Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), Quito

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
Step back in time to aristocratic Quito in the early 20th century with a visit to Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), former home of María Augusta Urrutia. The wealthy lady inherited several properties at a young age and was widowed before she could have children. As a result, she dedicated her life to charity, providing homes for street children and starting the Mariana de Jesus Foundation. Tour the well-preserved house, where passionate guides recount the history of the residence, its artifacts, and its famous inhabitant. Along the way, you'll see antiques, handpainted period furniture, gold and silver accents, and impressive tiling. Plan your visit to Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Quito tourist route planner.
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  • Really lovely place, beautiful furnishings and interesting to see how they lived. A sweet young guide, very keen, gave a good tour. Would recommend. 
  • The House belonging to Maria Augusta Urrutia was transformed into a museum. There's the story of this lady, who was very rich and who had no descendants. Devoted almost all his life to community service and assist poor people. Beautiful Spanish colonial-style property,
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  • A look at different times from one of the aristocratic ladies of Quito, through decorative styles so dissimilar and eclectic not you expect to find in the historical center of the city
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  • cute place
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  • A museum that has large relics and has the life of one of the people you acaudalas colonial
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  • Very good Museum
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  • Good place to visit, there is a good guide, and many details of the House and its owners are known
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