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

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Really enjoyed this

Just the 2 of us on the tour, very interesting, and at $2 pp, well worthwhile. I happen to like... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Beautiful home filled with incredible pieces from all over

I had trouble finding this place (another closed gate situation), but I’m so glad I finally did. I... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2018
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This impressive museum houses paintings by Victor Mideros and fine displays of French porcelain, silver dinnerware and colonial art.
Calle Garcia Moreno 760, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-258-0103
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Just the 2 of us on the tour, very interesting, and at $2 pp, well worthwhile. I happen to like this kind of thing, and both of us liked it.

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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

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

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Reviewed August 12, 2017

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

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Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed February 10, 2017

This museum gives you a great idea of how wealthy people lived in the old part of Quito about 100 years ago. Found it quite interesting.

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

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

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Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Really lovely place, beautiful furnishings and interesting to see how they lived. A sweet young guide, very keen, gave a good tour. Would recommend.

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed August 25, 2016

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

Thank Shirric
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

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

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