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Museo Del Padre Almeida - Museum Quito - Ecuador

Next to Iglesia San Diego is Museo de Padre Almeida. This museum has an impressive collection of religious art, including of the the Quiteña and Cusqueña schools, and works attributed to Capiscara and Hieronymus Bosch. The guided tour takes you through the galleries and into the former cloister and the inner reaches of Iglesia San Diego. During the visit, you learn about the legend of renegade (and later, saintly) priest Padre Almeida, famous for saying “Hasta la vuelta, Señor” (Until I return, Lord).


Ca. Calicuchima and Francisco Farfán

Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Art museum, Cultural

Getting There

From Plaza San Francisco (4 blocks west of Trole stop Santo Domingo), walk 2 blocks up Calle Bolívar to Calle Imbabura. Turn left and walk down 9 blocks to Calle Calicuchima. Or take a taxi.

Travel Tips:

The guided tours are in Spanish. Photos are only allowed of the courtyards. The neighborhood is better patrolled now, but still has security issues. Visit only in daylight hours.

Price Description:

ADMISSION: $2 adults, $1 children and seniors

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Monday-Saturday, holidays 10 a.m., 2p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Saturday, holidays 1 p.m., 5 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

You Need to Bring:

Take along a snack and water; and sun protection (hat, sun block). Leave valuables at your hotel.

Currencies accepted
US dollar

Contact Information:
Phone: 02-317-3185

Here are other activities in and around Centro Histórico that may be of interest: Museo De Acuarela y Dibujo Muñoz Mariño, Iglesia y Museo de Santo Domingo, Museo de la Ciudad, Museo Franciscano, Museo Casa de Sucre, Museo Casa Manuela Sáenz, Museo Camilo Egas, Centro De Arte Contemporáneo De Quito, Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia and Museo Alberto Mena Caamaño.

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