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“Ecuador's most famous artist”
Review of Guayasamin Museum

Guayasamin Museum
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Ranked #6 of 199 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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“Ecuador's most famous artist”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

While touring Quito be sure to schedule a visit to the Guayasamin Museum and Temple of Man.

Visitors will get to tour the last home of this famous Ecuadorian artist and view his private collection, his studio and a few of his unfinished pieces. The grounds of the home are complete with sculptures of the artists and a beautiful view of the heart of the city.

The "Temple of Man" or Capilla del Hombre is Guayasamins homage to man. Some pieces are quite macabre while others display man's ability to care and love for others. This "temple" was never fully finished as the artists dies before its completion. This temple could also be considered Guayasamin's homage to himself as well.

Take a cab from anywhere in Quito to the museum. It is located in the "Bella Vista" neighborhood. If you are willing to walk be prepared to walk uphill. The neighborhood is safe during the day. Entrance is free on Sundays. Entrance to the home and temple are separate entry fees to be paid at the main gate.

Visited September 2013
4 Thank Kristin F
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews
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“Art and paints....”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Visiting this museum it was really worth it spending my time there...if you can get the bus to get there it's worth it by just paying $.25 ctvs od usd dollar, a lot to see and good time, there is also places to eat here, Oswaldo Guayasamin it's one of the famous painter around the world. And his paints here are beautiful .....and also from here you can see the north side of the city beu use it's located on top of a medium hill.....highly recommended to go here

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Lewis125
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Canberra, Australia
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“Impressive collection displayed in even more impressive building”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Impressive collection displayed in even more impressive building. His home above the museum is gorgeous and worth seeing too.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank RaceyVee
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Miami, Florida
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“a must see for history of quito”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

This Museum will show you and teach you about the history of Quito Ecuador. They have waxed replicas of Important people throughout the history of Quito Ecuador.

Visited September 2013
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

1 Thank Simon P
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pacific northwest
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“Art in a beautiful historic home”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

When you enter the museum/home you will have a private guided tour in Spanish, English or German. The home is beautiful, and beautifully-located in a Quito neighborhood. Artwork includes pieces by many well-known European artists. We found it fascinating.

Visited August 2013
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