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I had trouble finding this place (another closed gate situation), but I’m so glad I finally did. I paid only $2 to get in and received a private tour of the whole place. My guide was so knowledgeable and talked about each and every piece...More
Very well preserved house of rich widow who ran charitable foundations and sponsored at least one artist.
House is a testament to how good life can be for the "haves" - the bathroom is truly spectacular - especially for its time
Interesting to see how...More
Its always interesting seeing how others live, both past and present. The house is a definite monument to one of Quito's philanthropists and has many examples of foreign and Ecuadorean art. Tours are mainly in Spanish, but we were lucky and there was a volunteer...More
Really very fine museum containing a philanthropist lady's belongings and telling a story of life here in the span of the years 1901 through 1987. Very intriguing particularly her care for orphan children and her concern for the arts. The guide spoke reasonably good English...More
At the time of our visit there was no one offering guided tours. While the upstairs rooms illustrating the owners private quarters are very interesting, there is very little information on her life and work. The curators have also filled some of the empty rooms...More
The young man who was our guide had just enough English to make this a fun tour - I think he learnt some new English words and we learnt a few Spanish ones. He took us tound the house and told us all about Maria....More
A great place to see if you're about people and how they lived...not just 'things' but how these artifacts showed up in daily life. Yes, about a very wealthy woman (who also used wealth to care for children on one floor and entertain Presidents on...More