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Funky, But Cool, Museum

The cotton mill museum in Atuntaqui is a very unique sight. It is a former cotton mill with tons of... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
ATL_Jacket
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Atlanta, Georgia
We were fortunate to find out about Ballet

We learned the National Ballet of Ecuador was performing The Nutcracker at the Casa de la Obera at... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
WJD_CO
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Longmont, Colorado
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Convention, cultural, touristic Center and museums FABRICA IMBABURA
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Abdon Calderon y Junin Esquina, Atuntaqui 100202, Ecuador
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

The cotton mill museum in Atuntaqui is a very unique sight. It is a former cotton mill with tons of well-preserved machinery and some unique cartoon characters. This is a great example of the Ecuadorian government's heavy investments to bring tourism to small cities around...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

We learned the National Ballet of Ecuador was performing The Nutcracker at the Casa de la Obera at the Museo Fabrica, and are pleased we attended. The hall was packed, and other than no fans to move are, it was superb wonderful experience. It was...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The factory was in operation until 1997, although production had declined to just thread by then. Amazingly the equipment had never been updated, so the original 1924 machines are still in place. There are some animatronics that were made from some of the original machine...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

We really enjoyed visiting this museum. It tells the incredible history of the fabric that was woven here in Atuntaqui. It has many rooms full of machinery for preparing and weaving the cotton that was grown in Chota Valley and transported here. It is hard...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

The museum is a time capsule. It's a complete factory that took raw cotton and produced finished dyed fabric. It was amazing to see buildings full of textile machines that were imported from Europe in the1920s and assembled in the mountains of Ecuador. We were...More

Thank michaeldgreen58
Reviewed 1 December 2016

A wonderful guided tour through the first cotton textile factory in Ecuador that was built nearly a hundred years ago. The factory had been abandoned for several years before it was restored into a museum. The guide takes you through the entire process. Definitely worth...More

Thank pvnipper
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent place totally recommended. I visited it by chance and it was great it has a great tour and is fun to visit. The place is really carefully reconstructed and has a lot of interesting information

Thank Christian E
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This museum is worth the trip. Animatronic tour guides tell the history of the textile industry in Ecuador, which is more interesting than it sounds. The sculptures and robotic guides are built entirely from machinery that was abandoned in the factory. I just thought it...More

Thank Danielle S
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