Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), Quito

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Step back in time to aristocratic Quito in the early 20th century with a visit to Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), former home of María Augusta Urrutia. The wealthy lady inherited several properties at a young age and was widowed before she could have children. As a result, she dedicated her life to charity, providing homes for street children and starting the Mariana de Jesus Foundation. Tour the well-preserved house, where passionate guides recount the history of the residence, its artifacts, and its famous inhabitant. Along the way, you'll see antiques, handpainted period furniture, gold and silver accents, and impressive tiling. Plan your Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Quito using our Quito visit planner.
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  • I generally love old house museums. This one, while slightly interesting, wasn't worth the overall experience. In a city brimming with things to do, including many old buildings and museums, the...  more »
  • This lovely museum showcases the life of one of Quito’s finest citizens, with the home a display of her belongings lovingly restored. We walked the ground floor and did not think it was anything...  more »

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