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Casa del Alabado, Quito
(4.7/5 based on 550+ 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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  • This is a very interesting journey with pieces that are not seen in other museums. The visit can be self-guided with the ease of the audio-guides. It is certainly a charming place.
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  • The place is a modified to be Museum, from there, it becomes real magical place. It has a wide collection of pre Columbian parts detailing the culture of our Ecuador. The explanation of the guides complete the picture of the Museum. They are fully trained and trained to assist any concerns of its visitors. You must visit it if you want to discover the history of the Ecuador
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  • I was surprised! I did not find a museum so pretty and organized in Quito! Up to the figurines are beautiful: P
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  • 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!!
  • It's a nice environment with plenty of authentic pieces along with great information provided by either an audio device give to visitors upon arrival or a guide (depending on the time of day).
  • 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