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“lovely house and surroundings”
Review of Guayasamin Museum

Guayasamin Museum
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Cultural Tour of Quito Including Artisan Chocolate Tasting
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Capilla del Hombre and Guayasamin Museum Access
Ranked #6 of 263 things to do in Quito
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín including posters, signed prints and colonial religious art.
Reviewed 12 August 2014

I visited on a Sunday when entrance is free. Unfortunately no English tours were available and one cannot tour the house alone, so I joined a Spanish group. The house is lovely but they do not give you time to linger. A security guard follows the group to make sure you stay on track. It's a lovely house with interesting artifacts and art. I also found the video of Guayasamin painting a portrait fascinating in how he captured the essence of the person in a few brushstrokes, similar to Picasso's sketches. There is also a store with postcards (no stamps) and clothing, jewelry and posters with his artwork. The Capilla del Hombre is next door.

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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Interesting tour of his house and spectacular view of the city. Free on Sundays. Many of his paintings are also sold in the artisans market, copies I'm assuming.

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

If you don't know Guayasamin chances are that you have seen his art somewhere. This museum is in the house in which he last lived. You tour though it and gain an excellent understanding of his influences and passions as an artist. It is beautifully laid out and the views from the garden over Quito are superb. Book a car to take you out there as too far for taxis to pass the door. One of Quito's hidden gems!!

Thank Bedfordians23
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Truly one of the most remarkable "museums" in the world. How is it possible that we had not heard of Guaysamin before? DO NOT MISS THIS SITE IF YOU ARE IN QUITO!

1  Thank running0ut0ftime
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

I am so glad I went to visit this place, it's the house where an ecuatorian artist used to live - it's a really impressive visit with great views of the city and an extremely interesting understanding of Guayasamin's life. If you have just one day in Quito, go see this!

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