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Museum of Colonial Art (Museo De Arte Colonial)

Cuenca 901, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-221-2297
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Housed in a restored 17th-century colonial mansion, this museum features a permanent exhibit of Spanish colonial furniture and a vast collection of sculptures and paintings from the School of Quito.
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26 Mar 2015
“Colonial Blood and Gore”
29 Dec 2014
“Outstanding museum set in an old home with courtyard”
Cuenca 901, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-221-2297
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

Based in a colonial house dating back to the sixteenth century, this museum holds much of the blood and gory Colonial period pieces. The use of the extreme depictions were meant to literally put the fear of God into the indigenous peoples, so they would...More

2  Thank BudaBaB
Reviewed 30 December 2014

The art and furnishings in this museum are exquisite, with displays seen no where else. Rooms face the beautiful inner courtyard, and walls are thick. Paintings from the 16th century, as well as early sculpture predate the Quito School paintings. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Gail L
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Come here first before seeing some of the other colonial sites in Quito. This museum provides a good overview of colonial art and can help to illuminate some of its themes and styles which is helpful when viewing colonial art in the neighboring churches and...More

2  Thank polka party
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We were actually looking for a different museum when we stumbled on this one and decided to go in. All the buildings in Old Town have beautiful open courtyards with the rooms facing inward. The art was displayed according to periods. It also has a...More

1  Thank marynaturelover
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