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Centro Cultural Metropolitano

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Address: Garcia Moreno N3-151 | Espejo, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Phone Number:
2950272
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This museum houses a rich collection of colonial art.

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Lovely building

Once inside the building opens up into a number of courtyards. Some great ceiling decorations. Ancient book copying machines on display. Lovely library.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sophia27
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once inside the building opens up into a number of courtyards. Some great ceiling decorations. Ancient book copying machines on display. Lovely library.

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Thank sophia27
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7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The place has the mystical aura of times past and offers excellent older books in spanish to read. the on-going exhibitions make the Centro Cultural Metropolitano a must to visit because it is dedicated to foster knowledge and culture.

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Thank Artius V
London
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88 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Free to get in, this museum currently has some nice photos of several Latin American country's peoples. Although they have English translations introducing some of the photographers, I thought it could be much improved by having captions on each photo explaining what the photo is about. (who the people and and maybe a brief story for each) The building is... More 

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Thank TheProdigitalSon
Preston, Lancashire
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473 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very impressive building which is free to enter. At present there is a superb photographic exhibition created by journalists which is a retrospective on the everyday issues facing South Americans. It covers not just Ecuador but many of the other South American countries and explanations are in both Spanish and English. It was so absorbing, we overan... More 

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Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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91 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Huge under-utilized space. Occasional interesting piece of sculpture but you will find more "works of art or culture" in your typical city block.

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Thank Warren P
Quito, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

One of my favourite places in Quito, you can find temporary photography and exhibitions. The library is huge and you'll find amazing historical books and information.

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Thank Alexandra V
Seattle
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We went on a free walking tour of the Old Town. Along the way, we stopped at the Metropolitan Cultural Center. Go to the rooftop for some nice views of the Old City Streets

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Thank eaglecadd
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

In this Museum there is nothing in english. Not even a flyer or something. And the spanish is quite complicated, so if you don't speak spanish fluently go somewhere else.

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Thank Matthias R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 583 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Entrance is FREE. While waiting for my appointment time at the Palacio Del Gobierno, I decided to visit this attraction. I was reminded that photo-taking is not allowed. There are not that many exhibits to look at. Most exhibits are very modern. I finished my tour and bathroom break in 15 minutes!

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Thank LolaGo1
Montreal
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34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Perhaps I was lucky with the exhibit at the time, but I quite liked the art that was exhibited in this not-on-the-usual-radar museum. I happened to walk in and take a chance on it and was one of those nice travel finds.

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Thank mtlmike

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