Delve into indigenous cultures, such as the Incas. Really interesting!
This museum is actually called the Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado, and it is one of the city's most comprehensive centres in this field. Its aim is to safeguard artistic heritage from before the arrival of the Spanish, and the vast majority of the work here is in excellent condition. The permanent collection has all types of sculptural and architectural elements, as well as other pieces that show and symbolise the customs and mysticism of indigenous cultures, especially from the Inca civilisation. Lest we forget that the city of Quito was of course raised on the site of an old Inca city. It is truly fascinating to see how these indigenous cultures explained and understood the relationship between human beings, nature and the gods through these elements. If you want to know what life was like hundreds of years ago, this is the place to come.