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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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Recommended by a local in Quito

This was well worth the time to visit. We learned a great deal about the history of the area. A number of other visitors were walking through the museum and I think they missed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was well worth the time to visit. We learned a great deal about the history of the area. A number of other visitors were walking through the museum and I think they missed a lot by not reading the descriptions and the other signs. We found this a great sight to learn history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was recommended to me by a guide who has previously worked in Museums. My husband and I went on our last day not knowing much about the museum and not knowing what to expect. So we get there and feel kinda disappointed because we realize it's pre-Columbian collections and usually I find these things less than exciting. But... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

If you are not a fan of Colonial history, this is the place in Quito that you want to visit. It specializes in pre-Columbian history and artifacts and it tells the story of those times in a thoughtful and appealing way. The Collection is very well presented in an attractive building and the price of admission includes a free recorded... More 

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Martinique
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Small museum, privately run so a little more expensive. If you are interested in this subject then a must. Presentations well done and museum full of light and even a green planted wall. A small courtyards where you can have simple but good lunch or local chocolate, quietanf peacefully away from the crowds

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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

It's 95% art and 5% museum. Very well done art displays and nice pieces. I learned, upon asking, that 50% of the pieces have been restored, which explains their good shape. I was very disappointed to find no maps; no chronology of cultures; and displays that mixed the many coastal cultures with Amazon and HIghland cultures. Virtually every intro text... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

While this small museum is very nicely organized, I was not very impressed with the collections. I love archeology, but here all the explanations were around the spiritual/cultural meaning of the artifacts, and they failed to engage me. A free audio guide is included in the admission price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

A small museum that represents Pre Columbian Art and history briefly and meaningfully. One of my 2 most favorite finds in Old Town - a treat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

My favorite in Quito. Cute little souvenir shop & cafe. Free audio guide is limited in English but helpful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Some of the exhibits in this museum are truly beautiful and amazing. Unfortunately there is very little explanation for their purpose or precise origin in history. The audio guide is also terrible - when you're not listening to panpipes there is the narrator merely speculating about the exhibits - not founded by archaeological research.

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2 Thank Iku00
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

the best precolumbian art museum in south america, the pieces of artwork are well presented, not as historical artifacts but rather as pieces of design

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