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Casa del Alabado

Cuenca N 1-41 | Bolivar, Near Plaza San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-228-0940
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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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  • Average2%
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Cuenca N 1-41 | Bolivar, Near Plaza San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-228-0940
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

I visited this museum for about little less than an hour on Tuesday morning. The venue was very spacious and was very comfortable to walk around, seeing mysterious and sometimes comical pre-columbian artifacts. Audio guide is included in the tour, but there are also english...More

1  Thank Kazufumi A
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed this museum for many reasons, but also bc they offered an audio guide in English. The museum itself is beautiful and well organized. Each section provides insight into different cultural practices of the Incan peoples.

Thank Farrah H
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Casa del Alabado is a museum of Pre-Columbian art located in the historic downtown of Quito. It is quite convenient to visit after a walking tour of the historic area. The museum is housed in a charming 17th century Spanish colonial structure, renovated with contemporary...More

1  Thank eat1226
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Incredible collection - worth a visit - great museum guide for sale. Pre-Columbian artifacts - great condition, variety, collection - loved this place

Thank safarigirlNC
Reviewed July 28, 2017

This small, somewhat hidden museum should not be missed--it has a spectacular collection of pre-Columbian artwork that is just staggering in its variety and quality. Text is in English and Spanish, and provides a good understanding of the context and background of Ecuador's cultures prior...More

Thank C R
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Found this hidden gem on the third of my three trips to Quito. The collection is fabulous--the most extensive pre-Colombian collection I have seen. The small size makes it navigable in an afternoon.

Thank JoMich
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

The collection of Ecuadorian pre Colombian art is incredible, the state of the pieces is amazing. The admission is $4.00 and it includes an audio guide. The museum is located in downtown, across the street from hotel Gangotena and the church of San Francisco. We...More

Thank Becky S
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Super interesting modern collection of Ecuadorian art. I highly recommend a visit to this small but quaint museum in the historic center of Quito. A must!

Thank MCSilvaEcuador
Reviewed June 23, 2017

Every single piece of (mainly ceramic) objects of art is a masterpiece. This is the third time I visited the museum, and will certainly return. The staff is very knowledgeable, the shop has some great collections of masterpieces at different prices (depending on the high...More

Thank Viktor S
Reviewed June 16, 2017

If you enter El Alabado full of preconceptions, as I did, be prepared to have your eyes opened. In the course of my education, I’d learned that ancient art had progressed from Egypt to Athens to Rome. But, later in life, on encountering the marvels...More

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