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Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes

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Overwhelming Collection

From the outside of this museum it is inconceivable to imagine the sheer size of the collection... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boynton Beach, Florida
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This museum makes you understand the history of Ecuador

We visited several museums in Quito, but none of them gave us such a good understanding of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richmond, United Kingdom
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“gift shop”(14 reviews)
5000 Beautiful archaeologic pieces displayed in 15 rooms.
Calle Larga 5-24 y Mariano Cueva, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
+593 2841540
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside of this museum it is inconceivable to imagine the sheer size of the collection you’ll be encountering. The chronological placement of the objects truly gave me an education and appreciation for local art and culture. Everything is in Spanish, but if you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited several museums in Quito, but none of them gave us such a good understanding of the pre-conquest history of Ecuador than this. It takes y, and shows you the ways in which they relate one to anotherou through the various cultures that have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Simcock
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Very good friendly Museum with staggering collection of artefacts from Ecuador. When they say 5000 exhibits, I didn’t count them, but I was amazed at this huge collection. A definite must see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fjf07
Reviewed 8 January 2019

Although we don't have a particular interest in the aboriginal art of the Andes, we happily spent about 90 minutes here. The displays are stylishly presented in a bright, airy atmosphere. Admission $4. Each area is titled with the region and the date range. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gangwarily
Reviewed 7 January 2019

The interesting collection of artifacts are arranged by time period and region. You start with the Paleoindian period and end with the Incas. The artifacts are labeled in several languages including English. A great place to spend an hour. Entrance fee is $4 per person.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cymopterus
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Nice private collection, not crowded like some museums. Excellent displays and commentary. Well worth a visit, small entry fee...$4

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

I like this museum. It's not the fanciest, but it has some fascinating exhibits that help teach about the region.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HopShallen
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Very large collection of artifacts... Arrowheads to hatchets, bone flutes, clay sculptures and a beautiful assortment of clay vessels (artwork on the jars are amazing). Very well preserved and displayed. From the stone age through the bronze age and beyond. The Staff is very attentive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ryvanarsdale
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is privately run but has a wonderful set of displays of Incan and other pottery shards and complete pots...It is small enough to see in an hour or two...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eleanor B
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum (a private collection) which explains well the various cultures of Ecuador since 3500 BC until the Incas. Numerous beautiful artefacts are exhibited and the visit can be done in about one hour. The restaurant in the museum offers decent food too....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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14 January 2017|
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Response from Gary H | Reviewed this property |
They do have facilities for a restaurant, but I did not see it active when I toured the museum. There are many many other small to large restaurants within the same area.
18 February 2015|
Response from JuanFCordero | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm. We are open today.