Museo de la Ciudad, Quito

Museo de la Ciudad, Quito (must see)

The Museum of the City of Quito was founded in 1998 at the former Hospital of Mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, itself a historic site. This fascinating museum takes a creative approach to relating Quito's past, spanning from the daily life of the pre-historic era up to the 19th Century. These epochs are vividly brought to life by great wax figures and amazing sound effects.

Why You Should Visit:
Surprisingly entertaining and informative set of displays with a wide range of exhibit material.
There's also a little restaurant inside offering a relaxing place to sit and relax in the quiet with a nice view.

As most exhibits are labelled in Spanish only, make sure you take the free tour with the English speaking guide if needed.
While inside, don't forget to look at the floors – in some places, they are a part of the display.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 9am-5pm (admission ends at 4pm)

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Museo de la Ciudad on Map

Sight Name: Museo de la Ciudad
Sight Location: Quito, Ecuador (See walking tours in Quito)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Quito, Ecuador

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