National Museum of Colonial Art

Cuenca, Quito 170401, Ecuador

593 2 221 2297

Housed in an old mansion in Quito’s Old Town, this museum provides a window into the city’s rich colonial past. Paintings date from the 16th century and a variety of ornate furnishings are on display. Non-Spanish speakers should plan on hiring one of the museum’s informative guides–none of the information on the collection is written in English.

Written by Amelia Osborne Scott

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