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Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia)

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Joshiewoshie wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto387 contributions343 helpful votes
I generally love old house museums. This one, while slightly interesting, wasn't worth the overall experience. In a city brimming with things to do, including many old buildings and museums, the staff here were the most heavy handed I had encountered in a long time. What's the point of walking through an old house where you are not allowed to take pictures? The rooms are mostly roped off for protection, so why no photos? Even at the national museum which has ancient treasures, we were allowed photos. Some of the rooms here barely had anything, and they had obviously tried to fill the rooms with any sort of curiosities that could be found. Also, the written biography of the former owner was nauseatingly verbose. It read like a hagiography.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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pfefmeister wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California2,042 contributions578 helpful votes
This lovely museum showcases the life of one of Quito’s finest citizens, with the home a display of her belongings lovingly restored. We walked the ground floor and did not think it was anything special, and almost missed the second floor which is the dramatic part of the house. We loved this museum and it didn’t take more than 30-45 minutes to get through it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Sedge2013 wrote a review Jan 2020
Winchester, United Kingdom287 contributions62 helpful votes
We loved the place real insight into visionary’s take on providing for the poor . Also an insight into wealthy woman’s home . Took some finding but the bathroom is worth it !
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Date of experience: January 2020
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FelipeDall wrote a review Jan 2020
Brasilia, DF61 contributions27 helpful votes
One of the best museum I have had in Quito Historical center. It tells the history of a wealthy woman who decided to help poor people, further to showing living conditions of begginings of century 20.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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cammerayguy wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia396 contributions113 helpful votes
We had a few hours to spare and looked round this museum. This was the private home of a philanthropist widow which had been preserved as a snap-shot of privileged life in Quito in mid-20th century. Many pictures in the house were by Victor Mideras, a noted painter; – Maria was his patron. We had an included guided tour of the house in English - it was very good.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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