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Museo Numismático del Banco Central - Museum Quito - Ecuador

The Banco Central's Museo Numismático has just what you'd expect a bank to showcase: coins. The impressive, extensive collection has monetary units from pre-Columbian eras, through the colonial period up to Ecuador's abandoned sucre and the U.S. dollar of modern day. Displays also explain the history of money and the minting of coins. The Numismatic Museum, though, isn’t just about currency. It also has a fine collection of Ecuadorian and world stamps. Be sure to look for the free music events.


García Moreno and Sucre, 1 block south of Plaza Grande and 1 block east of Plaza San Francisco.

Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador


Getting There

Close to Plaza de la Independencia, take a taxi or the Trole to Plaza Grande or the Ecovía to La Marín.

Price Description:

ADMISSION: free Ecuadorians, $1 adult foreigners, $0.50 senior and students (12-18 years old), $0.25 children under 12

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.

Open Hours to:Tuesday-Friday 5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 4 p.m.

Days Closed:Closed Monday; Good Friday, Christmas, New Year Day.

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:


Currencies accepted
US dollar

Contact Information:
Phone: 02-258-9284/257-2776/2784

Here are other activities in and around Centro Histórico that may be of interest: Museo Camilo Egas, Museo Casa Manuela Sáenz, Museo Del Padre Almeida, Museo Alberto Mena Caamaño, Museo Casa de Sucre, Museo de la Ciudad, Iglesia y Museo de Santo Domingo, Centro De Arte Contemporáneo De Quito, Casa Del Alabado and Museo Franciscano.

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