Centro Cultural Metropolitano

Centro Cultural Metropolitano

Centro Cultural Metropolitano
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
This area is a great place to work and study as it features a really great library within its premises. The library is relaxing and extremely quiet. The rest of the building is great to explore as it depicts a lot of Quito and Ecuador’s history and culture through art and architecture. You can access the roof in which you can view the central plaza and see many other important buildings such as the National Palace and some of the nearby churches.
Written February 12, 2019
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Jack H
Greenville, SC2,227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
I came upon this cente as I strolled down Garcia Moreno between Plaza Grande and Plaza San Francisco. I didn't have to go up the central staircase to see why the place is so popular. Once in the central entrance the first thing you see is a an interactive relief map of the city. A private guide was talking to her clients, explaining the city by lighting up different sections of it. Just behind that a light and airy public library. Walking to the right of center, at that end of the building I found an interior courtyard, pretty in itself but with a bustling restaurant in one corner. I might have had lunch here but the place was packed. Walking all the way in the opposite direction another pleasant courtyard, this one covered with greenery, very different in style from the first one I had a look at. Looked like a great place to schedule a meeting or rendezvous.

Another fine use of an old building, changing it into a multipurpose and very useful building in many ways. Also a respite from the heat on a scorcher, or the elements on a rainy day. Certainly worth a look at least - who knows? You might even want to linger..
Written October 31, 2018
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Katharine G
Buckhannon89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
This museum is always interesting, with different exhibits rotating over the months. We enjoyed it two years ago and again this visit. The history of Quito is extremely well done, even with a train car you can sit in and "travel" through the Andes in, with sounds and panaramic video views. Don't miss this one!
Written February 18, 2018
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TheProdigitalSon
London128 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
Free to get in, this museum currently has some nice photos of several Latin American country's peoples. Although they have English translations introducing some of the photographers, I thought it could be much improved by having captions on each photo explaining what the photo is about. (who the people and and maybe a brief story for each) The building is architecturally beautiful and very well maintained.
Written January 26, 2017
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200nightsontheroad
Joplin, MO157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
This building houses the municipal library. It has a public bathroom that is clean and costs 10 cents, 15 cents if you want toilet paper.
The exhibit I saw was very popular and showed painted statues of women from all around Ecuador. A famous female artist created them to show what the actual life of women in different areas and fields was like. It also had a video that explained her work.
Written October 27, 2015
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BluePointer
Ontario, Canada5,142 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
I would not have thought that this place was anything special except for the fact that it was part of both guided tours that we took in Quito. Perhaps it is because of its world heritage site honour, or it may be for the historical artifacts that it houses, which we did not see on our tours. No doubt, proximity to the Presidential Palace and the Grande Square have something to do with it being a tourist mecca.

This structure was built in 1622 by the Jesuits (Society of Jesus), used by them as a university and was part of a larger land area that they controlled, mostly for education purposes. But the Jesuits were expelled in 1767, and the building was handed over to the Crown. Apparently, the early ideas for Independence were formulated here. Since then, it has had various uses, including a bank, but is now a cultural centre with a huge library, cafes, shops and an historical museum. Parts of the building has been damaged by earthquakes and restored several times over the years. A large balloon display greets you by the side entrance. Courtyards with lovely gardens are beyond. With all the other fantastic things to see in Quito, this is a little ho-hum.
Written March 13, 2015
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Gemma F
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Take the stairs all the way to the top. Hardly anyone is up there and you get amazing views over the city. A great place to take photos from and spend some quiet time.
Written July 28, 2014
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Corey B
Long Beach, CA20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Part of the stunning old town, that will take you both back in time and into a vibrant modern nation.
Written October 19, 2020
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michael c
Stockholm, Sweden1,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
this building in the city center near the Plaza Grande attracts many people. so even during the difficult pandemic times, when I just visited.
Written October 15, 2020
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Perry L
Kennesaw, GA415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Stopped in here while wandering around Plaza Grande one afternoon. The place was really cool. The exhibit when we were there was a series of photographs from the 19th Century, covering people and places from around Quito. Many of the photographs were absolutely stunning in their detail and history. We spent more than an hour looking and discussing the photographs. Not sure what you'll find when you go, but, if there is an exhibit, go. From what I've seen, its worth it.
Written December 27, 2019
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