Benalcazar House Museum, Quito

Located in the heart of the historic center, has an exhibition of colonial art. Its construction dates from the eighteenth century and was where he lived the conquistador Sebastián de Benalcázar during the sixteenth century. Currently works hence the Ecuadorian Institute of Hispanic Culture, in this same place there was the first meeting of the council which was the December 6, 1534. Moreover, you lie artistic assets of the Quito School.

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  • City: Quito
  • Sector:Historical Center
  • Dirección:Olmedo and Benalcazar
  • Schedule of attentionMonday to Saturday 9:00 to 17:00
  • Cost of revenue:2.00 USD



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In the Benalcazar House Museum is also a historical library, where books are valuable, their content and origin, some were donated by people like Ponce and Gorge Clemente Garces of the 40 and 50 who read documents old with an ancient Castilian very difficult to understand for people without training in this field also has a film library and virtual library.

Benalcazar House is based on a typical model of Andalusia in Spain, consisting of a patio in the form of a square wooden structure is decorated with plants and their columns supporting the second floor are cylindrical stone. Here they were received the kings of Spain Don Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia First in the year 1980.

On the walls of the house are displayed the portraits of various personalities, including those found Mr. Jorge Luna Yepez, Dr. Alfonso Chiriboga, Jorge Gonzalez and the Kings and Prince Felipe de Borbon which were received by President Chiriboga Bolivar Ecuadorian Institute of Hispanic Culture, the August 9, 1996 in Quito.

The ground floor has a small museum, where are some excellent works of art:

Museo Casa de Benalcazar


Map Benalcazar House Museum, Quito Ecuador

Map of Benalcazar House Museum, Quito Ecuador



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