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La Capilla Del Hombre
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Small-Group Quito City Tour including Capilla del Hombre Art Museum
Ranked #3 of 263 things to do in Quito
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

La Capilla lies at the end of the street in a barrio that edges up a hill into a forest. Before you take off, make sure you know how to get back. That won't be a problem if you are finishing your visit at noon or 2 pm. There will be a taxi to take you on, if only because the next visitors will be alighting from the cab, the driver of which will be looking for a pick up. If you come at the end of the day it's a different situation because there won't be anymore cabs bringing fresh visitors up the hill. Nor will the people at the entrance gate call you a cab. We asked and they refused point blank. But we had figured on that. We had our map and had no problem walking back down to streets busy with cabs or public transportation. As it happened, we weren't very far into our walk when we successfully hailed a cab driven by a guy on his way home at the end of the day. As we went down the hill in the cab we passed several people who clearly were walking the same walk from the Capilla. They had their arms out.

If you are going at the end of the day and absolutely must have a cab out, take your cell and get a number to call at your hotel and all will go smoothly.

We enjoyed our visit, particularly to the house. We make no comments regarding the quality of the paintings at the Capilla.

One last thing, be careful of out of date guidebooks. Until recently there were two venues--the Capilla and the fundacion. Forget about the latter, its closed and empty.

4  Thank GuillermoAngel
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FundacionGuayasamin, Coordinación de Actividades Culturales, Eventos y Visitas at La Capilla Del Hombre, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2013
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Thank you for yuor review, your opinion is very important for us, especially because the persons in the ticket office have the obligation to call a taxi for our visitors.

With regard to the Foundation Guayasamín, yes, we move and this building is empty, but now our offices and new museum " Casa Guayasamín " are located next to the Chapel of the Man, in the same adress /

Gracias por su comentario, para nosotros es muy importante su opinion sobre todo porque las personas en la boletería tienen la obligación de llamar un taxi para nuestros visitantes.

Con respecto a la Fundación Guayasamín, si, nos trasladamos de domicilio y ese lugar está vació, ahora nuestras oficinas y nuevo museo "Casa Guayasamín" están ubicados al lado de la Capilla del Hombre, en las misma dirección.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Guyasmin is a national treasure in Ecuador. His work is influenced by Picasso and Gaugin. The house is fabulous and his personal collection amazing. If you want to know his politics just look at his art and of course the photos with Castro.

The museum is a show case to Guyasmin. It is obvious that this man knew how to promote himself and does so at every turn. There is an abundance of gift shops in both the house and the museum.

It is definitely worth seeing this place - a little off the beaten path so you will need a cab. The view outside is spectacular. You will have to form your own opinion of the art.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Guyasmin's murals are wall size. His "chapel" was specifically created to display them. They are very moving. Visiting his home, which is next door to the chapel, is also worth the time. Allow a minimum of 3 hours

2  Thank Sokkerski
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

A trip to Quito is not complete without visiting this museum. Start with the house guided tour and do the gallery tour after.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

The home of Guayasamin is gorgeous and his personal art collection is impressive and interesting. I was very impressed that their a tour guide waiting for your to enter and a guided tour is part of the experience. The actual museum has stunning work by Guayasamin and a tour is also available. There is a gift shop to buy post cards, prints, and nick knacks. I had been looking forward to this excursion ever since we planned our trip to Quito and it did not disappoint.

I recommend taking cab (make sure it is a legitimately registered cab) since the neighborhood, Bella Vista is on a VERY steep hill... and pay no more than $3.

A definite must if you are in Quito for a few days and interested in modern Ecuadorian culture.

2  Thank rsirwin2
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