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Guayasamin Museum

Mariano Calvache E18-94 y Lorenzo Chavez | Barrio Bellavista, Quito 170122, Ecuador
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This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín including posters, signed prints and colonial religious art.
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Mariano Calvache E18-94 y Lorenzo Chavez | Barrio Bellavista, Quito 170122, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I believe is quite rare to have this inside look into an artist´s home. Full of art and amazingly well designed, to look modern and at the same time local. The store is a bit pricey.

Thank S1PRA
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked to this museum from the Mariscal neighbourhood. It was a steep. 45 minute climb up a not very interesting road but we enjoyed the exercise. We were not familiar with this artist before coming to the museum, but got a crash course and...More

Thank LittleIgor
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must for anyone wanting to gain further insight into Ecuadorian arts and political culture. While frustrating to not be able to take photos, the brief tour affords you an opportunity to focus on learning about his work in the social context in...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss out on this museum! A great story of a beautiful man and artist. Also a collector. Everything about it here, from the displays to the tour, will leave you quite satisfied.

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is too much contained in the gardens, house, workshop, and museum to mention more than the fact that I could spend a long long time wandering around the place. Fabulous art from pre columbian to cubists fills every space, but the effect is charming,...More

Thank RalphandDoro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This extensive collection of works by Guayasamin is housed in a striking building designed by the artist's son. I was not familiar with his work but I found it expressive and emotive. I was worth the time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve discover an unbelievable artist, with a lot of great, meaningful art pieces, an interesting history and clear ideas. A great Ecuadorian representative

Thank Ramiro V
Reviewed 14 October 2017

It was very interesting to understand the thoughts of the artist when he did his paintings. His political consciousness and his worries for the people that most suffer in today's and more ancient societies

Thank Francisco C
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This museum does it RIGHT! The Ecuadorians are very proud of Guayasamin, and as they should be. He was an incredible artist whose work was nothing short of mesmerizing. The tour can be done in spanish or in English. You get a tour through his...More

Thank cori_jo1
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

It's really a shame that most tourist visitors to Quito do not take the trip to this fabulous museum. Guayasamin is perhaps the most famous artist of this country. I compare him as the Picasso of Ecuador. When we visited, today, there were only four...More

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1 December 2016|
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Response from Grecia R | Reviewed this property |
I am sure at the Museum, the staff could be able to address your questions.
13 August 2015|
Response from Lorimendenhall |
it's pretty out of the way up some steep hills. get a taxi, it's a cheap fare and a difficult walk, especially if it's hot.