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 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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • It is worth, to see how were houses to late nineteenth and early twentieth Centuries. A curious place. Only costs 2 dolare
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  • Very beautiful place, which presents several articles of the time
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