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Address: Garcia Moreno 572 y Rocafuerte, Quito, Ecuador
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The museum is housed in a former hospital and it covers the history of Quito from the earliest prehistory. In each section there are explanations in English as well as Spanish for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
Preston, Lancashire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is free, which is just as although it is a very nice building, it was a bit on the boring side. I speak low-medium level Spanish but even so, I found it a bit boring. There was a nice display of photos from the late 19th century through to the mid 20th of city sights but if it... More 

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Preston, Lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The museum is housed in a former hospital and it covers the history of Quito from the earliest prehistory. In each section there are explanations in English as well as Spanish for each room and there is imaginative use of various presentation techniques ranging from standard displays to impressive diaramas, mannequins, reconstructions of historic settings, TV and video. Apart from... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Museo de la Ciudad was an excellent stop in Quito. The museum is in an old city hospital, and the building itself was a gem not to be missed. The rooms went by century, starting with the earliest native people and extending up to the twentieth century. The exhibits were extremely well done and very interesting. A great way to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Holy cow this place was educational. It covers the entire history of Quito from about 8000 b.c. to present. My girlfriend and I spent almost 4 hours wandering through their extensive collection of art, artifacts, and historical buildings. What at first appears to be a relatively small museum grouped around a single courtyard turned into a sprawling museum, which I'm... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This museum explains the history of colonial Quito with wax displays. Signs are only in Spanish and might not make it worth a visit if your Spanish is not that good.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This museum is first class. If you are a senior of any country it is free. Every single display is worthy of its subject matter. Many ultra-modern rendering techniques are on display including the use of glass floors and back-drop sound effects. And I tell you this I would pay $3.00 just to see the hardwood floor parquet-pictures. There was... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Tells the story of Ecuador from before the time of the Incas to the 20th century- very extensive and interesting historical exhibits. They also had a temporary exhibit about women in Ecuador and one with photos of Quito. If you really take-in fully each room you would be there all day there is so much content.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I recommend visiting Museo de la Ciudad. It took me about an hour and a half to really explore the museum and it has a gorgeous patio that overlooks the Panecillo.

Thank Maja J
South America
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I'm a huge museum enthusiast, and happened to be staying literally down the road. The museum has a free section, and several lovely outside areas (a patio with a great view of the Virgin statue, another lower area with a cafe). The part that you can view for free is a the hospital exhibit. However, for a mere $3, you... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This place is perfect to get involved in Quito history and to get to know what are the roots of ecuadorian culture. This visit will take you from pre-columbian history to modern days and you will discover more about conquer missions and what lays beneath Ecuador culture

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