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

(4.3/5 based on 90+ 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 very fine museum containing a philanthropist lady's belongings and telling a story of life here in the span of the years 1901 through 1987. Very intriguing particularly her care for orphan chil...  more »
  • This museum gives you a great idea of how wealthy people lived in the old part of Quito about 100 years ago. Found it quite interesting.  more »
  • A beautiful tour of the House of Ma. Augusta Urrutia, while you realize your life can watch ceramic brought from France, tableware and furniture of the time.
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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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