La Capilla Del Hombre, Quito

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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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  • Visited the house and museum on the morning of our last day in Quito. Both are extremely well worth visiting. The house has a collection of pre-Colombian and Christian art as well as the artist's work...  more »
  • Entertaining and illustrative. A walk through the life of one of the artists most important in the history of Ecuador
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  • The concept that the Ecuadorian painter Guayasamin took when he designed this place is incredible. It is a special place where you can go to meditate, see spectacular views or admire the work of the artist.
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  • Stunning piece of architecture to show some of his work about the struggles of humanity. Powerful pieces individually, as well as together with the building and location. Great views of the city and surrounding mountains from the site and his house above.
  • This was one of my best experiences in Quito, Ecuador. I have to say, I am an artists, so my opinion is based heavily on that. Amazing! The tour of the Oswaldo Guayasamín's home is great & filled with very interesting information. A close look into an artists life. It goes through different sections of the home, and ends with one of the last visions of the artist. A modern museum of his lasts pieces of paint works and projects. I don't want to give it all away, and I haven't even mentioned the best part of my visit. A good choice if traveling in Quito.
  • Nice museum but you're not allowed to take pictures there.
  • Very interesting and moving tribute the suffering of massively underprivileged and abused populations of Latin America. Provokes reflection. Make sure you take the tour (in English or Spanish) because I do not think you would get as much out of it if you just did your own walk-through. It was $8 for the ticket which gives you access to the adjacent casa-museo (the artist's house- highly recommended) as well as the Capilla del Hombre.
  • Guayasamin was a genius. If you only have time for one museum, visit this one. Go for a walk or horse ride in a great park right next to museum.

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