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“Excellent museum in a beautiful building” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of City Museum of Quito

City Museum of Quito
Ranked #95 of 201 things to do in Quito
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Owner description: Excellent museum in 400 year old building depicting history of Quito.
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“Excellent museum in a beautiful building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

This museum, just up from San Domingo is housed in an old hospital around two courtyards which have all been beautifully restored. It tells the story of Quito from its beginnings, through Spanish rule to today. Exhibits are a mixture of reconstructions, objects, holograms, projections and pictures. Information is predominately in Spanish, but look out for the pull up English translations behind the Spanish text. The beautiful old hospital church is now used as an temporary exhibition space. There is one room explaining the history of the old hospital. Unfortunately the cafe in the second courtyard is currently closed.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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“mixed exposition but cool to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

one of the strangest museums i have visited. the exposition is kinda "we don´t really know what to show, but we have bunch of various stuff out here". don´t expect straightforward idea to be proposed in this museum, nor exploration of things from A to Z. This is nice place to walk around without bugging yourself about the storyline to be told. the cafe inside is not insistingly serviseable, nor enjoy large menu. but anyway, never regreted visiting it.

Visited November 2011
Thank Aldas B
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