One of the few sights in the New City is the round walled Casa de la Cultura. It houses a theatre, a cinema and two museums, the more impressive being the Museo del Banco Central. Ecuador’s premiere museum, it contains an astonishing collection of religious art, Columbian ceramics and pre-Hispanic gold, and a huge archaeological repertoire. Of interest are the ceramics of the La Tolita society [600 BC to 400 AD
], the Gigantes de Bahía, the Sala de Oro filled with gold, and the Sala de Arte Colonial, packed with religious paintings and sculpture.
Av. 6 de Diciembre and Av.Patria
Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
Admisión: $ 1,50
Tue to Fri from 9h00 to 17h00
Sat and Sun from 10h00 to 16h00