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Casa del Alabado

Cuenca N 1-41 | Bolivar, Near Plaza San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-228-0940
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Casa del Alabado is a non-profit institution supported by individuals and private companies, established with the purpose of preserving and sharing the legacy of Pre-Columbian cultures in Ecuador.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cuenca N 1-41 | Bolivar, Near Plaza San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-228-0940
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The collection of Ecuadorian pre Colombian art is incredible, the state of the pieces is amazing. The admission is $4.00 and it includes an audio guide. The museum is located in downtown, across the street from hotel Gangotena and the church of San Francisco. We...More

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Super interesting modern collection of Ecuadorian art. I highly recommend a visit to this small but quaint museum in the historic center of Quito. A must!

Thank MCSilvaEcuador
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every single piece of (mainly ceramic) objects of art is a masterpiece. This is the third time I visited the museum, and will certainly return. The staff is very knowledgeable, the shop has some great collections of masterpieces at different prices (depending on the high...More

Thank Viktor S
Reviewed 17 June 2017

If you enter El Alabado full of preconceptions, as I did, be prepared to have your eyes opened. In the course of my education, I’d learned that ancient art had progressed from Egypt to Athens to Rome. But, later in life, on encountering the marvels...More

Thank TerribleIvan
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Very much enjoyed this museum. Fabulous collection of artifacts. So different than native American pottery and ceramics that I am familiar with. Objects are well displayed and include English translation. It would be helpful if some introductory context was provided about the regions/groups that correspond...More

Thank Crowhollow
Reviewed 11 June 2017

A lovely museum in an old villa with a good collection of artifacts dating back to 2000 - 3000BCE. Be sure to opt for the audio tour as there is little printed description of items.

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Lovely new collection of pre columbian pieces. The building alone is worth it, and they have done a great job with the display. A bit light on the interpretation, but includes an audio guide in English. Refreshing break from the colonial overload.

Thank Scubamax59
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Well designed museum that centers on the pre-Columbian artifacts. The museum building was renovated and is beautiful and well laid out. The pieces are well edited, presented simply and there is a lot of information available to fully understand this period in the Ecuadorian history.

Thank John M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is an example of how a museum should look like! It is an old colonial house in downtown Quito, with great decoration and space arrangement in which you can walk around and understand the evolution of Ecuadorian pre- Hispanic history. Just Great!!!

Thank Juan V
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This was one of my favourite finds in Quito. Great museum with a lot of artefacts in very good condition. $4 admission including audio guide which was very informative. There are signs in English as well but the guide builds on these as well as...More

Thank Judith B
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