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“Stunning + hike park next door”
Review of Guayasamin Museum

Guayasamin Museum
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Capilla del Hombre and Guayasamin Museum Access
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US$79.00*
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Cultural Tour of Quito Including Artisan Chocolate Tasting
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US$87.00*
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Museums of Quito
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 24 August 2014

A stunning location high above Quito and a remarkable cavernous display of wrenching ly moving artwork in Capilla de Hombre and then a fascinating home next door - videos of Guayasamin on the house tour make clear what a force of nature his personality was. If you like to hike, a great combo trip is to walk into the parkland (Parque Metropolitano) of eucalyptus above and across the street from the house and museum for lovely woods and views over the valley. Walk for miles - I actually had a taxi drop me off in middle of park and then walked a couple miles over to Guayasamin. Also a very cute WiFi coffee bar just down street from the museum, patio with nice views

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Located at the top of a hill topend suburb, it resumes the life, the masterpieces and the geniality of the indio painter Guayasamin. Even after the recent division of the painter's heritage the Foundation still owns the best part of his work here included the Capilla del Hombre building and the private house where he lived.
His best works, paintings and statues, as well as a large collection of books and precolombian relics, are exposed masterfully and several members of the family will guide you through the life of him visiting the private rooms as well as his favorite sites.
The Foundation has a rich art book collection increasing constantly by private donations.
It also publishes few hard top books on sale exclusively in site.

Take a taxi to reach the entry since it's pretty far away from public transport and at the top of a hill!!!

Check when you can visit it free of charge, possibly during weekends.

Don't forget to take some photos of the unique panoramic view of the town you can enjoy over there.

Thank Ma P
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

We'll worth a visit. Make sure you take the tour of the house and the Capilla del Hombre. They are offered in Spanish and english and really make a difference to your experience. We took a cab there but it's not easy to get one outside. Walk down the hill for five minutes and you can get a cab easily. You can also stop off at the bellavista for some nice pictures.

Thank Erik B
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Amazing. He was a communist, but his paintings were amazing. They really captured the human spirit. You can also buy great things in the gift shop. You can even buy Guayasamin originals!

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Up a winding, poorly-marked road above Quito lies a treasure that should not be missed. The Guayasamin Museum is best thought of as two separate sights: Oswaldo Guayasimin's elegant home, filled with personal treasures, and the architecturally stunning Capilla del Hombre, a museum designed specifically to house his work. Guayasamin, who died in 1999, was Ecuador's premier artist and social critic. His art is edgy, provocative and profound. A knowledge of Latin American history and social consciousness is helpful in understanding his work. Yet, through his paintings, you also come to a greater understanding of the history, and it is not always pretty. Whatever you do, join a guided tour of both the house and the Capilla. The guides are among the best I have encountered in many years of travel and museum going and make the experience. I have one more day in Quito and instead of seeing something new, I am going back. It is that good.

Thank ElaSch
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