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Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary Art

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Phenomenal archaeological collections on display

We visited this museum. as tourists, archaeologists, and museum professionals and it succeeded on... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
PANC J
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Lima, Peru
Worth a visit

We had an extra day in Guayaquil before going to the Galapagos Islands and decided to visit this... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
DMN_12
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Malecon Simon Bolivar 206 | Malecon 2000, MAAC building, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The ancient cultures of the Ecuadorian Coast are often overshadowed by the dramatic cultures of the Andes. Regardless, the Pre-Colombian cultures of the Pacific Coast in Ecuador were just as lively and artistic. This museum has a large and extensive collection of ancient figures, pots,...More

2  Thank Kristin F
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is a vast museum, very modern, cool and clean, but with a bit of a mix of exhibits. There is quite a lot of Ecuadorian antiquities, but I'm a little suspicious of their authenticity as they are in remarkably good, pristine condition for such...More

2  Thank Jarko2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will need a translator as this exhibit is all in Spanish but so well worth seeing. Amazing history.

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We visited this museum. as tourists, archaeologists, and museum professionals and it succeeded on two of the three levels (tourist and archaeologist), but not so much on the third. The materials on display were simply fantastic! Both of us have taught Latin American archaeology and...More

Thank PANC J
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I was very disappointed with this attraction. It is in need of repair: ceiling leaks, etc. It was a respite from the heat but I was not impressed. Though it does a great job presenting its country's history, the displays are stark and uninteresting.

1  Thank DanasTrip
Reviewed 14 November 2017

The museum was of modern design. They covered early pottery in a different way than some of the other museums we had visited in Peru. Mentioned and showed some recent research on fertility figures through the ages. There was also a photography exhibit and an...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is a vast museum, very modern, cool and clean, but with a bit of a mix of exhibits. There is quite a lot of Ecuadorian antiquities, but I'm a little suspicious of their authenticity as they are in remarkably good, pristine condition for such...More

2  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The 'Museums' are in a series of rooms off a long, dull, unimposing corridor. A guard is stationed in the corridor but there is no one to give any information. The series of rooms of the Contemporary Art Gallery come first. They house a variety...More

1  Thank Patricia U
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We had an extra day in Guayaquil before going to the Galapagos Islands and decided to visit this museum due to its location to our hotel. It was a pleasant surprise, seeing the cultural wood carvings and pottery; even though it was pretty sparse, it...More

Thank DMN_12
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Good place to visit if you want to know a little more about Ecuador. Nice ceramic collection and very interesting pictures. The museum is located in a very touristic place ate the Guayas river.

Thank Lucio P
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Amazing amount of Central and South American ceramic pottery. Unfortunately all descriptions are in Spanish only so we wish we had an English speaking guide for a tour. Could have spent much more time here.

Thank ilkkats
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This seems to be a huge building but there was very little to see. The best exhibit was of ancient pottery, but since they don't allow photography of any kind (with or without flash), I'm willing to bet you haven't heard of their collection. They're...More

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