Casa del Alabado, Quito

4.7
#5 of 115 in Museums in Ecuador
Packed with pre-Columbian artifacts, Casa del Alabado preserves and displays the cultural and artistic heritage of Ecuador's indigenous peoples. Occupying a colonial-era house erected during the 17th century, the museum allows visitors to learn about indigenous beliefs through thematic exhibits, which cover subjects like the afterlife and the role of shamans. Displays contain exquisitely crafted ceramic items, jewelry, carved figurines, ceremonial vessels, masks, musical instruments, and tools. Explanations in both English and Spanish provide insight into the meaning of each item. For a deeper understanding of the museum's highlights, pick up an audio guide at the entrance. Use our Quito route planning site to arrange your visit to Casa del Alabado and other attractions in Quito.
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  • Visited this wonderful, relatively new museum today, in the heart of the old town. Fantastic collection of pre Colombian artefacts, covering the BC cultures. Very well displayed in modern, well lit...  more »
  • Small museum but with fantastic archeological artifacts in pristine shape. We took the guided tour in Spanish and it was well worth it. Very modern presentation.  more »
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  • A very good museum with well organised exhibitions and interesting information. Definitely recommend it to anyone interested in history, art or culture. I loved this museum. The ceramic water pipes that mimic animal voices are very cool. My other favourite were the ancient ceramic pieces depicting internal organs.
  • One of the highlights of our Ecuador trip. Very well maintained museum with great staff and ambience. We truly learned so much and it was fun! A must for everyone visiting Quito!
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