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Address: Cuenca N 1-41 | Bolivar, Near Plaza San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador
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+593 2-228-0940
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Casa del Alabado is a non-profit institution supported by individuals and...

Casa del Alabado is a non-profit institution supported by individuals and private companies, established with the purpose of preserving and sharing the legacy of Pre-Columbian cultures in Ecuador.

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Really enjoyed this museum and reasonable $4 admission

This is a lovely museum of pre-Columbian artifacts organized by topics located in the old city of Quito We were provided with audio guides in English (as part of our $4... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon P
Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely museum of pre-Columbian artifacts organized by topics located in the old city of Quito We were provided with audio guides in English (as part of our $4 admission) to better understand the displays and spent quite a bit of time in this very nice building. Some absolutely lovely pieces which are in excellent condition.

Thank Sharon P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was my personal highlight of the old town area... It was so unexpectedly stunning! The house is great, and the relics displayed are truly wonderful! I was the only person in the museum for 90% of my hour there, I really enjoyed this visit greatly.

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Helena, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well presented glimpse into the early history of the region through (mostly) art objects. The themes of the objects showed the closeness of the early Ecuadorians to nature. The name of the museum is a little misleading as the objects were not dug up as parts of archaeological digs but donated objects. A little history of the region as... More 

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Kohler, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The layout and exhibits are very well done however we do not know spanish so a great deal went right over our heads because we couldn't read or understand the text posted. We were not alone in that some other groups that we crossed paths with while there conferred at some exhibits with us and we all were just guessing... More 

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Suffield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This museum was one of my favorite stops in Old Quito. The many artifacts are arranged by their ties to major concepts in Ecuadoran beliefs, not by date or region. As a result, I understand the people's worldview much better than I would have from a traditional museum presentation.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This museum was one of several I visited to understand the pre-Inca culture and is located in the oldest building in Quito. I had a friendly guide, who walked me through the artifacts, while explaining how the ancient culture viewed the world. This culture for thousands of years placed the sun at the center of the solar system and lived... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

It is a small museum with fantastic precolombian pieces that are well displayed in a beautiful colonial house. It's a joy to walk through the exhibits.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Well worth seeing Reasonable cost in a fantastic building The art is stunning really unforgettable BUT a few negatives hoping these will improve in future 1 audio guides. Not that informative and often just music 2 no map of regions of origin and discussion of chronological order. Sometimes huge guesses of possible dating of objects 3 most labels too low... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is one of the best private Pre-Colombian exhibitions in Ecuador. Great pieces from the Valdivia culture till the Spanish conquista. A must see!!

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East Marion, New York
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Enjoyed the visit to this museum around the corner from our hotel. Take advantage of the recorded tour, but sometimes felt the narration fell short.

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