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Casa del Alabado

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Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art Admission Ticket
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Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art Admission Ticket
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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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Cuenca N 1-41 | Bolivar, Near Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-228-0940
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s a Short walk from plaza grande. Entrance is usd6.there is no audio guide but you get a book of the museum. There are a number of room with themes. The inscriptions are in Spanish and English. There are a number of interactive stations in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nolanar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place i took so many pictures. I HIGHLY recommend you go to visit the house of Alabado. The history the things you will find there are unique

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank la raposa e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The precolumbian artifacts are perfect and excellently exhibited in this beautifully restored townhouse. Very perfect. Descriptions are sparse, however, and maps of finds are non existent - hence 4* only

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding collection of pre-Colombian artefacts collected by art lovers so the emphasis is on the visual which is delightful. Beautifully displayed with just a few well chosen items in each display case. If you’ve been to the Gold Museum in Bogotá and enjoyed it, this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christo8
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Amazing and unexpectedly large collection of artefacts here. The day we visited there were only a handful of other people in the museum. The building itself is beautiful, and everything is laid out well with plenty of information should you want it. Unusually the museum...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank WellTravelledPig
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

I have been to many museums and have seen some wonderful collections, however, this little museum in Quito outshines them all. It was perfection; from the pre-Columbian artifacts, to the house itself, everything was beautifully placed, displayed and lit for maximum enjoyment. I feel my...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JeffreyWaller
Reviewed October 21, 2018

During our stay in Quito we wanted to gather as much history as possible. I think Casa del Alabado is a good option as it has tons of pieces exhibited and what gives it a nice touch is that it's in a 17th-century colonial house....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank rosehiggnsmary
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

This used to be a spectacular museum. The pieces are amazing!!! However, attention has taken a blow. No guides were available, they don’t accept debit card, which is silly, there is no more audio to go along with the exhibits, or if there was, they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AgeeLoro
Reviewed September 17, 2018

A particular museum in Quito. Interesting about first cultures in what is today Ecuador s territory. Very well done. You can ask for a guide

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank empacayavolar
Reviewed August 31, 2018

If you are the kind of explorer that loves to learn about the Pre-Hipanic art in Ecuador, La Casa del Alabado is the right place to be. You will be surprised and amazed by the quality, extraordinary restoration and so many beautiful pieces shown in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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