I was amazed how much there was to see here. Lifesize reconstructions, dioramas, sooo much to learn and to look at. Beautifully done.
We really enjoyed this museum. It's not gigantic, so not overwhelming. Lots of information on the history of Quito, well-displayed, well-kept. Touches on military, science, architecture, society, etc. Some fascinating wooden inlay maps in the flooring!
Couldn't find another recommended museum and stumbled across this one. It was once an old hospital and is just a neat little place with the history of Quito as well as Ecuador in general. A nice litle find.
Very nice display of the history of Quito and surrounding areas. Hopefully they will get signs up in English as it was hard to find an English speaking guide. The wood inlaid floors in several of the display rooms are incredible
I can read Spanish fairly well, but it doesn't mean I want to stand there for forever to make sure I understand what I am reading. Skip it until they get English signage and just read up on the history online.
The museum is housed in the former San Juan de Dios hospital which was founded over 400 years ago. It gives a great overview of the birth of Quito through the early Indian times, the conquistadors, colonial Quito to the modern day city. It does this through life sized dioramas and historical artifacts. This museum is well worth the stop.... More
This is an old hospital that is now the city museum. It is divided into various sections including the history of Quito, development and architecture of Quito and the history of the hospital. Even though most of the descriptions were in Spanish I could understand them fairly reasonably. My only regret was that it did not have a museum shop.... More
There is not much in English in the exhibitions. One room is almost entirely about an architect. The other rooms are interesting, not needing a whole lot of explanation, but some of the things would have been nice to know about. Outside the exhibits on the first and second floor, there are plagues with information about the history in Spanish... More
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