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Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia)

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Address: Calle Garcia Moreno 760, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-258-0103
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This impressive museum houses paintings by Victor Mideros and fine displays...

This impressive museum houses paintings by Victor Mideros and fine displays of French porcelain, silver dinnerware and colonial art.

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Gorgeous house

Really lovely place, beautiful furnishings and interesting to see how they lived. A sweet young guide, very keen, gave a good tour. Would recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
Elizabeth H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Really lovely place, beautiful furnishings and interesting to see how they lived. A sweet young guide, very keen, gave a good tour. Would recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The young man who was our guide had just enough English to make this a fun tour - I think he learnt some new English words and we learnt a few Spanish ones. He took us tound the house and told us all about Maria. We spent over an hour in the house with him and enjoyed the step back... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

A great place to see if you're about people and how they lived...not just 'things' but how these artifacts showed up in daily life. Yes, about a very wealthy woman (who also used wealth to care for children on one floor and entertain Presidents on another). But getting a sense of how it was adds an amazing dimension. Personally assigned... More 

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akron oh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

I felt it was by far the most interesting experience in old town. Really interesting house and the guides did a great job explaining the history of Maria and the house.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

House owned by one of Quito's most famous patrons. Took care of the city's kids. Many of her furnishings here, though they're from 20th century. The house itself is old and of old spanish colonial architecture. We enjoyed the visit, but preferred Mariscal Sucre home.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

This house was from the "crazy twenties". Inside, things are wonderfully preserved. There are quite a few paintings, as well as some exhibits that were donated by others that were not actually there, but were from the same time period. This house gives wonderful perspective on house in from the twenties. The guides for the tours are very informative.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

The riches in this marvellous house are beyond anything I've seen. Beautiful tiling, handpainted murals, gold and silver everywhere, amazing wooden floors and the most decadent bathroom I have ever seen. Go and see it now (and take the not very original story of Marias life for granted).

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

The Museum is amazing, a walk back in time. Each room itself is a true art piece, where you can find antique furniture from different historical periods, amazing paintings and every day objects that take you back to the time when the owner and her family lived there. To know more about the history of the house and also from... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Our knowledgeable guide provided an in depth account of the house and its artifacts which gave us a snap shot of life there between 1920 and 1950.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

The museum was being renovated. I thought they did a wonderful job on the facility. The collection, however, lacks information about her life. She was such an important figure to the independence movement in South America. I would have thought that they would have had more information about her. They do show you a film which was useful.

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