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Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art
Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art

Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art

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Cuenca N1-41 y, Quito, 170401

The Basics

Visit the Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art as part of a half- or multi-day excursion, depending on how much time you have to spend in the region. Most tours cover other important cultural attractions too, for a thorough introduction to historical Quito. If you’ll be stopping by the museum independently, book your ticket in advance to skip the entry line. The museum offers guided tours from 10am onward.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

  • Guests with mobility issues and children age 3 and under get free admission.

  • Admire some of the museum’s exhibits online via the Google Arts & Culture platform.

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How to Get There

Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art is situated just off Plaza San Francisco, in the heart of Quito. The museum is easily reached on foot from many parts of the city, or take one of several bus routes that stop at Vicente Rocafuerte y Cuenca.

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When to Get There

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9am to 5:30pm, except on Wednesday, when it opens at 1:30pm. Last entry is at 5pm. Arrive early for fewer crowds. The museum is closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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Downtown Quito

After marveling over indigenous artifacts at the Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, head to the nearby Yumbos Chocolate shop to sample some high-quality Ecuadorian chocolate. Alternatively, check out the Museum of the City or the ornate San Francisco Church and adjoining convent, before wandering through Independence Square.

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