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Museo Franciscano - Museum Quito - Ecuador

The Museo Franciscano, inside the magnificent Monastery of San Francisco, might only be of interest to those with a penchant for religious art, but the admission fee is worth paying just to see the old courtyard through the windows. Included in the ticket price is a guide; English-speaking guides are often also available if you get there earlier in the day. Amid the numerous paintings from the 16th-18th centuries and fully clothed statues of Jesus' disciples is a more powerful collection of works depicting the Passion of Christ by 17th-century Quiteño school artist Miguel de Santiago. Discounts are available for students who show their ISIC (or alternative) cards and the museum is perfectly placed for a post-visit coffee on the formidable Plaza San Francisco or a wander in the interesting fair-trade shop beside the monastery.


Plaza San Fransisco

Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Colonial religious art, mayan artifacts, modern glass sculptures, contemporary international/local art, handicraft traditions, pharmaceutical collection, Cultural, History, Art

Travel Tips:

Guided tours are free, tipping the guides is suggested.

Price Description:

ADMISSION: Nationals: $1 - Foreings $2 / National students $1 / Foreign children $1 / National children $0.50

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Monday-Sunday 9 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Saturday 5.30 p.m. - Sunday 12.30 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Contact Information:
Phone: 02-295-2911

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

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