Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), Quito
(4.4/5 based on 85+ 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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  • I visited this beautiful house where I could appreciate as the infrastructure and the decoration in the still 19TH as that is still many relics that belonged to her owner Mrs. María Augusta also you can learn more about this lady who has been patron of many works
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  • A museum with the history of this woman, dedicated to children with great sensitivity by doing good and offer a trade for a future better. I wish there were more people as well. Very interesting
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  • It was very interesting to visit this old House of several courtyards in the Centre of Quito. It is furnished with period pieces and in it there are several paintings of the painter Víctor Mideros. Visit it enables to experience what life of someone wealthy in Quito in the 19TH century.
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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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  • A journey through time
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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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