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Museo del Banco Central del Ecuador Ibarra

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Address: Oviedo y Sucre, Ibarra 100150, Ecuador
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the numero uno collection in Quito

Essential. Offering a fine overview of ancient and colonial Ecuador, displayed in close to 2,000 pre-Inca artifacts, pottery, gold...with exhibits going up and through colonial... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Essential. Offering a fine overview of ancient and colonial Ecuador, displayed in close to 2,000 pre-Inca artifacts, pottery, gold...with exhibits going up and through colonial times to some modern art. Quito has other interesting museums displaying its own well-known contemporary artists... I really don't have time for any more at this time. Except to add that as essetial as this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

In about 2hours inside & out of this museum I received a great history lesson that tied many things together about Ecuador-only about 40% of the exhibits have English conversions but you get a great feel for culture & traditions as well as geography & customs. It really helped me understand a lot about this beautiful country- It was free... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

This museum was one of the best I have ever visited. Through dioramas it shows how the first Ecuadorians lived in caves along the ocean and from there became more sophisticated with farming and forming communities. Then came the Incas to form larger areas. The people prospered and mined gold, silver, precious jewels. This museum has it all from pre-Columbian... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

With my friends visited Banco Central Museum where learned many things about the Ecuadorian and South America History and Culture

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

Fantastic special exhibit of painted pre-columbian bowels, great permanent exhibit. Super staff. English signage.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

This small museum has a nice collection of local artifacts dating back thousands of year, and explains the local history in both English and Spanish. The guards at the door asked to keep my passport while I was in the museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

Note that at time of writing it is housed in the Casa de la Cultura! The perhaps temporary location of the collection is a bit tricky to find - it is not well signposted if signposted at all. It was free entry and central, so easy to visit, and worthwhile too. There is a large room with information on and... More 

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