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

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Our favorite museum--brings other times to life--guide amazing even if you don't speak Spanish.

A great place to see if you're about people and how they lived...not just 'things' but how these... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2016
Evanston, Illinois
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Really Interesting Tour

I felt it was by far the most interesting experience in old town. Really interesting house and the... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2016
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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 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

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed March 7, 2016

I felt it was by far the most interesting experience in old town. Really interesting house and the guides did a great job explaining the history of Maria and the house.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed March 6, 2016

House owned by one of Quito's most famous patrons. Took care of the city's kids. Many of her furnishings here, though they're from 20th century. The house itself is old and of old spanish colonial architecture. We enjoyed the visit, but preferred Mariscal Sucre home.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank alanrL6853ZO
Reviewed March 1, 2016

This house was from the "crazy twenties". Inside, things are wonderfully preserved. There are quite a few paintings, as well as some exhibits that were donated by others that were not actually there, but were from the same time period. This house gives wonderful perspective...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

The riches in this marvellous house are beyond anything I've seen. Beautiful tiling, handpainted murals, gold and silver everywhere, amazing wooden floors and the most decadent bathroom I have ever seen. Go and see it now (and take the not very original story of Marias...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

The Museum is amazing, a walk back in time. Each room itself is a true art piece, where you can find antique furniture from different historical periods, amazing paintings and every day objects that take you back to the time when the owner and her...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed October 4, 2015

Our knowledgeable guide provided an in depth account of the house and its artifacts which gave us a snap shot of life there between 1920 and 1950.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

The museum was being renovated. I thought they did a wonderful job on the facility. The collection, however, lacks information about her life. She was such an important figure to the independence movement in South America. I would have thought that they would have had...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Henry P
Reviewed July 30, 2015

A Beautiful Home preserved as Maria left it. Maria lived in this home with her husband and servants. Her husband died young and they never had children. She supported the orphans and poor children of the city. All her possesions, paintings, furniture fill the house....More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank marynaturelover
Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

I was given a Spanish tour guide, and she did a great job speaking slowly enough so that I could understand her! I'm not sure if they offer English tours or not. The house is a great example of Colonial South American design, and the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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