La Capilla Del Hombre, Quito

4.7
#3 of 116 in Museums in Ecuador
Immerse yourself in a creative and spiritual journey with a visit to La Capilla Del Hombre, a museum housed in an Inca-inspired chapel. Established by artist and philanthropist Oswaldo Guayasamin, the museum serves as a tribute to humankind, reflecting on suffering and violence but ultimately inspiring hope for a better future. Tragically, Guayasamin died before the opening of his masterpiece, but his spirit lives on in the floor-to-ceiling paintings lining the museum's walls. Take a guided tour in English, Spanish, or French, included in your ticket price. To visit La Capilla Del Hombre on your holiday in Quito, and find out what else Quito has to offer, use our Quito travel route builder app .
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  • It is one thing to have heard of Oswaldo Guayasamín and to have seen his works in lithographs or photos. Another very different one is to feel his genius and message by directly observing part of his legacy. Definitely a place to visit in Quito.
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  • During his life in 1996, the Educadorian artist, Oswaldo Guayasamin, decided to bring his own work, private art and artisan collection, dwelling and atelier into a foundation and donate it to the people of Ecuador. On its private grounds to a hilltop landscape of Quito, with stunning views of the city, the futuristic masterpiece, Inca Temple inspired museum was erected. Impressionant for the visitors. Here you can find a collection of huge paintings by the master himself. No one continues to be discontended for his endearing works on the burden that man carries with him through political oppression or power. Rarely been so affected by art. The visit to his residence with an incredible collection of colonial art, especially religious wood carving, is equally impressive. This world-famous artist who got many world leaders and celebrities over the floor and Protretairde with his own special Impressionist technique and style, shows in his life and feel when you visit his grand villa and atelier. You shouldn't miss this.
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  • This is a 2 part museum that should not be missed. The artist home is very very interesting and we feel honoured to be able to tour in his home as well as to see his workshop and workspace. The exhibition gallery is a pleasant visit after learning more about the artist, his life and then seeing his work in the end make this visit a must do. It also has a beautiful garden.
  • The museum has two sections: 1) the museum and 2) the house and studio. The museum has a broad selection of works and the display is stunning. High ceilings in some halls allow full appreciation of the towering works. The gift shop is in this building. The house keeps you in a group for the tour. Art in the house is smaller in scale but impressive. The studio was a dramatic work space. There is also a small outdoor sculpture garden within the grounds of the house. Awesome experience. Highly recommend.
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