Ecuador Museums

The most important and known Ecuador Museums are located in the country’s two main cities; Quito and Guayaquil. In Quito one can find the following Ecuador Museums;

Museo de la Ciudad - A museum dedicated to the history of Quito. Located just east of the Plaza de Santo Domingo, this museum is housed in Quito's oldest building, which dates back to 1565.

Museo Casa de Sucre - This museum is dedicated to life of Mariscal Antonio José de Sucre, a hero of Ecuadorian independence. The ground floor has an array of weapons and military relics, many of which belonged to Sucre himself. The second floor has a lively exhibition of what the city and country would have looked like in the century of Sucre.

Museo Nacional del Banco Central del Ecuador - This art museum houses one of the bigger collections of art in the Ecuador Museums. Each one covers a different time period, ranging from prehistory to modern Ecuador. The museum also offers changing exhibitions at times.

One the newest and most impressive Ecuador museums can be found in Guayaquil. The Museo Antropologico y de Arte Contemporaneo (MAAC) is a state-of-the-art museum exhibiting Ecuadorian, Latin American and Pre-Columbian art and culture. MAAC is located on the Malecón 2000, the renovated river walk in Guayaquil.

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