Guayaquil Municipal Museum

Guayaquil Municipal Museum (Spanish: Museo Municipal de Guayaquil) is a museum in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It contains artifacts, objects and historical items relating to the history of Guayaquil. It is considered the most important of the city and one of the best in the country. It is located in the center of the city of Guayaquil, in the same building as the Municipal Library. Admission is free, but passports are required.[1]

Guayaquil Municipal Museum
Museo municipal de Guayaquil 2020.jpg
TypeArt museum
Websitewww.museoarteyciudad.com

The museum has its origins in 1863 when an industrial museum was started by the politician and writer Pedro Carbo Noboa,[2][3] making it the oldest in Ecuador, but it was not until 1908 that the museum was officially founded.[4] The first director was Camilo Destruge Illingworth.[5] The museum has gone through a variety of moves and renovations, acquiring its own building for the first time in 1916.[6]

The museum's website outlines the following rooms:[7]

The museum also has a collection of tsantsas, or shrunken heads.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Museo Municipal de Guayaquil Guayaquil and the Pacific Coast Review". Fodor's Travel. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  2. ^ "Municipal Museum of Guayaquil (Heritage) | Welcome to Guayaquil. Official tourism website". www.guayaquilesmidestino.com. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  3. ^ "Municipal Museum of Guayaquil - CLAVE! Turismo Ecuador". Clave Turismo Ecuador (in Spanish). 2018-04-12. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  4. ^ "El Museo dejó su claustro para llegar a la comunidad". El Universo (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Municipal Museum of Guayaquil (Heritage) | Welcome to Guayaquil. Official tourism website". www.guayaquilesmidestino.com. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  6. ^ "Municipal Museum of Guayaquil (Heritage) | Welcome to Guayaquil. Official tourism website". www.guayaquilesmidestino.com. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  7. ^ "Municipal Museum of Guayaquil (Heritage) | Welcome to Guayaquil. Official tourism website". www.guayaquilesmidestino.com. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  8. ^ "Municipal Museum of Guayaquil (Heritage) | Welcome to Guayaquil. Official tourism website". www.guayaquilesmidestino.com. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  9. ^ "Municipal Museum of Guayaquil (Heritage) | Welcome to Guayaquil. Official tourism website". www.guayaquilesmidestino.com. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  10. ^ "Municipal Museum of Guayaquil - CLAVE! Turismo Ecuador". Clave Turismo Ecuador (in Spanish). 2018-04-12. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  11. ^ "Museo Municipal de Guayaquil Guayaquil and the Pacific Coast Review". Fodor's Travel. Retrieved 2020-03-10.

Coordinates: 2°11′14″S 79°52′57″W / 2.18722°S 79.88250°W / -2.18722; -79.88250