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El Centro Cultural Metropolitano

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Address: Gabriel Garcia Moreno y Espejo, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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This museum houses a rich collection of colonial art.

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Nice Views from Rooftop

We went on a free walking tour of the Old Town. Along the way, we stopped at the Metropolitan Cultural Center. Go to the rooftop for some nice views of the Old City Streets

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free to get in, this museum currently has some nice photos of several Latin American country's peoples. Although they have English translations introducing some of the photographers, I thought it could be much improved by having captions on each photo explaining what the photo is about. (who the people and and maybe a brief story for each) The building is... More 

Thank Backpacker-Mat
Preston, Lancashire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very impressive building which is free to enter. At present there is a superb photographic exhibition created by journalists which is a retrospective on the everyday issues facing South Americans. It covers not just Ecuador but many of the other South American countries and explanations are in both Spanish and English. It was so absorbing, we overan... More 

Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Huge under-utilized space. Occasional interesting piece of sculpture but you will find more "works of art or culture" in your typical city block.

Thank Warren P
Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

One of my favourite places in Quito, you can find temporary photography and exhibitions. The library is huge and you'll find amazing historical books and information.

Thank Alexandra V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We went on a free walking tour of the Old Town. Along the way, we stopped at the Metropolitan Cultural Center. Go to the rooftop for some nice views of the Old City Streets

Thank eaglecadd
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

In this Museum there is nothing in english. Not even a flyer or something. And the spanish is quite complicated, so if you don't speak spanish fluently go somewhere else.

Thank Matthias R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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882 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Entrance is FREE. While waiting for my appointment time at the Palacio Del Gobierno, I decided to visit this attraction. I was reminded that photo-taking is not allowed. There are not that many exhibits to look at. Most exhibits are very modern. I finished my tour and bathroom break in 15 minutes!

Thank LolaGo1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Perhaps I was lucky with the exhibit at the time, but I quite liked the art that was exhibited in this not-on-the-usual-radar museum. I happened to walk in and take a chance on it and was one of those nice travel finds.

Thank mtlmike
Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This building houses the municipal library. It has a public bathroom that is clean and costs 10 cents, 15 cents if you want toilet paper. The exhibit I saw was very popular and showed painted statues of women from all around Ecuador. A famous female artist created them to show what the actual life of women in different areas and... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

We were delighted to find mannequins of women in different working guises dotted around a beautiful courtyard. On the way out we were engrossed in the art exhibition being held in the entrance hall.

Thank Peter B

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