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National Museum of Ecuador

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The National Museum recognizes the multiplicity of identities of Ecuadorian society, its permanent transformation and mobility, and seeks to establish itself as a space for participation, dialogue, confrontation and representation in the public...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Avenida Patria | Between Avenida 6 de Diciembre and Avenida 12 de Octubre, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The National Museum of Ecuador is a great museum that has many figurines as well as gold masks and paintings. I really enjoyed this museum. It is worth checking out when in Quito.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The told me to leave my valuables (including professional cameras worth 10,000 usd) at their desk unguarded! They did not let me enter

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank brumbrum000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating collection of pottery and other items that tell the tale of ancient civilizations. Well worth the time.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Anise2014
Reviewed July 30, 2019

This museum has diverse displays arranged thematically. You can see the culture, history, and art of the people of Ecuador. I enjoyed the display of pre-Colombian gold and the special exhibit on sexuality in pre-Colombian art.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Robert D
Reviewed July 19, 2019

Ecuador has a rich cultural heritage and every museum offers greater glimpse of this ...if you enjoy museums, you will be glad you went.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank SriandKira
Reviewed July 17, 2019

We really enjoyed this great museum and learned much about Ecuadorian history. It’s a nice mix of antiquities and more contemporary pieces. The collection is diverse and interesting. We went for the morning, left for a relaxed lunch and returned to see more in the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank marsle
Reviewed June 11, 2019

A great stop on your tour of Quito, Ecuador. Make sure you visit the Incan gold room to view ancient crafting of golden images, masks and jewelry. Awesome.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank ChristineDeLisle
Reviewed June 10, 2019

I have visited this museum since it was part of the Banco Central del Ecuador. This time, the museum reopened with a new concept. The collection is displayed according to different topics, not necessarily in a chronologic fashion. It takes a little while to digest...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank michael a
Reviewed May 17, 2019

This is a very nice museum. It is not overcrowded with art or artifacts to look at, but the displays are very good. I particularly liked the sculptures of the women on the first two floors. They also have a nice gift shop and coffee...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BethWallace
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Saw some of the artefacts native culture and good explanations of three native languages. Did not visit all of the museum as wife was not feeling well.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Avtar W
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Closed in December 2016
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The museum is opened since May 2018.
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