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Museum of Colonial Art (Museo De Arte Colonial)

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21 May 2018
“Another great find in Quito!”
26 Mar 2015
“Colonial Blood and Gore”
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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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Cuenca 901, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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+593 2-221-2297
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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...More

2  Thank Ryan J
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Reviewed 6 September 2013
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Just walking around on the last day of our recent trip to Quito, taking time to visit shops and talk to people without any agenda turned out to be one of my best days in Quito. We found this little place and stopped in to...More

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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...More

2  Thank Ryan J
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...More

2  Thank polkaparty
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...More

1  Thank marynaturelover
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