Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), Quito

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Step back in time to aristocratic Quito in the early 20th century with a visit to Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia), former home of María Augusta Urrutia. The wealthy lady inherited several properties at a young age and was widowed before she could have children. As a result, she dedicated her life to charity, providing homes for street children and starting the Mariana de Jesus Foundation. Tour the well-preserved house, where passionate guides recount the history of the residence, its artifacts, and its famous inhabitant. Along the way, you'll see antiques, handpainted period furniture, gold and silver accents, and impressive tiling. Plan your Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia (La Casa Museo Maria Augusta Urrutia) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Quito using our Quito visit planner.
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  • We went to this museum because one of the travel guides called it a "must see" while in Quito. It wasn't.  more »
  • Here you can see how people lived in the colonial times in Old Quito. It has been well kept and has the original items that belonged to the owner, a famous lady.  more »
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