3 MUSEUMS YOU MUST VISIT IN QUITO
The weekend is here and you do not know what to do? You definitely do not want to stay at home. Quito has more than 30 museums open to the public where each of them will take you to know a different story or a different place.
There is a variety of places to visit, from those where you can find and learn more about the history and culture of Ecuador to those where you can learn science in the most fun and interactive way.
Alberto Mena Caamaño Museum (wax museum)
This museum works in the same building in which 207 years ago the massacre of the heroes took place on August 2, the Real Cuartel de Lima. It was created from the fund donated by Alberto Mena Caamaño in 1957.
This impressive place tells the history of the country from 1700 to 1830 where visitors will be able to know and relive the epochs of La Real Audiencia until what became a Republic.
In the building there are some 36 wax figures. They recreate characters such as Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Eugenio Espejo, Manuela Espejo, Manuela Cañizares, Simón Bolívar, Juan Pío Montúfar, and others.
The museum is located in the Historic Center of Quito on Garcia Moreno and Espejo streets. Its schedule is from Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission for adults costs $ 1.50 and for children $ 0.50.
Yaku Water Museum Park
The Water Museum was born on December 5, 2005, with the aim that everyone can experience intense, emotional, critical, scientific, personal and community contact with the water element.
This project arises with the idea of creating a space where people can become aware of the care of the streams of Pichincha and the use and valuation of water. This museum offers visitors three permanent exhibitions that, in addition to being educational, seek to be interactive and ludic.
The first one is called "Living Water" and it teaches about the different natural and chemical characteristics of water, the second is called "Water that Creates" and exposes about the biological importance of this liquid for the creation and existence of life, and the third one is denominates "Our Water" where the relation between the water and the human being is demonstrated.
Yaku is located in the El Placer neighborhood. Their hours of operation are from Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 17:30. The cost for adults is $ 3.00 and for children $ 1.50.
The Chapel of Man
The Chapel of Man is an architectural and artistic space dedicated to paying tribute to the human being, its people and its identity. It is a symbolic building that seeks to evoke the cult of humanity through the exhibition of the most outstanding paintings of the Guayasamín teacher.
This complex began with the Casa Taller Guayasamín, home and place of work of the painter; to later become the most important Cultural Center in the city.
It was declared by UNESCO as "Priority Project for Culture", as well as "Cultural Heritage of the Ecuadorian State" by the honorable National Congress.
The museum is located in the Guangüiltagua sector. Its hours of operation are from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The admission price for adults is $ 3.00; Children under 11 years old are free.