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Guayasamin Museum, Quito
(4.7/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
Dedicated to the art of Oswaldo Guayasamin, Guayasamin Museum displays powerful, politically charged works. The paintings take you through the struggles of Ecuador and its peoples in recent history. Take a tour of the museum to get extra details about the many pieces by the artist. Consider combining this with a visit to the artist's expansive house next door, where you can see Guayasamin's personal art collection. To visit Guayasamin Museum and get the most from your holiday in Quito, create itinerary details personal to you using our Quito tourist route planner.
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  • We live close to the museum and have been there already a couple of times with friends or families: it is again and again a wonderful place and every time you learn new things! I like the combination ...  more »
  • One minor point was the tour through the house was very very quick, hardly any time to stand still and look at certain artifacts... 
  • If this museum is 2 x 1, but I do not speak of price but of the visit, as in the same space we found a side to the "Chapel of man" and the other "House Museum". In the chapel of man there is a variety of works of artist Oswaldo Guayasamín, where you can see different representations in paintings, sculptures, murals, which manages to easily capture your invitation to reflect on our history and culture up to the furthest from the artistic interpretation (like me). I regret to admit that unaware of this famous painter and sculptor Quito, while visiting the Ecuador, I heard of it and approached me, going to these two places gave me an approach to his work, but also to his life which can be appreciated in the "House Museum", which was the place of residence of Oswaldo since 1979 (start of construction in 1976) until his death in 1999. His house was transformed in a museum respecting the privacy and them spaces that saw in life Guayasamin, is can appreciate the great collection of objects, the study where performed its work, them tools employed, his collection of books, between others. As a curiosity, in a garden of the House is a tree named by relatives as "The tree of life" that was planted by the artist and under his remains fulfilling is your desire. Guayasamín was you can see the chapel of man in life, make you a tribute and see it for him.
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