Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana

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Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana

Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
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This museum features the finest Ecuadorian art and facilities for artistic performances, traveling exhibitions and film screenings.
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George S
Miami Beach, FL826 contributions
Must bisit
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is a modern exposition center which contains a cinema, some exposition space and museums of modern art, musical instruments. Also, and most importantly, it houses the National Museum of Ecuador. I visited the art museum which contains works of native artists and it was OK. But the real gem is the National Museum, which features and displays Ecuador’s history and culture. This is a fabulous museum, very informative and one that is not to be missed. BTW, all museums are free. The Casa is in the Parque dela Arbolito and should be on any visitor’s itinerary.
Written February 26, 2020
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Laurence LeBlanc
Montreal, Canada40 contributions
Great expositions and cultural events
Sep 2018
There are always cultural dances and art shows happening at this center, as well as historical expositions. It's worth checking out, especially if there is something happening of interest to you. Accessible by public transport.
Written August 9, 2019
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pinkfroggy9
Knoxville, TN140 contributions
It is open
May 2018 • Family
We started with conflicting information about whether the museums were open. They are, and the collection is quite nice and well organized. The pre-Colombian artifacts are particularly interesting.

Our main disappointment arises from the fact that we were told that guided tours were available in English. Unfortunately upon arrival we were told we would need to use an audio app available on our phones through the App Store or a QR code. It would not work, and the QR code continually transferred us to a site regarding the band Green Day. The museums were great, but we could have gotten a lot more out of it if we better understood the context of the exhibits.
Written May 26, 2018
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galeopsis
Berlin4 contributions
National Museum closed
Dec 2017
The National Museum is definitely closed since two years and there is no scheduled date for reopening. This is the museum with the great collection of precolumbian art.

If you find on the internet the Museo Nacional del Banco de Ecuador which seems to be open: It‘s the old entry of the same museum. It was taken over by the government years ago.

You can visit the Museo de la casa de la cultura with paintings, music instruments and folk art. It‘s for free.
Written December 1, 2017
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Sam w
85 contributions
Nice Museum ... but
Oct 2017 • Couples
... but most of the galleries (salas) were closed when we visited. It’s free. One gallery was a tribute to an Ecuadorian artist. The Guayasamin gallery was closed. The park across the street had a lot of vendors (usual tourist stuff) plus an attractive stone arch and a bronze statue. There is also a bust of Dostoyevski, a present to Quito from Russia.

See also my other reviews for Quito (including the free walking tour of Ecuador), Buenos Aires, Santiago Valparaiso, Lina, Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu and Galapagos.
Written October 3, 2017
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Lidia-MUC
Munich, Germany119 contributions
Excellent collection!
Aug 2017
The Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana hosts a museum with a large and extremely interesting collection of modern art, mainly paintings from the XIX century onwards. There is also a collection of musical instruments and an ethnographic museum.plenty of informative texts (in Spanish) and very friendly and competent guides!
Written August 17, 2017
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WJD_CO
Longmont, CO2,385 contributions
This is an easily accessible Museum and Conference Center near Parque Elijido
Jun 2017
This is a beautiful complex that is well worth visiting, and is the meeting place for international conferences, and many other events
Written June 13, 2017
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BernDude
Lake Elsinore, CA364 contributions
Good find
Mar 2017 • Couples
We were staying at Hilton colon and walked over to park across the street and wandered around and then saw this museum
It's free
Nice, but day we were there most of it was closed for some event
We saw 2 galleries one of contemporary art and one of historical photographs (which was really interesting)
Worth a stop
Would rate higher but most of it was closed day we were there
Written March 4, 2017
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40countrytraveler
Milwaukee, Wisconsin60 contributions
Outstand Ballet performance in the theater when we found this place
Oct 2015 • Couples
A free performance facility with outstanding ballet dancers. On the day we happened to come across this culture center (we were going to the art fair across the street at the park on a Sunday), a "Circus" ballet was being performed free. The theater was full of young families who were amazing. Quiet, attentive, and very receptive to the performers and others in the audience. The ballet was wonderful, but the young children in the audience were even more amazing for their ability to watch, not talk, cry or distract others. What a great find. We were told that they always have free high quality performances in the theater of this culture center.
Written October 11, 2015
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pglejm
Santa Cruz, CA4,069 contributions
It's free!! and kind of cool!
Mar 2015 • Friends
Besides the artifacts and historical relics, there was a very cool contemporary art show and two of the artists were there to answer your questions and just enjoy your reaction to their work. Very relaxing museum with few people.
Written March 31, 2015
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