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Museo de la Ciudad - Museum Quito - Ecuador

Housed in a spacious and attractively restored old hospital building just east of Plaza de Santo Domingo, the Museo de la Ciudad is certainly worth a visit, and is a good starting point if you are new to Quito and unfamiliar with its history. Two floors of models, interactive displays and memorabilia—from horse-drawn carriages to 17th-century pots and pans—map out Quito’s chequered past century by century in clear, unfussy displays. Beside each one is a written explanation in Spanish; if you don’t read Spanish, a guided tour is recommended, and these are available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish for an extra cost.

Another draw of the museum is the peaceful leafy courtyard around which it is built, offering a welcome respite from the bustle of Quito’s city center, and fantastic views over southern Quito and of the Panecillo. The reasonably priced café looks onto the courtyard, and is open to the general public as well as to museum visitors.


García Moreno S1-47 and Rocafuerte

Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador

Museum Types:
Historical museum

Price Description:

ADMISSION: $3 adults, $2 students with ID, $1 seniors

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Tuesday-Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Open Hours to:Tuesday-Sunday 5:30 p.m.

Days Closed:Mondays

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
US dollar

Contact Information:
Phone: 02-295-3643, ext.108

Here are other activities in and around Centro Histórico that may be of interest: Iglesia y Museo de Santo Domingo, Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia, Museo Casa Manuela Sáenz, Museo Franciscano, Museo Casa de Sucre, Museo Alberto Mena Caamaño, Museo De Acuarela y Dibujo Muñoz Mariño, Centro De Arte Contemporáneo De Quito, Museo Numismático del Banco Central and Museo Del Padre Almeida.

08 Jan 2013

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