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City Museum of Quito

Garcia Moreno and Rocafuerte, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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The evolution of Quito in about an hour

We visited the City Museum on the recommendation of our hotel. The entrance fees are very... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
George L
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Sydney, Australia
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Interesting museum of the city of Quito in an old hospital

The museum was decent if not overwhelming, some of the exhibits were a bit cheesy and others were... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
Les L
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Excellent museum in 400 year old building depicting history of Quito.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
16 May 2017
“The evolution of Quito in about an hour”
21 May 2016
“Interesting museum of the city of Quito in an old hospital ”
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Garcia Moreno and Rocafuerte, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the City Museum on the recommendation of our hotel. The entrance fees are very reasonable and, without even enquiring about guides, we were offered an English speaking guide at no cost. The guide was excellent, very informative and guided us through the museum...More

Thank George L
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The museum was decent if not overwhelming, some of the exhibits were a bit cheesy and others were common knowledge. But some were excellent and the building is beautiful. It's a shame the exhibit on the old hospital was so small and poorly done.

Thank Les L
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We entered the museum through the cafe/viewpoint area near the entrance to La Ronda and found ourselves in the beautiful old building that originally housed a 400 year old hospital - the building was laid out to illustrate different hospital functions - the actual wards...More

Thank Jean L
Reviewed 17 September 2014

My family took me here to see the city museum, it is at a great location , walking distance from the Banco Central and the main plaza and the spectacular churches. This museum charges I think $4 for entrance, it starts out in different rooms...More

Thank Sebastian M
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Walking through this beautiful museum, you can learn about a variety of topics relevant to Quito's history. From the room recreating the hospital to the indigenous vs. colonial abodes, everything in this museum was a delight. I learned a lot about the city's history in...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Using the building which long ago housed a hospital, the museum takes you through the history of Quito. Quite stirring is the diorama of a church showing how people were seated by rank (and money). Slaves, of course, were relegated to standing in the back....More

Thank Howard C
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Good museum of local history. Good information. An hour is enough time. Great place to get out of the rain.

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 24 June 2013

This museum, just up from San Domingo is housed in an old hospital around two courtyards which have all been beautifully restored. It tells the story of Quito from its beginnings, through Spanish rule to today. Exhibits are a mixture of reconstructions, objects, holograms, projections...More

Thank sjhHove
Reviewed 29 June 2012

one of the strangest museums i have visited. the exposition is kinda "we don´t really know what to show, but we have bunch of various stuff out here". don´t expect straightforward idea to be proposed in this museum, nor exploration of things from A to...More

Thank Aldas B
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