La Capilla Del Hombre, Quito

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#3 of 111 in Museums in Ecuador
Immerse yourself in a creative and spiritual journey with a visit to La Capilla Del Hombre, a museum housed in an Inca-inspired chapel. Established by artist and philanthropist Oswaldo Guayasamin, the museum serves as a tribute to humankind, reflecting on suffering and violence but ultimately inspiring hope for a better future. Tragically, Guayasamin died before the opening of his masterpiece, but his spirit lives on in the floor-to-ceiling paintings lining the museum's walls. Take a guided tour in English, Spanish, or French, included in your ticket price. To visit La Capilla Del Hombre on your holiday in Quito, and find out what else Quito has to offer, use our Quito travel route builder app .
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  • This museum was a moving tribute to the people of Latin America displayed in through the art of Oswaldo Guayasamin. The guided tour is essential to understanding the reflections of Latin American and ...  more »
  • On our last day we went here. So glad we did. Don’t miss this treasure. We spent about 3 hours. His artwork is incredibly beautiful and difficult.  more »
  • It is impressive to see the feelings of people, with such unique and different details reflected in paintings
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  • I knew little about Guyasamin before this visit. It’s worth reading a bit about his life before you go. His paintings are a testament to the suffering of the poor and social activists in South American countries. You can tour the Capilla with an English-speaking guide then go back and take your time gazing at these stunning works. Then you can tour the museum, which was his house, also with an English-speaking guide. He lived quite a life. He is buried at the property under a large tree.About an eight dollar cab ride from the historic centre and about eight dollars admission.
  • Very interesting and the free tours are worth it. Guayasamin was very talented and his opus magnum will leave you feeling overwhelmed but hopeful for the future. Well in other words you'll need a beer after!
  • Eight dollars the entrance fee is not bad at all to see incredible artwork. Beutiful place to spend at least 2hrs looking at a lot of the things Guayasamin did and how he did it. It's definitely worth your time.
  • The Art is exquisite and impressive. Great knowledgeable tour guides. Clean and just amazing
  • It was a wonderfully curated Museum and seemed to be quite enlightening to an artist's long and productive career who had been able to mingle amongst many other prominent political figures of his time. It was all so wonderfully informative about human suffering and the artist's portrayal of such within the Latin American continent.
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