COMPLETE LIST QUITO MUSEUMS: Addresses, Public hours & Theme highlights

Colonial Churches of Quito


Museums of Quito, Ecuador

Many of the finest museums in Quito are all within 5 minutes' walks from each other and the Plaza Central. Some merit at least an hour, while others are fun for brief 10 - 15 minutes walk-ins. Entry fees are very moderate, usually between $2 and $3 for adults.


In old town Quito, several museums are hidden behind inconspicuous entrances. The regulations of Quito being a cultural World Heritage Site prohibit the placing of conspicuous boards and redesign of facades. So don't be mislead by a modest entrance, some of the museums behind a simple door are world class!


Keep an open eye and appreciate what you are getting. Some museums are nothing more - and nothing less - than a mansion or historical house in Old Town Quito, but to appreciate the lives of the colonial upper class, those places give you a true impression of the history of the country. No sophisticated mega museum can give you an impression of what life was like when Ecuador was developing into a nation, as those lovely - but small - museums are offering. Don't ignore them, pay them a brief visit and let your mind descend into a past of when Ecuador was gradually entering into the adulthood of nations.


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Indians take you in their agile dug-out canoes along winding rivers.


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Price: $ 499

 4 days

Children learning about the rainforest.


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5 days


Birdwatching by visitors of the Amazon in Ecuador


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Price: $ 1099

7 days

excursion on Lake Cuyabeno


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Price: from $ 410

4 - 5 days


Alpacas in Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve are the domesticated form of the vicuñas.


Our Northern Andes Tour lets you get a taste of some of the best Andean National Parks, visiting the highest groves in the world: the Polylepis trees, the highest mountain in the world calculated from the center of the Earth, the Chimborazo with Vecuñas and Lamas, the highest active volcano in the world, the Cotopaxi.



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5 days

San Rafael Falls


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9 days


Bartelome Island at Galapagos National Park


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from 3 days

Inca wall in Cusco.


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Museums in Quito

40+ Museums in Quito


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Info to select your preferred museums while on vacation in Quito

Alianza Francés

Av. Eloy Alfaro N32-468 & Bélgica

9-19, Sa 9-12:30

Cultural center of France with expositions of French art as well as cultural events.

Arte Actual Flasco

La Pradera E7-174 & Almagro

9-13, 15-18

Cultural center of contemporary art.

Associación Humbolt

Vancouver E5-54 & Polonia


Cultural center of the Goethe Institute to promote cultural exchange with art gallery.



12-14 17-21 Sa 18-21

Cultural café, with many living art expression. Entry free, consumption expected.

Capilla del Hombre Guyasamín

Mariano Calvache E18-94 & Lorenzo Chávez

T-Sa 10-17

Latin American art.

Casa de las artes La Ronda

Juan de Dios Morales & Guyaquil


Exposition of historical photographs of the Calle Ronda.

Casa del Alabado, Museo de Arte Precolombiano

Cuenca & Rocafuerte

T-Sa 9:30-17:30 Su 10-16

Precolombian art museum.

Casa Museo Kingman

Almagro & Pradera

9-13, 15-19

Exposition of work of Kingman and other contemporary art.

Casa Museo Manuela Sáenz

Junín OE113 & Montufar

10-16 Sa10-14

Museum dedicated to Quito's hero Manuela Sáez.

Casa Museo María Augusta Urrutia

Garcia Moreno 760 & Sucre

T-F 10-18, Sa-Sa 9:30-17:30

Historical mansion with exposition dedicated to María Augusta Urrutia, giving an impression of the lives of the colonial nobility and art of Victor Mideros.

Centro Cultural Benjamín Carrión

Jorge Washington E2-42 & Ulpiano Paéz


Cultural Center and exposition of sculptures.

Centro Cultural del Instituto Geográfico Militar

Loma del Dorado & Seniergues E4-676


Educational exposition on science particularly related to mapping.

Centro Cultural Govindas

Esmeraldas OE 119 & Venezuela

M-Su 8-18

Cultural center Govindas dedicated to conscientious, social and ecological art with emphasis on (Asian) Indian culture.

Centro Cultural Itchimbía

Iquique S/N sector el Dorado


Cultural center in the restored former Santa Clara Market with contemporary art events and expositions with great view over historical center.

Centro Cultural La Casa de Juan Café Sibarí

Calle La Ronda 707

T-T 11-12, F-Sa 11-14 Su 14-24

Cultural cafe-restaurant in historical mansion with musical and other cultural expressions.

Centro Cultural Metropolitano

García Moreno & Espejo

8-19 Sa 9-14

Modern temporary expositions of widely varying themes and library.

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo

Luis Dávila & Venezuela

T-Su 9-17:30

Cultural enter in the former Military Hospital with expositions of contemporary art, study and documentation center & art laboratory.

Escuela Taller Quito

Montúfar N2-50 & Pereira

8-12, 13-16 Sa 9-13

Youth training center for traditional art skills with workshop for architectonical restoration.

Estampería Quiteña

Av. 24 de Mayo, junto Capilla del Robo

9-17, Sa 9-13

Printing Center dedicated to the study and development of the art of knowledge of printing, offering artists a place for production and marketing of their products.

Instituto Ecuatoriano de Cultura Hispánica

Olmedo Oe5-74 & Benalcazar


Museum with works of the Quito School of Art of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, as well as a library. The colonial mansion also serves for cultural center performances.

Jardín Botánico de Quito

Parque La Carolina at Pasaje Rumipampa & Av. Shiris

8-17, Sa Su 9-17

Different ecosystems and thematic gardens.

Casa de la Danza

Junín E2-186 & Javier Gutiérrez


Dans performances and teaching.

Museo Aeronáutico y del Espacio

Av. La Prensa & Carlos V. within the Airbase

8:30-12:30 13:30-15:30

Aviations and Airforce history of Quito with historical aircraft and equipment of Ecuador.

Museo Alberto Mena Caamaño

Espejo & García Moreno

T-Sa 9-17:30 Su 9-13:30

Wax museum with historical moments and figures in the former Quito prison. An interesting historical building with a restored part of the catacomb that traverse the Plaza de la Independencia, connecting churches and palaces.

Museo Etnográfico Amazónico

Av. 12 de Octubre 23-116 & Wilson

9-13, 14-17:30


Museum of the seven Ecuadorian Amazon tribes.

Museo Arqueológico Antonio Santiana

Av. América & Pérez Guerrero, Un. Central, Fac. de Filosofía


Oldest archaeological museum of Ecuador with 2 exposition rooms and library with publications.

Museo Camilo Egas

Venezuela N9-02 & Esmeraldas

T-F 9-13

Museum in colonial mansion dedicated to the art works of Camilo Egas.

Museo de Acuarela y Dibujo Muñoz Mariño

Junín E2-27

T-F 9-17

Museum dedicated to the Aquarelles and drawings by Muñoz Mariño

Museo de la Biblioteca Ecuatoriana Aurelio Espinoza Pólit

José Nogales N69-22 & Francisco Arcos - Cotocollao


Library, Colonial and historical Art museum.

Museo de la Ciudad

Garcia Moreno S1-47 & Rocafuerte

T-Su 9:30 - 17:30

The former hospital with chapel offers scenes and objects of Quito's historical past, including a historical hospital scene. Restaurant and terrace.

Museo de Santo Domingo Fray Pedro Bedón

Plaza Santo Domingo

9-17 Sa 9-14

Part of the convent of the Santo Domingo Church converted into museum and courtyard.

Museo de Sitio Intiñan

Av. Córdova Galarza, 200m before the roundabout at Mitad del Mundo

M-Su 9:30-17

Open air museum and other expositions of Ecuadorian tribes.

Museo de Sitio la Florida

Antoncio Costa & Román (entrada por Av. Occidental)

W-Sa 9-16 Su 10-16

Archaeological site.

Museo de Sitio Tulipe


W-Sa 9-17

70km North of Quito, archaeological site with water works belonging to the Yumbos culture.

Chimbacalle Train Station & Museum

Quilotoa s/n & Sangay

W-Su 9-13, 14-16:30

Ecuadorian restored train station is both a museum and the departure point for the Quito - Guyaquil railroad renowned for the Devil's nose pass. The restored train service became in operation again in 2014.

Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales

Pasaje Rumipamba & Shyris in Carolina Park

8-13, 13.45-16.45 Sa 9-13

Natural history museum.

Museo etnohistórico de artesanías del Ecuador - Mindalae

Reina Victoria N26-166 & Niña

M-Sa 9-17:30

Ethnological art museum.

Museo Etnográfico de la Mitad del Mundo

Av. Manuel Córdova Galarza km 13,5

M-Su 9-18

Ethnological museum showcasing the different tribes of Ecuador.

Museo Franciscano del Padre Almeida

Calicuchima 117 & Farfán

M-Sa 10-13, 14-17 Su 10-13

Fransiscaner museum in the San Diego Convent.

Museo San Francisco Fray Pedro Gocial

Plaza San Francisco

M-S 9-17:30 Su 9-13:30

Religious art museum and convent. Splendid balcony view over the San Francisco Church.

Museo Miguel de Santiago de San Agustín

Chile 924 & Guayaquil

9-12:30, 14-17 Sa 9-13

Religious art museum and convent.

Museo Monacal de Santa Catalina de Siena

Espejo Oe 1-85 & Flores

8:30-17 Sa 8:30-12:30

Religious history of the convent with historical scenes.

National Museum Ecuador

Av. Patria in Casa de Cultura

T-F 9-17, Sa-Su 10-16

Archaeological and colonial art museum with important gold collection and thematic scenes.

Museo Nacional de Medicina "Eduardo Estrella"

Sidoro s/n & Valparaiso

8:30-18 Sa 9-14

Medical museum with expositions on pre-colonial, colonial and early modern medicine.

Museo Nimismático

García Moreno & Sucre

T-F 9-17 Sa-Su 10-16

Coin and money museum.

Museo Arqueológico Weilbauer

Av. 12 de Octubre & Roca in Centro Cultural PUCE, 2nd floor


Archaeological museum of the Catholic University, with most artifacts donated by the Weilbauer family.

Palacio de Carondelet

Presidential Palace

T-Su 9-16. Mo change of the guard 11

Guided excursions through the Presidential Palace. Passport required for entry.

Parque Arqueológico & Ecológico Rumpipampa

Av. Mariana de Jesús & Occidental

W-Su 8-16:30

Archaeological site at a colonial hacienda.

Posada de las Artes Kingman

Almagro & Pradera

9-13, 15-19

Expostion dedicated to Kingman.

Vivarium de Quito

Av. Amazonas & Rumipamba in Carolina Park

T-Su 9:30-17:30

Live collection of amphibians and reptiles.

Yaku Parque Museo del Agua

El Placer OE11-271

T-Su 9-17:30

Water museum with splendid view over Quito

* Monday - Friday is not mentioned. If Monday closed: T-F. Saturday (Sa) and Sunday (Su) closed unless mentioned with different opening hours.


National Museum of Ecuador

The best museum of Ecuador, is the National Museum of Ecuador (Click for opening hours), just north of oldtown Quito is famous, for its golden mask and many other great up-to 5500 year old archaeological objects. All objects are tastefully displayed with outstanding bilingual explanations in modern glass showcases, artfully distributed in large modern museum rooms.


The National Museum of Ecuador and 40 Quito musems with addresses, hours and themes are an absolute must for any visitor to Ecuador. Themes: Pre-Colombian objects, Gold Room, Religious Colonial. One needs at least an hour to briefly wander through the museum, but I have personally visited it several times, each time discovering some fascinating object I had not noticed before. The bilingual explanations are excellent, very modern and entry is totally free (1500+ items). 


40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Golden Sun Mask Banco Central / Casa de Cultura, National Museum, Quito, Ecuador

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Banco Central / Casa de Cultura National Museum

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Entrance National Museum / Casa de Cultura, Qutio, Ecuador

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: National Museum professional displays

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Archaeological interpretation at National Museum, Quito, Ecuador

Professionally designed and displayed pre-Colombian history of Ecuador. Excellent bi-lingual texts!


40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Golden ornament at National museum, Quito, ecuador

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Golden mask at the Sala de Oro at Casa de Cultura, Quito, Ecuador

Museums in Ecuador: Golden necklace at National Museum, Quito, Ecuador

The "gold Room" displays a collection of some of the most fascinating pre-Colombian golden jewellery and artefacts.


40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Ceramic figure National Museum, Quito, Ecuador

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Ceramic royal person at Casa de Cultura, Quito, Ecuador

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Indian woman statue Casa de la Cultura, Quito, Ecuador

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Pre-inca king, ceramic figure, Casa de Cultura, Quito, Ecuador

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Clay statue National Museum

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Pre-inca ceramic pot, National Museum, Quito, Ecuador

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Pre-inca statue, Museo National, Quito, Ecuador

Particularly the coast of Ecuador has been studded with pottery.



Often layers and layers of smithereens, but wonderful in tact graves have also been found and some beautifully displayed artefacts can be found in the National Museum Ecuador. Countless artefacts are displayed in the Archaeological Room.


The museum shows some fabulous reconstructions of burial sites:

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Pre-colonial grave, National Museum in Quito, Ecuador

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Golden box, gold room, National Museum, Quito, Ecuador

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Golden brooch, Museo National, Ecuador

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Golden Mask, Sala de Oro, Museo National, Quito, Ecuador

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Golden ornament, Banco Central Gold Room, Quito, Ecuador

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Golden mirror, museo national del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Golden shield, gold room, Banco Central museum.


Tastefully displayed in the Gold Room (Sala del Oro), countless golden artefacts are displayed in show cases, grave reconstructions and on replica mannequins.

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Saint statue in the National Museum in Quito.

The Colonial Art room show cases beautiful artefacts from churches and well-to-families.

A "custodia" = Sacred receptacle for keeping a symbolic peace of holy bread or wafer.

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Maria with Child National Museum of Ecuador in Quito.

Gold-leaf covered woodcarving of saint.

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Golden crown on model at the National Museum of Ecuador.

Replica on manequin of golden crown


City Museum of Quito

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Court yard of the Museo de la Ciudad in Quito.

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Room of a colonial house in the City Museum in Quito.

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Capilla del Antiguo Hospital San Juan Museum in Quito.

City Museum of Quito (Museo de la Ciudad de Quito) is located in the former Hospital San Juan de Dios. Its modest $3 entry fee is well worth your money. The museum gives a great impression about Quito's early days and its history. 



Many colonial scenes are realistically and artfully displayed in the historical building of the hospital. Well worth a visit. The hospital's beautifully restored chapel is now primarily used for musical and other living arts performances.


Casa del Alabado Museum of Pre-Columbian Art

The Casa del Alabado, Museum of Pre-Columbian Art  is a museum in a beautiful colonial mansion in old town Quito. The museum is dedicated to Ecuadorian pre-Columbian art and well worth your visit.


40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Casa de Alabado Museum of Pre-Colombian Art in Quito.

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Ceramic statue at the Alabado Museum in Quito

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Pre-colombian Art at the Casa de Alabado Museum in Quito

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Shaman Ceramic Statue at the Alabado Museum in Quito

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Ceramic dolphin at the Alabado Museum in Quito

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Golden Collar at the Casa de Alabado Museum in Quito


Carmen Alto Convent Museum

The Carmen Alto Convent has a religious museum with religious paintings and statues. Beautiful court yard of the convent.


San Francisco Convent Museum

Better designed than the previously listed museum, the San Francisco Convent Museum, to the right of the Church, also houses a collection of religious art pieces and paintings. Moreover, it gives a great view over the convent's premises with 2 beautiful patios and a unique view over the church from the otherwise inaccessible balcony.


40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: San Fransisco Convent & Museum

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Religious Art museum San Francisco Convent in Quito

Courtyard San Francisco Convent Museum

Exposition San Francisco Convent Museum


Sucre Museum

In 1828, the liberator and first president of Ecuador bought this house as his residence, but only lived there briefly until he was assassinated in 1830. It is a beautiful colonial mansion with a collection of weapons and wonderful furniture of the period. The house gives a splendid impression of how the upper-class and nobles of the day lived in Quito.


40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Sucre Museum Mansion in Quito

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Court Yard Sucre Museum in Quito

The Sucre Museum.

The court yard of the Sucre House.


40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Main room Sucre Museum in Quito

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Saddle Room in the Sucre Museum in Quito.

The living room of the Sucre family.

The saddle room of the Sucre House.


Banco Central Museum

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Banco Central Museum, Quito, Ecuador.

Formerly the home of the national archaeological collection including the renowned Golden Sun Mask, the beautiful neoclassical former Banco Central building is now a monetary museum, which still is worth visiting even though it no longer has the prestige of its former archaeological collection, even if if were just for seeing the building interior.


Centro Cultural Metropolitano

This free cultural center of Quito in a neo-classical building across the street from the palace has frequent expositions and is well worth walking in. It has beautiful court yards and a library.


40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Centro Cultural Metropolitano in Quito.

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Exposition hall of the Centro Cultural Metropolitano in Quito.

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Court yard Central Cultural Metropolitano in Quito

Above left: Centro Cultural Metropolitano entrance.


Above right: Exposition hall.


Left: Court yard Centro Cultural Metropolitano.


National Cathedral Museum

The National Cathedral Museum or Museo Catedral Primada de Quito, is a must as it is the home of the most beautiful room of Quito, the Sala Capitular, which I consider the Versailles Ball Room of Quito and a must see. It further houses a smaller chapel behind the Cathedral, with the Mausoleum of Sucre and a great collection of religious are.  The entrance is little known and located at Calle Venezuela 3-117 & Espejo.


40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Entrance of the National Cathedral Museum in Quito.

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Sala Capitular at the National Cathedral Museum in Quito.

The inconspicuous entrance of the National Cathedral Museum.

Quito's "Versailles Ball Room", the Sala Capitular, the most beautiful room in Quito in one of the finest museums in Quito, the National Cathedral Museum.


40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Robes and miters of the early bishops of Quito.

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Admiral Sucre Mausoleum in the Chapel of the National Cathedral Museum in Quito

Beautiful robes and miters of the early bishops of Quito are guarded in the treasure room.

The Admiral Sucre Mausoleum in the Chapel of the National Cathedral Museum.


40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Chimbacalle Restored Railroad Station and Museum.

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Resored steam enginen at the Chimbacalle Restored Railroad Station and Museum.


The Chimbacalle Railroad Station used to be the Quito central railroad station during the 19th and 20th century until the railroad system fell became dysfunctional in the 80s. In 2008 the government started restoring the railroad system of Ecuador into its former glory and since 2014, it is possible again to ride the fabulous train from Quito to Guayaquil, passing through the Devil's Nose Pass.


40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: María Augusta Urritia House Museum.

Quito Museums: María Augusta Urritía House Interior.


One of the finest colonial mansions, from the street, the María Augusta Urritia House-Museum appears rather inconspicuous. Located on the García Moreno street just past the Jesus Compañía church, this museum is a must to see for a brief walk-in visit to get an impression on how the upper-class lived in the 19th and early 20th centuries.


40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Astronomical Observatory, Quito

Built in 1873, the Observatory of Quito is the oldest on the continent. Renovated in 2009, it is both a museum of historical instruments and open to the public for star gazing on cloudless nights.

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Botanical Garden Quito

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Botanical Garden Quito Orchid House

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Botanical Garden Quito Cactus House

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Botanical Garden Quito Yellow Orchid

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Botanical Garden Quito White Orchid

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Botanical Garden Quito Pink Angel's Trumpet

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Botanical Garden Quito purple orchid

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Botanical Garden Quito purple bromelia

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Botanical garden.

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Amphibians House Vivarium of Quito

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Museum of Natural History

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Museum of Natural History, Fossile Dinosaur.


The Botanical Garden of Quito in the Carolina Park has a great selection of incredibly beautiful native flowers you will have difficulty finding in the wild. A must for every ecotourist. As they are all within 100m of each other, you may also enjoy visiting the Museum of Natural History and the amphibians and reptiles collection at the Vivarium.


40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Colonial Art Museum entrance

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Colonial Art Museum court yard

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Colonial Art Museum Pedestal

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Colonial Art Museum Secretaire

A small museum in a beautiful mansion with colonial art.


40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Centro Cultural La Casa de Juan Café Sibarí

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Museo de Acuarela y Dibujo Muñoz Mariño.

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Not a real museum, Tianguez has a great terrace on the Plaza San Fransisco, to rest and enjoy the historical surroundings.


Cultural Center La Casa de Juan Café Sibarí with performing arts.

Aquarelle Museum of the work of Muñoz Mariño.

A shop on Plaza San Fransisco, Tianguez has a nice terrace.


40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Quito former city jail, now Quito Wax Museum

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Wax Museum of Quito has catacombs with historical scenes

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Quito Wax Museum scene of French geodesion mission Mitad del Mundo

40+ QUITO MUSEUMS LIST: Quito Catacombs traverse the Plaza Central, connecting palaces, cathedrals and other monumental buildings.


The Wax Museum in Quito in the former city jail not only has historical scenes like the French Geodesian mission in wax statues, but also some very interesting catacombs that run under the Plaza Central, connecting palaces and churches.