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Museo de la Ciudad, Quito

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
Perfectly complementing the city's historical hub, Museo de la Ciudad tells the story of Quito and its traditions, legends, and customs through displays of art, maps, and everyday objects. The museum occupies the city's oldest building, originally the San Juan de Dios Hospital, which dates back to the mid 16th century. Journey through the centuries and find out how the lives of the residents of this important trade point were influenced by the exchange of goods, languages, ideas, and beliefs. Inspect dioramas of a typical kitchen, pharmacy, and local shop. The exhibits cover the period from the indigenous people to the arrival of the Spaniards. Two terraces of the adjoined cafe offer a quiet break with a view of the historical part of the city. By using our Quito vacation trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Museo de la Ciudad and other attractions in Quito.
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  • Organized by Century, this museum leads you through the changes in Quito over time. Mostly in Spanish but you can get the gist. Couple of good spots for scenic views of La Virgin del Panecillo & good ...  read more »
  • We visited this museum this morning and enjoyed every part. There is a free section at the beginning, then you pay $3 per adult to get into the rest. We were right in guessing that once you enter the ...  read more »
  • The site is extremely well maintained and didactic. Shows the formation of town by the current model. Request a guided tour that is much more interesting. Access cost $ 3.
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  • Incredible place with beautiful things to see. Absolutely worth a visit
  • If you visit Quito, you need to visit Museo de la Ciudad. A place to understand the Ecuadorean culture.
  • Very cute
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  • Very good
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  • Hopefully improve
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