentation.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was one of several I visited to understand the pre-Inca culture and is located in the oldest building in Quito. I had a friendly guide, who walked me through the artifacts, while explaining how the ancient culture viewed the world. This culture for thousands of years placed the sun at the center of the solar system and lived... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a small museum with fantastic precolombian pieces that are well displayed in a beautiful colonial house. It's a joy to walk through the exhibits.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth seeing Reasonable cost in a fantastic building The art is stunning really unforgettable BUT a few negatives hoping these will improve in future 1 audio guides. Not that informative and often just music 2 no map of regions of origin and discussion of chronological order. Sometimes huge guesses of possible dating of objects 3 most labels too low... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best private Pre-Colombian exhibitions in Ecuador. Great pieces from the Valdivia culture till the Spanish conquista. A must see!!

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East Marion, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the visit to this museum around the corner from our hotel. Take advantage of the recorded tour, but sometimes felt the narration fell short.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was just full of interesting artifacts!! The guide was exceptional in explaining many of the items that are displayed so nicely in this old Spanish casa!! It is worth some time!!

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Madrid
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

Great ceramics, interesting exhibition, recommended little museum. A nice surprise in Quito. Enjoy !

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

We visited this beautiful museum of pre colombian art and were really impressed with the variety and the quality of the objects. Too impressed actually, in such a way that we got most suspicious that the exposed objects are either replicas or heavily restored originals. In fact, and despite being told by our guide that they were "all found in... More 

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