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“Wonderful.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Guayasamin Museum

Guayasamin Museum
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$115.00*
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Cultural Tour of Quito Including Artisan Chocolate Tasting
Ranked #6 of 203 things to do in Quito
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín including posters, signed prints and colonial religious art.
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“Wonderful.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

I knew nothing of Guayasamin before coming to Ecuador. I saw this museum on trip advisor, read up on the artist and headed to the museum. The museum contains two parts - the Chapel of Man and Guayasamim's house. I went to the Chapel first. The painting are extremely expressive. I very much enjoyed the experience, although it was sad. You can ask to view the video in English, which provides some context. I then went on a tour of his house, which was given in English (since I don't speak Spanish). The tour was excellent. It was interesting, and the house is absolutely beautiful. I would highly recommend this!

Visited July 2013
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“A good combination”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

Great location and interesting modern art. Well worth the visit, fascinating art and the house and grounds are beautiful.

Visited June 2013
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“High on a hill overlooking Quito is Guayasamin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Unique and eye opening. This artist definitely had a vision of what his art would portray. He was a man for all men.

Visited June 2013
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“Must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is an amazing museum dedicated Guayasamin's art which is very moving and emotional. The museum is quite magnificent. The house is interesting and he did collect some good pieces of work there as well. His life is very interesting and his art is explained contextually according to the people and events around him.

Visited April 2013
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“A museum unlike you have seen anywhere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

This artist almost exclusively draws human emotions, feelings and most of the art was quite sad in nature but the intense depth and emotion was very vivid and colourful. The saving grace was that you could take some of his pictures hung on the periphery.
The museum opens only at 10 AM and there is $3-4 entrance fee.

Visited May 2013
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