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

Calle Garcia Moreno 760, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-258-0103
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Amazing house museum of - the "Isabelle Stuart Gardner Museum" of Quito

Very well preserved house of rich widow who ran charitable foundations and sponsored at least one... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Laura G
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Early 20th century house

Its always interesting seeing how others live, both past and present. The house is a definite... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
504to593
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This impressive museum houses paintings by Victor Mideros and fine displays of French porcelain, silver dinnerware and colonial art.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“century house” (2 reviews)
“tour guide” (4 reviews)
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Calle Garcia Moreno 760, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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+593 2-258-0103
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Very well preserved house of rich widow who ran charitable foundations and sponsored at least one artist. House is a testament to how good life can be for the "haves" - the bathroom is truly spectacular - especially for its time Interesting to see how...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Its always interesting seeing how others live, both past and present. The house is a definite monument to one of Quito's philanthropists and has many examples of foreign and Ecuadorean art. Tours are mainly in Spanish, but we were lucky and there was a volunteer...More

Thank 504to593
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Really very fine museum containing a philanthropist lady's belongings and telling a story of life here in the span of the years 1901 through 1987. Very intriguing particularly her care for orphan children and her concern for the arts. The guide spoke reasonably good English...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This museum gives you a great idea of how wealthy people lived in the old part of Quito about 100 years ago. Found it quite interesting.

Thank Juan3141592
Reviewed 19 January 2017

At the time of our visit there was no one offering guided tours. While the upstairs rooms illustrating the owners private quarters are very interesting, there is very little information on her life and work. The curators have also filled some of the empty rooms...More

Thank T-SGlobetrotters
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.

Thank Elizabeth H
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....More

Thank Shirric
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...More

1  Thank jaz79h
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.

Thank robi32
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.

1  Thank alanrL6853ZO
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