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Address: Pasaje Espejo No. 1147, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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A great and fun way to learn about Ecuador independence!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 3, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 are extremely friendly and well prepared so this museum is a great option to spend... More 

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Elgin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 Spain in Latin America was on 10 August 1809). The line went around the building;... More 

Thank BrockDaBadger
Boulder, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 given by the guard, just that the museum was free that day. The wax models... More 

Thank Lizara K
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 art to the city. As we were paying our $1.50 entrance, we were told they... More 

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