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Museum of Colonial Art (Museo De Arte Colonial)

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Address: Cuenca 901, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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+593 2-221-2297
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Housed in a restored 17th-century colonial mansion, this museum features a...

Housed in a restored 17th-century colonial mansion, this museum features a permanent exhibit of Spanish colonial furniture and a vast collection of sculptures and paintings from the School of Quito.

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Colonial Blood and Gore

Based in a colonial house dating back to the sixteenth century, this museum holds much of the blood and gory Colonial period pieces. The use of the extreme depictions were meant... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2015
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

Based in a colonial house dating back to the sixteenth century, this museum holds much of the blood and gory Colonial period pieces. The use of the extreme depictions were meant to literally put the fear of God into the indigenous peoples, so they would convert to Catholicism. In addition to these, there are beautiful pieces that date back to... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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Reviewed 30 December 2014

The art and furnishings in this museum are exquisite, with displays seen no where else. Rooms face the beautiful inner courtyard, and walls are thick. Paintings from the 16th century, as well as early sculpture predate the Quito School paintings. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 26 September 2014

Come here first before seeing some of the other colonial sites in Quito. This museum provides a good overview of colonial art and can help to illuminate some of its themes and styles which is helpful when viewing colonial art in the neighboring churches and convents. If you don't read spanish, hire a guide. The temporary exhibit on the first... More 

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We were actually looking for a different museum when we stumbled on this one and decided to go in. All the buildings in Old Town have beautiful open courtyards with the rooms facing inward. The art was displayed according to periods. It also has a children's area for families to interact. Around the corner in a former home is the... More 

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