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

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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 Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Quito using our Quito visit planner.
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  • Mansion of Quito's richest women is a museum. We visited interesting bathrooms seem to be cutting edge at the time, Baccarat chandeliers and Venetian dishes as well as fire extinguishers, typewriter, oven or United Kingdom traces of life. Only Spain, staff explained to us, so deeper understanding.
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  • We passed this old noble's House while strolling in the evening but intrigued us for deficiencies decorations and clearly by the fact that though there was an indication that it was a House Museum. Certainly something more interesting will be inside.
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  • Very well preserved house of rich widow who ran charitable foundations and sponsored at least one artist. House is a testament to how good life can be for the "haves" - the bathroom is truly spectacul...  more »
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  • a museum that allows us to travel in the assign
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  • Historical place
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  • Very beautiful place, which presents several articles of the time
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