Ibarra Ecuador, Archaeological Museum of the North Saw

The Archaeological Museum of the North Saw opened its doors in 1998. The building was built in 1940 and began operations in 1983 as Centro Cultural de Ibarra with library and archive. The interior keeps historical records of great value to Ecuador. Displays pieces of pre-Columbian cultures of the Sierra Norte. The museum was created with the need to store, sort and investigate the archaeological remains.

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  • City:Ibarra
  • Sector:Center
  • Address:Sucre and Miguel Oviedo
  • Schedule of attentionMonday to Sunday 7:00 to 21:00
  • Cost of revenue:1.00 USD



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Information of Archaeological Museum of the North Saw

The museum has archaeological pieces inside the Sierra Norte for Chimba cultures, Capulí, Piartal, Tuza, Caranqui and Inca, settled in the provinces of Imbabura and Carchi.

You can also find works of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth showing the artistic production of the Quito school and the Republican era in its manifestations customs, landscapes and portraits.

The collections in the museum are very rich for its historical importance and all are original pieces of great value.

The museum is divided into three rooms::

Sala 1

Here you can find everything related to the settlement of America, the periods of the Archaeology of Ecuador where it divides and the Sierra and Costa Paleoindian period, among the most important.

Sala 2

Archaeological exhibits of the Sierra Norte where Caranquis settled, Otavalo, Cayambis as masks, pots, tripods, jars, stone idols, compoteras, bowls.

Sala 3

On this salt can see a replica of the Temple of the Sun, models Caranqui country and the Battle of Yahuarcocha.

The Sierra Norte Regional Archaeological Museum also has other venues such as the Sala de Arte Colonial and Republican, Historical Archive, Library, temporary exhibition hall, auditorium and Cultural Store.

Archaeological Museum of the North Saw, Ibarra Ecuador


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