Quito Museums, The Equinoccial Museum and the City Museum are ones of the best museums in Quito, don´t forget to visit them. we recommend to visit the Banco Central museum, where a unique collection of preinca and inca archeological gold and ceramic pieces are shown. Here is the list of main museums in the Quito Historic Center, read more for information and schedules in every museum

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Quito Ecuador Museums guide part two


Museums de la Mitad del Mundo

Pre-Incan Astronomy, the museum of the Culture of the Sun gives a great point of view about the scientific astronomy of Quito. Discover how the ancestors were capable to locate the exact location of the equatorial line.

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 09:00-17:30
Entrance Fee: $2.00
San Antonio de Pichincha - Manuel Córdova Galarza km 13.5
Website: www.mitaddelmundo.com

Museum Aeronáutico y del Espacio

It is an aeronautical museum located incide the military base of the Ecuadorian Air Force.
La Prensa 3570 & Base Aérea Sucre (Airport)

Museum Arqueológico de Artes

Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00-17:00 / Saturday 10:00-13:00
Veintimilla 560 & 6 de Diciembre
Phone: (02) 2 222 506

Museum Etnográfico del Colegio Mejía

Hours: Monday - Friday: 08:00-12:00, 14:00-18:00 / Saturday 08:00-12:00 (with appointment)
Venezuela & Ante
Phone: (02) 2 583 412/ 2 565 718 Ext. 24

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Museum de Artesanías CEFA

Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10:00-19:30
12 de Octubre 1738 & Lizardo García
Phone: (02) 2 503 873

Museum de la Ciudad (Quito City Museum)

Meet Ecuador's past, since the precolomibinic time through the 21 st century.
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30-17:30
Antiguo Hospital San Juan de Dios -García Moreno 572 & Rocafuerte
Phone: (02) 2 283 882 ext. 203
Email: museociu@museociudadquito.gov.ec
Website: www.quito.gov.ec

Museum de Sitio de Cotocollao

Here you find ceramic and human trace from the Cotocollao culture that developed in the area.
Entrance Fee: Free
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00-16:30
Santa Teresa e Ignacio de Loyola - La Delicia (Cotocollao - North of Quito)

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Museum del Banco Central del Ecuador

The history of Ecuador in four showrooms, exhibiting Andean art in gold and silver and traditional textiles.

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00-18:00
Entrance Fee: Free
Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana - Av. 6 de Diciembre & Patria

Museum Numismático del Ecuador

The history of the Ecuadorian coins, the Sucre up to its current currency the Dollar.
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00-17:30
Entrance Fee: $2.00
García Moreno & Sucre

Musicoteca del Banco Central del Ecuador

Educational music and videos.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00-17:00
Entrance Fee: Free
García Moreno & Sucre
Website: www.bce.fin.ec

Museum de Ciencias Naturales

Hours: Monday - Friday 08:30-13:00, 13:45-16:30/ Saturday 09:00-13:00/ Sunday 10:00-14:00
Rumipamba 341 & Av. de Los Shyris (Carolina Park)
Phone: (02) 2 449 824

Observatorio Astronómico (Quito astronomical observatory)

Hours: Monday - Friday 09:00-12:00, 15:00-17:00 / Saturday 09:00-13:00
La Alameda Park
Phone: (02) 2 570 765

Museum de San Diego

Sculptures, photos and other art works are exhibited in its four show rooms.
Hours: Monday - Sunday: 9:30-13:00
Entrance Fee: Free
Calicuchima 117 & Farfán (junto al cementerio)
Phone: (02) 2952 516

Convento de San Francisco de Quito Museum

In this convent you find the artistic work of the School of Quito with its numerous expressions and principal artists as Miguel de Santiago, Mejia and others.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00-18:00
Entrance Fee: n/a
Cuenca 477
Phone: 2281124

Museum de la Casa de Sucre

This is the place were Antonio Jose de Sucre lived. The history of the Republic of Ecuador and the colonial art are exhibited.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 8:30-12:30/ 1:30-16:00
Venezuela 513 & Sucre
Phone: (02) 2 512 860

Museum Templo de la Patria

Located at the top of the Pichincha hill, it has an exhibition of the Ecuadorian army. .
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 08:30-16:30/ Sunday 10:00-15:00
Entrance Fee: $0.50, foreign $1.00, children free.


Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 09:30-17:30
Entrance Fee: adult $2.00; children $1.50
Ave. Amazonas 3008 & Rumipamba (La Carolina Park)


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