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“Small museum with unique art”

Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art
Ranked #27 of 88 things to do in Guayaquil
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Maryland
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197 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Small museum with unique art”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I enjoyed the art and artifacts in less than an hour and then enjoyed the many offers of chocolate on hand. I happened to go to the museum when the cocoa bean vendors of Ecuador were having an exhibit there - LUCKY ME! I especially enjoyed seeing the paintings of scientists and doctors.

Visited July 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Museum for 2 Hours Tour”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

If you like contemporary arts and anthropology, you would enjoy this museum as much as we do.

The museum is full of art works which are fun to browse through. It also share the history which is fun to watch

Visited May 2014
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San Francisco
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Not a very interesting Museum...”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

If you HAVE to find something to do to kill time in Guayaquil then you can wander here. The staff is poor. The collection is not traveller friendly. It's hot and musty throughout.There's not much of interest to see, however in a city of NOTHING TO DO OR SEE, this is about all you have to choose from.

Visited June 2014
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156 reviews
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“Steep Yourself in Coastal Culture”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The ancient cultures of the Ecuadorian Coast are often overshadowed by the dramatic cultures of the Andes. Regardless, the Pre-Colombian cultures of the Pacific Coast in Ecuador were just as lively and artistic.

This museum has a large and extensive collection of ancient figures, pots, bowls, etc. from a variety of ancient coastal civilizations and tribes. Signage is lacking and some displays are incredibly cluttered by nonetheless it's a unique museum in Ecuador.

Other exhibits offer contemporary art exhibitions from Ecuadorians and other Latin American artists.

The building is air-conditioned providing relief from the heat and is located at the foot of Las Peñas

No entrance fee.

Visited May 2014
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California, USA
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1,126 reviews
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“not much new Art”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

History section all in Spanish with lot of pottery. One post card exhibition.
2nd floor still closed. Recommended on a rainy day. There are a couple more museums close to the Cathedral. MeuterMedia

Visited May 2014
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