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

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A different kind of museum in Quito

After going to countless churches and museums about ancient civilisations this was a nice change... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2015
jeff s
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Darien, Georgia
Quito beginning 20th century

a very nice house in centro historico calle Garcia Moreno N2-60. Maria Augusta was a famous... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2015
marti j
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Spain
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This impressive museum houses paintings by Victor Mideros and fine displays of French porcelain, silver dinnerware and colonial art.
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Calle Garcia Moreno 760, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed March 15, 2015

After going to countless churches and museums about ancient civilisations this was a nice change. This is house museum full of antique furniture and art of Maria Augusta. My guide Monica gave a great tour! She is very knowledgeable, and spoke ok english. Ask for...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2015

a very nice house in centro historico calle Garcia Moreno N2-60. Maria Augusta was a famous powerfull woman early 20th century. It was nice to see how the lived in those times. The private guide was good, aldo it was in spanish with a little...More

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Reviewed December 1, 2014

Really recommend this beautiful house museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia. From religious art and artifacts from Ecuador and Europe, to household appliances throughout the development of the 20th century, gorgeous stained-glass, whilst getting a great glimpse at the history of the cry of Quito. Was...More

1  Thank SachaMartin
Reviewed August 6, 2014

The house is just as the way M A Urrutia lived there, she was a famous person in Quito´s city and political environment, but it takes you to the past to see how people lived with furnishings brought from Europe and nice details of that...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2014

Duena Urrutia was a wealthy young widow who followed the Gospel and helped the poor both during and after her long life. This museum is her former house which she shared with orphans while counting her dinero on the upper floors. The guide pointed out...More

1  Thank Noel78
Reviewed July 15, 2014

The house of Maria Augustina in Old Town was a great way to feel how it was before the surge in growth. A remarkable women with no children who fed the poor, contributed to the city, she gave the land for La Carolina park. After...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Located on Calle Garcia Moreno, midway between La Compañia Church and the yellow arch across the road. If you are trying to fit a quick visit here with other nearby attractions - think again. A helpful guide will show you around, but take forever doing...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Small museum in Historical Quito. A bit difficult to find, but keep walking and it can be found. Home is an homage to Maria Augusta who did a lot of charity work (actually lived like a nun without being a nun). The furnishings and items...More

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We were meet by a very knowledgeable and friendly guide who spent about an hour with us - no additional cost. He explained the history of the house, the changes that had been made, the life of the wealthy, philanthropic, and highly educated woman who...More

1  Thank Mary K
Reviewed June 10, 2013

IT is a house of a traditional lady, from las century, everything nice, seems like visiting a grandma´s home. Service was terrible, people are rude.

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