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Another cultural place

Ecuadorian cultural arts and culture displayed to highlight the ways they have lived over the... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Hackensack, New Jersey
A bit more than average with great staff

This is more of a good review than poor. The Museo is very interesting,yet with limited materials... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Fort Myers, Florida
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26 Jul 2018
“Another cultural place”
19 Jul 2018
“A bit more than average with great staff”
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Malecon de Manta | near Calle 20, Manta 130802, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Great little museum near the Pacifico shopping mall where you can see everything in a short time! Free entry and helpful and polite young staff, too. The top two levels are devoted to a succinct account of Ecuadorian Pre-Columbian history and the bottom two levels...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

I feel sorry for whomever financially supports this museum. It had almost nothing, occupying only 1 floor of this relatively nice building. Worst museum in ecuador.

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Reviewed 27 July 2018

Ecuadorian cultural arts and culture displayed to highlight the ways they have lived over the years. Very nice place, very friendly and relaxing environment.

Thank Nkee
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This is more of a good review than poor. The Museo is very interesting,yet with limited materials. You do learn a lot. It is free and the staff are great. Modest exhibitions, but worth the time to go through. Particularly liked the local art work...More

Thank kira13
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.

Thank RoadTripRoger
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

Thank Brian W
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.

Thank paolabbg
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

Thank Dan L
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.

Thank fjmccarl
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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