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Casa del Alabado is a non-profit institution supported by individuals and private companies, established with the purpose of preserving and sharing the legacy of Pre-Columbian cultures in Ecuador.
Casa del Alabado is a Precolumbian Art Museum in Quito, Ecuador. The museum is located in a colonial house built in the 17th century during the Spanish Colony. It houses a collection of over 5,000 archaeological pieces, 500 of which are on permanent display.
It is a beautiful modern building with intellectually grouped elements that touch on themes: labor, women, economics, religion, etc. D. And their impact on contemporary Ecuadorian society. Some of our group would have preferred the classic chronological approach, but a great debate ensued. Others of us found that each topic provided depth of information and approached the topic from many perspectives. Either way, bravo as it was a delightful learning experience.
THIS IS FREE.
This new addition to the Quito Museum’s portfolio is well worth a visit. There is much to see here, including historical artifacts, magnificent works of art, gold and silver collections, and much more. We enjoyed our 90 minutes here – it’s a fresh interior, attractive and free. Check it out.
The museum provides an overview of the history of Ecuador. You gradually go through different periods of time without even realizing that you are almost jumping from one period to another. For a Westerner accustomed to order, the exhibition is sometimes confusing. For example, the intertwining of the museum’s history with the nation often confused me. This is probably due to another problem: the use of very complicated language. Language such as “processes of independence” and “the transition of social and managerial systems.
Only general texts in English, Kichwa and Spanish. Special information only in Spanish.
The main drawback is the concealment of events after the arrival of the Spanish conquerors (early 1500s). Indeed, it is mentioned that the repression was brutal and violent. The introduction of the encomienda (a form of slavery) is also introduced. However, the extent of the repression, the immense suffering of the indigenous population is not elaborated. At present, the native population of Ecuador constitutes the overwhelming majority of the nation. This, of course, is not the result of love between the Spanish conquistadors and the local population. The Spanish colonial settlers behaved as if they owned the natives, including the women, and could do whatever they wanted with them.