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Tourist attractions in Quito

Alberto Mena Caamaño Museum

The Alberto Mena Caamano Museum or Wax Museum is located in a building with a long history, in the former barracks of the Royal Audience of Quito or also called the Lima barracks facilities.

The Municipality of Quito approved the ordinance creating the Alberto Mena Caamano Art and History Museum on May 28, 1957, based on the art fund donated to the city of Quito by Don Alberto Mena Caamano.

It was inaugurated on November 3, 1959 and opened its doors to the public in 1970, with the representation in wax figures of the massacre of August 2, 1810, which were made by the French artist Alexander Barbieri, taking the painted picture as a model. by César Villacrés in 1909.

The Alberto Mena Caamano Museum keeps an invaluable collection of historical objects and documents of the city. Visitors will be able to relive through the art and history of the political processes that Quito went through until it became the Republic of Ecuador.

Attention hours

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 09h00 to 17h30
  • Sunday: 10h00 to 16h00


  • Pasaje Espejo and Gacía Moreno


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