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Museo del Banco Central

Malecon de Manta | near Calle 20, Manta 130802, Ecuador
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Not an extensive museum, but it's interesting, and free

We enjoyed a short stroll around this small museum. Artifacts and murals depicting life in the... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
RoadTripRoger
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Putnam, Connecticut
Free Museum

Staff was friendly, and offered lot of information in English for us. Was free. Can be warm inside... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Brian W
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29 Apr 2018
“Not an extensive museum, but it's interesting, and free”
7 Jan 2018
“Free Museum”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Malecon de Manta | near Calle 20, Manta 130802, Ecuador
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We enjoyed a short stroll around this small museum. Artifacts and murals depicting life in the pre-Columbian era. Some nice contemporary art as well. Short walk from the cruise ship dock. Free admission.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Staff was friendly, and offered lot of information in English for us. Was free. Can be warm inside. Amazing artifacts and replicas from 500 BC up to some modern day artwork from locals. I have read some unfair criticisms about this museum, but it is...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

If you are in Manta, you might as well visit this location, great history and is located right across the beach.

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

We visited this museum during our tour of the city and surrounds. While driving, our guide explained that the museum was previously part of the Central Bank of Ecuador but since October 2010 it was transferred to the Ministry of Culture of Ecuador. The museum...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Best part of this tour was when it was over, they had a fresh coffee grinder selling coffee to drink or grounds to take home with you, not worth the stop.

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Reviewed 11 April 2016

This multi-story gallery has some pre-Columbian clay and stone artifacts but without much explanation. Gives a little insight into the indigenous peoples, (they used balsa rafts to trade up and down the coast) which is interesting. They need more funding for sure. Worth a visit...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2016

This is a newish museum (2009) which focusses on the Pre-Columbian culture and history. Like all museums with few first-rate artefacts, it has tended to accumulate other "odds and sods". There is an interesting collection of Ecuadorian modern painting on an upper floor: and there...More

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