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Casa del Alabado

Cuenca N 1-41 | Bolivar, Near Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-228-0940
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Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art Admission Ticket
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Full Day Tour, Museum and Traditions of Quito
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Casa del Alabado is a non-profit institution supported by individuals and private companies, established with the purpose of preserving and sharing the legacy of Pre-Columbian cultures in Ecuador.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (20 reviews)
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Cuenca N 1-41 | Bolivar, Near Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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"pre columbian art"
in 51 reviews
"audio guide"
in 26 reviews
"small museum"
in 20 reviews
"colonial home"
in 8 reviews
"fantastic museum"
in 9 reviews
"ancient art"
in 4 reviews
"museum building"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful collection"
in 4 reviews
"gift shop"
in 15 reviews
"on display"
in 11 reviews
"downtown quito"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"ecuadorian history"
in 5 reviews
"old town"
in 22 reviews
"two hours"
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"entrance fee"
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"artifacts"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museo is not chronologically organized but by themes: great museography and visuals supporting the visit. A real find. World class museum in Quito!

Thank VNL56
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, peaceful and very thoughtful. A museum to take your time. They loaned me a large guidebook in English that explained much of the spiritual meaning of the work. "The dead are like a seed planted in the ground from which life springs. A grave...More

Thank rosokas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Upon entry a guide will explain the museum or go around with you. The artefacts are briefly explained and well displayed. Explains some of the cultural background to the country and it's culture.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an incredibly well designed and well curated museum. It takes you through and explains key concepts about pre-Colombian life in Ecuador (in both English and Spanish). It was so fascinating, and a great way to START my time in Ecuador, because it showed...More

Thank Zayna B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Remarkable display of near-perfect indigenous art of tribes prior to the rise of the Inca. The museum is in the first house built in Quito in 1671 and is around the corner from the 5 star Casa Gangotena Hotel and Plaza San Francisco. This neighborhood...More

Thank Joy V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful museum - pre-colombian art and artifacts, very nicely displayed in a beautiful facility. I would recommend this highly- pieces unique to the area. Easy to see, near Centro Historico.

Thank Jeff R
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This museum was by far the best museum in Quito. Its name means the House of the Praised. It's a private museum in a beautiful colonial home showcasing an impressive collection of over 5,000 artifacts (but only about 500 artifacts are on display). Its focus...More

2  Thank trakin69
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This small museum has a fabulous collection of pre-columbian artifacts, all in wonderful condition. It is just the right size, you can tour it in about an hour or so, Lovely old building with a little lunch, coffee cart in the courtyard. Captions are in...More

Thank easttowest
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

This museum blew my mind. It has an astonishing collection of almost intact Incan artifacts, which have a very modern feel, but are sometimes over a thousands years old. The articacts are beautifully exposed in well lit, glass cases. It was one of the best...More

Thank Jorge C
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

My husband and I were staying at Casa Gangotena Hotel in Quito last month. We found this museum’s guidebook in our room. It inspired us to visit this pre-Columbian museum, conveniently located near our hotel. Even though the guidebook said that museum was closed on...More

Thank AvgMom2Travel
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