The young man who was our guide had just enough English to make this a fun tour - I think he learnt some new English words and we learnt a few Spanish ones. He took us tound the house and told us all about Maria. We spent over an hour in the house with him and enjoyed the step back... 更多
A great place to see if you're about people and how they lived...not just 'things' but how these artifacts showed up in daily life. Yes, about a very wealthy woman (who also used wealth to care for children on one floor and entertain Presidents on another). But getting a sense of how it was adds an amazing dimension. Personally assigned... 更多
I felt it was by far the most interesting experience in old town. Really interesting house and the guides did a great job explaining the history of Maria and the house.
House owned by one of Quito's most famous patrons. Took care of the city's kids. Many of her furnishings here, though they're from 20th century. The house itself is old and of old spanish colonial architecture. We enjoyed the visit, but preferred Mariscal Sucre home.
The riches in this marvellous house are beyond anything I've seen. Beautiful tiling, handpainted murals, gold and silver everywhere, amazing wooden floors and the most decadent bathroom I have ever seen. Go and see it now (and take the not very original story of Marias life for granted).
The Museum is amazing, a walk back in time. Each room itself is a true art piece, where you can find antique furniture from different historical periods, amazing paintings and every day objects that take you back to the time when the owner and her family lived there. To know more about the history of the house and also from... 更多
The museum was being renovated. I thought they did a wonderful job on the facility. The collection, however, lacks information about her life. She was such an important figure to the independence movement in South America. I would have thought that they would have had more information about her. They do show you a film which was useful.
A Beautiful Home preserved as Maria left it. Maria lived in this home with her husband and servants. Her husband died young and they never had children. She supported the orphans and poor children of the city. All her possesions, paintings, furniture fill the house. The restaurant next door was part of the house and has a good lunch pre-fix... 更多