Casa del Alabado, Quito

4.7
#5 of 116 in Museums in Ecuador
Packed with pre-Columbian artifacts, Casa del Alabado preserves and displays the cultural and artistic heritage of Ecuador's indigenous peoples. Occupying a colonial-era house erected during the 17th century, the museum allows visitors to learn about indigenous beliefs through thematic exhibits, which cover subjects like the afterlife and the role of shamans. Displays contain exquisitely crafted ceramic items, jewelry, carved figurines, ceremonial vessels, masks, musical instruments, and tools. Explanations in both English and Spanish provide insight into the meaning of each item. For a deeper understanding of the museum's highlights, pick up an audio guide at the entrance. Use our Quito route planning site to arrange your visit to Casa del Alabado and other attractions in Quito.
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  • The architecture of the house where this museum operates is fantastic. A well accomplished restoration work preserving the spirit of the heritage house. The art collection it offers is one of the best I have seen in Ecuador.
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  • The building combines an historic element supplemented by and airy, modern addition and the collection is shown to great advantage. The collection is large and impressive in terms of quality of items....  more »
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