Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno, Cuenca

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See contemporary and historical artworks at Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno, housed in what used to be a mental health facility and jail. The museum features works from the mid-20th century, in addition to a rotating exhibit of more modern pieces. Take a stroll from the museum to the nearby square for a bite to eat or a drink. For Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno and beyond, use our Cuenca trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Cuenca vacation.
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  • July 26, 2017
    The building is cute and different interesting collections. There are good places to eat around.
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  • July 26, 2017
    I'm not a big modern art fan so didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. There was a large, single exhibition by a German artist created specifically about Equador and colonialism and the buildin...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    On a beautiful plot (old hospital) well preserved is the municipal Museum of modern art. The environment, building and especially the central courtyard are worth the visit, if you also like the works on display is a perfect ride
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  • December 20, 2016
    This is mixed bag in my book. There are some great exhibits. Then there are the exhibits that look like a homeless person was rooting through the garbage. But I guess that is modern art for you. Does not make the best use the scale space. Lots of empty rooms. You can move through the museum pretty quickly.
  • March 13, 2017
    We went there 3 times in 3 days and it's always closed ! 8-(
  • November 22, 2016
    Plenty to see, odd hours.
  • January 11, 2017
    Museum worth to be visited
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  • December 2, 2011
    In front the parq
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