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Ethnohistoric Museum of Handicrafts of Ecuador

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Address: Reina Victoria & La Nina, Quito 170150, Ecuador

One of the most interesting folklore museums we've visited. Exhibits...

One of the most interesting folklore museums we've visited. Exhibits provide multiple interpretations showing the natural resources and materials with which mhandicrafts

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Interesting exhibits

It's small, but only $3 to get in plus they have discounts available. The exhibits were interesting, it was a nice place to go close to the hotel.

Reviewed 5 May 2016
Les L
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is one of the most beautiful museums I've ever visited. It's simply fascinating! Wonderfully laid out display of life in Ecuador and the handicrafts made by various indigenous groups over the ages. It's a small museum but I'd allow at least an hour to go through it. It's off the beaten path, but well worth the cheap taxi ride... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

It's small, but only $3 to get in plus they have discounts available. The exhibits were interesting, it was a nice place to go close to the hotel.

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McKinleyville, California
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

Even more impressive than the wide range of historical pieces this building houses is the way it is laid out and the items presented. Unique, approachable - you can even touch many of the items. The "eye" formed by the stairway, as well as other wall mountings, show the attention to detail by the museum's architect. Beautifully done - so... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

I found this "museum" to be consistent with the very inferior merchandise for sale in the museum store--little more than an uninventive display of, yes "ethnic" stuff, but indeed mediocre examples of commercial artisanry displayed primarily to entice the visitor to spend money on the rest of the stuff on sale downstairs. Very disappointing. For a more informative and vastly... More 

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Mukwonago, WI
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

This museum is very interesting to learn about some of the historical artifacts of the artisans in Ecuador. It is so amazing to see articles from past cultures and learn how they were used. We had the opportunity to have dinner at the museum with our tour group. The gift shop is small, but there were many different types of... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

The museum is located near the Marriott and Holiday Inn Express. They have 4-5 floors with exhibits showing everything from weapons to pottery. Also included were costumes, jewelery, hats and headgear, sculpture etc. There was a movie which described how various things were made. The exhibits were very interesting. Some of the explanations were in English. Most were in Spanish.... More 

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