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Address: Cuenca N 1-41 | Bolivar, Near Plaza San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador
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+593 2-228-0940
09:00 - 17:00
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Casa del Alabado is a non-profit institution supported by individuals and...

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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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... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Gresham, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 describes specific pieces. There is a little cafe and toilets too if you need them.

Thank Judith B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Difficult to describe this museum but it is different, at least in Quito and it will worst it to visit. You will discover things of Ecuadorian culture in a complete new way. Visit the museum and you will understand why.

Thank lahueca
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This would be a must visit location. I was blown away by the quality of the collection and the docents ability to help me understand this segment of history.

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is a lovely museum of pre-Columbian artifacts organized by topics located in the old city of Quito We were provided with audio guides in English (as part of our $4 admission) to better understand the displays and spent quite a bit of time in this very nice building. Some absolutely lovely pieces which are in excellent condition.

Thank Sharon P
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This museum was my personal highlight of the old town area... It was so unexpectedly stunning! The house is great, and the relics displayed are truly wonderful! I was the only person in the museum for 90% of my hour there, I really enjoyed this visit greatly.

Thank Franzitrala
Helena, Montana
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Very well presented glimpse into the early history of the region through (mostly) art objects. The themes of the objects showed the closeness of the early Ecuadorians to nature. The name of the museum is a little misleading as the objects were not dug up as parts of archaeological digs but donated objects. A little history of the region as... More 

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Kohler, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The layout and exhibits are very well done however we do not know spanish so a great deal went right over our heads because we couldn't read or understand the text posted. We were not alone in that some other groups that we crossed paths with while there conferred at some exhibits with us and we all were just guessing... More 

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