Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art, Guayaquil

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In an effort to position itself as a catalyst for the development of local, regional, and national artistic culture, Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art showcases over 50,000 native Ecuadorian archaeological pieces and over 3,000 pieces of modern works of art. The museum strives to promote cultural debate, increase community understanding, and encourage creative expression of identity. A walk through the museum reveals Ecuador's cultural heritage through a variety of different media, including paintings, sculptures, prints, and ceramics. A visit to Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Guayaquil travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Worth a visit and enjoy slowly from all its rooms. It is a jewel! It is good to spend a couple of hours.
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  • This is a vast museum, very modern, cool and clean, but with a bit of a mix of exhibits. There is quite a lot of Ecuadorian antiquities, but I'm a little suspicious of their authenticity as they are i...  more »
  • The 'Museums' are in a series of rooms off a long, dull, unimposing corridor. A guard is stationed in the corridor but there is no one to give any information. The series of rooms of the Contemporary ...  more »

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