Office 608 Av. Los Shyris N36-188 and Naciones Unidas, Edificio Shyris Park Park, 100 Meters South of the Mall Quicentro Shopping, Mariana de Jesus E7-74 y La Pradera, Av. Republica de El Salvador N 34-377, Av. 6 De Diciembre N 34-120, Checoslovaquia, Av. 10 de Agosto y calle Mercadillo, corner, Avenida Orellana 1172, , Av Republica de El Salvador, N34-349 e Irlanda, Av. 6 de Diciembre N 26-112, San Ignacio, Av. 6 de Diciembre y Pablo Del Solar E 7-94, Sector El Inca, Av. 10 de Agosto 4709 eje & Ignacio San Maria, , La Nina N26-202 y Diego de Almagro Quito, New Town, Avenida Orellana E 6-54, Calle Reina Victoria, E18- y Mariano Calvache, Quito, Ecuador
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Stop At: Casa Museo Guayasamin, Mariano Calvache E18-94 y Lorenzo Chavez Barrio Bellavista, Quito 170150 Ecuador
On this tour you will explore 2 of the main museums in Quito well known as Capilla del hombre (Men´s Chapel) at Guayasamin Museum and Central Bank Museum located at la Mariscal area
This tour will start at your hotel at 9:00 am, we will take you to Guayasamin Museum located at Bellavista hill ( Quito´s Natural Viewpoint ) , Oswaldo Guayasamin was the most important painter from XX Century , he worked all over the world and he started his own collection than later he opened as a museum , when was still alived. by now there is an special building , that was his dream for many years , it is well known as la capilla de hombre where some of his work is exposed. Unfortunately he only saw the starting of his dream because he died at the US before the building was finished. In simple words this place is the best modern art and conteporary museum in Ecuador.
After this visit we can add a delicious lunch in a local restaurant ( please let us know in advance )
Then we will go to visit another wonderful museum in Quito called Central Bank has a complete route, from the vestiges of the first inhabitants of Ecuador until the contemporary and modern art expositions
In this first archaeological room there are pieces of pre-Inca cultures exposed: basic tools of stone and obsidian that are replaced with the most elaborate stone and ceramic utensils over time. From this period, very elaborate pieces are exhibited, especially ceramic. They are expressions of the past represented in sculptures, masks and ritual tools that tell us about their way of thinking, seeing the world and living. In the same way and exhibition in the different Inca artifacts.
The Spanish conquest will come and with them the establishment of the Colony, this next room talks about Quitena Art school developed by locals and Spaniards . This was the time of great artistic production, creating a syncretism between the Spanish Catholic and the mythical indigenous. Numerous paintings and sculptures of Jesus, virgins and saints populate this part of the exhibition.
The next and final exhibition refers the republican art when the country was born as Republic on 1830 , the reflection of a time of political changes and struggles for independence. And little by little, the exhibition turn out to contemporary and modern art.
This is a great museum to learn more about the Ecuadorian history by art.
Finally we will take you back to your hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Near public transportation.
Most travelers can participate.
Recommended for all ages.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival