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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  • Our tour guide highly recommended coming here as did our guide book. You need to get a taxi from the old town or centre, costs a few dollars. Be mindful, that I came at the end of the day and there we...  more »
  • My husband and I traveled with our son and family and simply loved it. The house and works of Guayasami, and the Chapel of man alike. We didn't know that great Ecuadorian artist. We bought several replicas of his beautiful art. Unmissable visit in Quito.
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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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