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Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia)
Ranked #37 of 224 things to do in Quito
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Owner description: This impressive museum houses paintings by Victor Mideros and fine displays of French porcelain, silver dinnerware and colonial art.
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Just the 2 of us on the tour, very interesting, and at $2 pp, well worthwhile. I happen to like this kind of thing, and both of us liked it.

Thank Kay64
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

I had trouble finding this place (another closed gate situation), but I’m so glad I finally did. I paid only $2 to get in and received a private tour of the whole place. My guide was so knowledgeable and talked about each and every piece in the museum. There were some pretty incredible pieces there, including a lot of Bacarat crystal. The paintings by Ecuadorian artist Victor Mideros, which are everywhere, were a highlight for me. He had a unique style for his time. Overall, I highly recommend seeing this home for a peak into the aristocratic Quito life of the 20th century!

Thank Zayna B
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

Very well preserved house of rich widow who ran charitable foundations and sponsored at least one artist.
House is a testament to how good life can be for the "haves" - the bathroom is truly spectacular - especially for its time
Interesting to see how even wealthy homeowners rented out the first floor to businesses to defray expenses.

Thank Laura G
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

Its always interesting seeing how others live, both past and present. The house is a definite monument to one of Quito's philanthropists and has many examples of foreign and Ecuadorean art. Tours are mainly in Spanish, but we were lucky and there was a volunteer who spoke English.

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Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

Really very fine museum containing a philanthropist lady's belongings and telling a story of life here in the span of the years 1901 through 1987. Very intriguing particularly her care for orphan children and her concern for the arts. The guide spoke reasonably good English and was very informative and sweet. Cost very reasonable. Good value.

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