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Casa del Alabado, Quito

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
Packed with pre-Columbian artifacts, Casa del Alabado preserves and displays the cultural and artistic heritage of Ecuador's indigenous peoples. Occupying a colonial-era house erected during the 17th century, the museum allows visitors to learn about indigenous beliefs through thematic exhibits, which cover subjects like the afterlife and the role of shamans. Displays contain exquisitely crafted ceramic items, jewelry, carved figurines, ceremonial vessels, masks, musical instruments, and tools. Explanations in both English and Spanish provide insight into the meaning of each item. For a deeper understanding of the museum's highlights, pick up an audio guide at the entrance. To visit Casa del Alabado on your holiday in Quito, and find out what else Quito has to offer, use our Quito travel itinerary planner.
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  • Beautiful! lots of history exposed in a divine architecture. The entrance is very fair priced.
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  • My favorite in Quito. Cute little souvenir shop & cafe. Free audio guide is limited in English but helpful. 
  • Some of the exhibits in this museum are truly beautiful and amazing. Unfortunately there is very little explanation for their purpose or precise origin in history. The audio guide is also terrible - w...  read more »
  • Rarely have I been so captivated by the contents of a museum, by the lighting and creative displays themselves, and indeed, by the building! Much of the art contained herein is practically postmodern in design and conception even while squarely ensconced in prehistoric antiquity--a paradox uniquely captured by the ingenious lighting and displays designed for their our viewing pleasure and understanding. The architect who has masterminded the renovation of this charming colonial home in order to draw the visitors attention to the artifacts on display has created a masterpiece worthy of our careful study and prolonged enjoyment. I shall return many times to the timeless beauty of this home for art, and to take time for musing, dreaming and contemplation. Highly recommended!!
  • Pretty building. Great place to visit if you like indigenous art.
  • beautiful museum, nice collection
  • Tremenda colección de arte precolombino exhibido con mucho estilo. La mejor tienda de souvenires
  • Clean beautifully assembled musium. Highly recommended.
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