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Museo de la Ciudad, Quito

(4.2/5 based on 200+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • My wife and I were looking for something a little different and our driver suggested this museum. I am so glad he did. It gave us the history of the City of Quito from ancient times up to modern day. ...  more »
  • A really great theme to illustrate Quito through 10 millennia but Museum can't quite live up to promise. The English language illustrations are rare and not as involved as those in Spanish. The combin...  more »
  • Entry included a guided tour, which really adds value. The museum depicts the history of the city with some well thought out rooms. Some rooms are rebuilding complete historical streets, that you can ...  more »
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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.
  • Full of history about how an Hospital turned into a Museum
  • 特别棒的一家博物馆,即便在不缺博物馆的基多也是精品,博物馆研究人员在如何组织这个问题上明显下了很大功夫,多视角,多维度显示了基多的前世今生,让人获益匪浅。
  • Good care... If you go to the precise schedules a guide tells you the story of what exhibit, but it is not as much. It is a small place... takes you to how much 1 hour to see all more or less depending on which both you are looking something
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