Guided visits

Through October-November 2020, the Museum Casa del Alabado offers you guided visits free of charge as part of your booking.

  • A Trip to Chorrera

    Alabado in detail
    Through careful observation of the details hidden in certain pieces of the Chorrera culture, we explore the technical virtuosity of the artisans of the past, the aesthetic value of their representations and their extraordinary technological contributions.
  • Animalia

    Pre-Columbian Fauna
    From an ecological and environmental perspective, this tour addresses the relationship that pre-Columbian societies maintained with different species of local fauna in the territory that is now Ecuador. At the same time, it questions the turn this relationship has taken in the present, paying special attention to endangered species.
  • Harvest Time

    Ancestral Agriculture and Ritual Celebrations
    Explore the practices and beliefs around agriculture in ancient times. This tour addresses the indigenous agricultural festivals of the present, their origin, syncretism and connection to the pre-Columbian world.
  • Jama Under the Magnifying Glass

    Alabado in detail
    One of the most present cultures within the collection held by the Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado, will be the protagonist of a specialized tour in which we explore its main characters and the aesthetic richness showcased by its ceramics.
  • Of Huacas and Power

    Sacred objects, places and beings
    “Huaca” is the Quechua term used to name important elements in the spirituality of pre-Columbian cultures that populated the Andes. The tour proposes a reading of miniatures, stones and other objects of ritual use from the perspective of Andean sacredness.
  • Origin Myths

    Mythologies of native peoples and nationalities
    Myths are a source of memory and resilience of indigenous peoples and nationalities. In addition to activating powerful imaginaries, they act as a fabric that solidifies, evidences, materializes and perpetuates identities. This tour traces relationships between archaeological objects and stories that give an account of multiple ways of representing the world.
  • Pre-Columbian Architecture

    Construction techniques from the past
    How did the pre-Columbian inhabitants of the territory that is now Ecuador live? In this tour we explore some aspects of the way of life, development and environment of pre-Columbian societies through their architecture.
  • Temporary Exhibit: Sounds and Dancers

    A contemplative and sensory experience
    The temporary exhibit Sound and Dancers explores the relationship between ritual and sound universes in the pre-Columbian world, through their sound production and creation technologies, as well as through dance as a field of expression of sound in the past.
  • The Untranslatable in Pre-Columbian Art

    Languages of art
    Art, and in particular pre-Columbian art, is constructed through languages that are often untranslatable. This tour addresses the senses and meanings of these languages, embodied in emblematic pieces from the collection held by El Alabado.
  • The Wisdom of Plants

    Tradition and indigenous medicinal plants
    In the ancient world, health and medicine were closely linked to the natural environment and spirituality. Through a selection of pieces which represent the preparation, consumption and effects of medicinal processes, we explore this link as an important bridge between indigenous peoples of the present and societies of the pre-Columbian past.
  • Valdivia: Beyond the Venus

    Alabado in detail
    This tour invites you to reflect on the details and secrets of a selection of iconic pieces of the Valdivia culture. It offers a moment of contemplation and reflection on their ways of life, both in everyday and ceremonial life, to understand their influence in the collective identity of the present.

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