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Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae

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Address: Reina Victoria N 26-166 y La Nina, Quito 170522, Ecuador (Formerly Museo Mindalae)
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(593-2) 2230609
09:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Small but quaint space, a perfect 30' tops tour

I loved this tiny museum, it has good pieces to show and also you can just walk around it a minimum of 15' up to 30' It is definitely worth it and is just a step away from food... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved this tiny museum, it has good pieces to show and also you can just walk around it a minimum of 15' up to 30' It is definitely worth it and is just a step away from food and coffe,

Thank Artius V
Manta, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love art be sure to stop by here, learn about some of the local culture... and have a coffee also.

Thank travelingfemale
Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Not very big but certainly worth an hour or so. Exhibits are very interesting and well maintained. They recommend you take elevator to fifth floor and work your way down. It's a great way to go. Picture taking allowed. Quality gifts for sale at very reasonable prices. If your in this are seek it out it is worth it and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is a museum Built inside the monument of the half of the world, this museum has nine levels and on the top floor there is a beautiful viewpoint, the view is completely wonderful, the service within the museum was excellent, the tour guides explained every detail perfectly. The purpose of visiting this pleasant and elegant museum was, because I... More 

Thank Eliana V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

worth a visit to look at history of Ecuador indigenous peoples Although small the exhibits are worth seeing and the shop is excellent value

Thank chris p
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Museum was well done although getting in AND out difficult. No one at the desk for posted opening time and the café staff had to help locate museum worker ... who was no around to let you out either ... so you had to got to their BIG shop and ask to be let out. Not a huge sales pitch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

in a good size city. This little museum is lovely -- explaining the back ground of Ecuador. We completely enjoyed our time there. Look at the gift shop on the second floor. It is displayed with beautiful items from Ecuador.

Thank seetheworld010
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This museum is often left off of lists of must do sights in Quito and we found it to be a little gem of a museum. The focus is on the arts and crafts of the indigenous people of Ecuador which is fascinating. There are six floors. You take the elevator to the top and work your way down. At... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We visited on a very quiet day and seemed to be the only people there. The museum is very well presented with ethnic artifacts depicted by region. They also sell items through the Sinchi Sacha Foundation - a fair trade organisation and we found items that had been made by a potter we met in Canelos. Very good displays -... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

The museum had lots of great cultural and historical information. I think that I normally would have loved it. However, I don't usually put myself alone in dark situations, and the museum was dark and kind of creepy, so I felt very uneasy inside. I'm not sure that all of the motion sensored lights came on, which probably didn't help.... More 

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