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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  • September 22, 2017
    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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  • August 15, 2017
    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 »
  • August 12, 2017
    Its always interesting seeing how others live, both past and present. The house is a definite monument to one of Quito's philanthropists and has many examples of foreign and Ecuadorean art. Tours are ...  more »
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  • March 22, 2017
    Linda House Museum
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  • June 12, 2017
    a museum that allows us to travel in the assign
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  • April 3, 2017
    Historical place
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  • February 12, 2017
    Very beautiful place, which presents several articles of the time
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  • August 2, 2017
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