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“Ecuador's premier artist as connoisseur”
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Guayasamin Museum
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Cultural Tour of Quito Including Artisan Chocolate Tasting
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Capilla del Hombre and Guayasamin Museum Access
Ranked #6 of 235 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.
Reviewed August 17, 2014

This stunning house overlooks Quito and is packed with the fruits of Oswaldo Guayasamin's lifetime of eclectic acquisitions. Although not technically the architect, Guayasamin's hand is evident it the house's design. The furnishings are largely as he left them and range from pre-Columbian to colonial to modern. In addition to being Ecuador's premier artist, Guayasamin also had a fine connoisseur's eye and chose his collection well. His studio remains largely as he left it, including partially completed portraits. This house perched above the city and filled with his personal art reminded me of Pablo Neruda's house on a similar hill above Valparaiso, Chile, and indeed, Guayasamin and the Chilean poet/leftist Neruda were friends.

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Reviewed August 16, 2014

Interesting paintings that are hard to appreciate unless you know the story behind them....can be a little disturbing...our guide actually knew him when he was alive...

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Reviewed August 15, 2014

Don't miss the opportunity to see the job of one of the most important Latin American Artists. The Souvenir shop is fantastic and if you can afford it, bring an original piece to you home.

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Reviewed August 12, 2014

I visited on a Sunday when entrance is free. Unfortunately no English tours were available and one cannot tour the house alone, so I joined a Spanish group. The house is lovely but they do not give you time to linger. A security guard follows the group to make sure you stay on track. It's a lovely house with interesting artifacts and art. I also found the video of Guayasamin painting a portrait fascinating in how he captured the essence of the person in a few brushstrokes, similar to Picasso's sketches. There is also a store with postcards (no stamps) and clothing, jewelry and posters with his artwork. The Capilla del Hombre is next door.

Thank tropicalnorth
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Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Interesting tour of his house and spectacular view of the city. Free on Sundays. Many of his paintings are also sold in the artisans market, copies I'm assuming.

Thank Suleman A
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