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Museo Alberto Mena Caamano

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Jan 3, 2018
“Wax Museum ”
Sep 3, 2016
“A great and fun way to learn about Ecuador independence!”
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Pasaje Espejo No. 1147, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-258-4363
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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

This Museum explains the history of Ecuador and it’s very informative. Cost was $1.50 per person. It took about 30-40 minutes to complete and you have the option to see the Museum alone or with a guide. The guides are free and go out at...More

Thank Sebastian G
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Located in the actual location where ecuadorian patriots were killed in 1809, this former jail turned into a wax museum is a fantastic and fun way to learn about Ecuador independence process (1780 - 1822). The wax statues are in perfect condition, the museum guides...More

Thank PJRibadeneira
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Even though there are few English explanations, the layout and exhibits are fascinating. Spend a little time learning the history of Ecuador and you may appreciate it better. US$1.50 admission fee; the museum was free on 10 August 2016 (the first call for independence from...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2016

This would be a fine museum for Ecuadorean school children to learn about their country but for anyone else it's worthless. Nothing is in English, the plaques for the exhibits, the pamphlets , the staff. If it were to be so maybe two stars.

Thank Grinninggnome
Reviewed January 16, 2016

The museum is clearly relatively new (or relatively recently renovated) and tells the story of Quito's rebellions and revolutions in the 19th century along with some other details about the history of Quito. We were allowed in for free - I didn't catch the reason...More

Thank Lizara K
Reviewed March 26, 2015

Our directions led us to the Metropolitan Cultural Center, but we could not find the museum. The entrance is actually outside the cultural center on the right side, down the small alley way. The museum is named for the person who donated his pieces of...More

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