The Museo Casa del Alabado is an art museum devoted exclusively to the preservation of Pre-Columbian Art, located in down town Quito, a city that was granted by UNESCO the category of World Cultural Heritage. The museum is hosted in a Spanish residence built in 1671 as an inscription states in its doorway, “praised be the holy soul, the façade of this house was finished in the year of the Lord 1671”. Praised be in Spanish language is written as alabado, hence the name of the museum, Casa [house] del Alabado.
Downtown Quito is a mandatory place to visit for alltravelers who go and come from "The Middle of the World" and provinces such as Cuenca,Guayaquil, Galapagos, Manabi, Esmeraldasand other beautiful Eacuadorian places.The Museum displays pre-Columbianartworkscreatedby anonymous artists from Valdivia, Chorrera,Tolita, Jama-Coaque and others cultures who populated the landascape where Ecuador is now located.
Rather than playing it safe, the museum decided to work a museology that deals with the cognitive aspects of Andean people and the way they organized their world. Given the current trends of inclusiveness in cultural endeavors, rescuing ancient beliefs and conceptions of the world, plays an important role in preserving the cultural heritage of people.