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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: Casa Del Alabado, Museo de la Ciudad, Iglesia y Museo de Santo Domingo, Museo Casa Manuela Sáenz, Centro De Arte Contemporáneo De Quito, Museo Numismático del Banco Central, Museo Camilo Egas, Museo Del Padre Almeida, Museo Casa de Sucre and Museo De Acuarela y Dibujo Muñoz Mariño.

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