Prohibido Centro Cultural, Cuenca

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  • A great House that, since 1995, turns slowly in the dark, Gothic and romantic place (in the sense of the authors of the 19me, Baudelaire what!). Here, the House itself has changed (dummy) bones coming out of the walls, quirky paintings (and that can shock the prudish spirits). This House is without a doubt a place of counterculture, which feels good in the middle of a Cuenca so conformist. The costumes, props and costumes are even available for you to break out and have a good time! Some attractions are also available (coffins, guillotines...) to take your picture! The family who lives in this exceptional place will not hesitate to give you all the information and news you want and even more! PS: hit hard or ring! PS 2: the place deserves just one dusting! PS 3: have fun!
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  • We pushed the door of this Museum of prohibited works and we were not disappointed! Hundreds of works absolutely everywhere in the House, from floor to ceiling and integrated in the furniture. This isn't a museum 'dark' because many colors, nice music and very cool owner, open to discussion and ready to give you all the necessary info. The place just like the works do not include convention and it's nice to see! Lots of fun things like the guillotine, disguises to blend into the décor, a coffin etc. We can both discover 1001 wonders and have a good time! Go without pressure, without a priori and especially do not take offense in front of some drawings or sculptures that may "offend the sensibilities" of the Puritans.
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  • It is something completely different and unusual. It is a space for people who follow a different from the ordinary thought and that it must be respected in the same way... I recommend it completely by the fun and friendly people working there :)
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  • Fun display of multi-media art but definitely not for everyone.
  • Underground, artistic, relaxed and informal. Also good for a snack with a beer
  • Was closed both times when it should have been open
  • Great spot for enjoying eclectic dark art
  • I'm all for talking about cultural taboos, but this museum was just a creepy, overpriced (at $2 entrance fee) experience. My dad and I visited thinking we could check out some weird artwork and grab a beer or coffee inside, but the place was just too filthy to consider ingesting anything here. It wasn't the Christ figures with erections that bothered me but just the musty, stained environment and dirty kitchen that was easily visible. Taboos don't frighten me as much as the prospect of sickness from food service. All the artwork seemed to be just sculptures and wall art from some tattoo artist trying to show how edgy he was. I know it has a different cultural significance in Ecuador than in other places, but I felt like plenty of others had done it before and much better. Infrequently interesting and definitely not for kids or your grandma.

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Extremely popular with international visitors and expats, Cuenca features the sizeable range of hotel options you might expect from a renowned tourist destination. Scores of hotels and bed and breakfasts line the streets of the city's old town, many of them occupying historic mansions and homes restored to their former glory. The larger, more upscale hotels in the city center tend to offer onsite restaurants and other amenities, while cheaper hostels feature little more than bunk beds in exchange for much lower rates. However, keep in mind that Cuenca's popularity has a flip side, as the large foreign presence makes for higher prices than elsewhere in Ecuador and also large fluctuations in cost depending on the season.
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