Centro Cultural Metropolitano

Centro Cultural Metropolitano information

Quito , Ecuador
cnr Moreno & Espejo
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Sun, patio to 7:30pm
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Just off Plaza Grande, this beautifully restored building houses the municipal library and lecture rooms and hosts temporary art exhibitions. The location is rich in history: supposedly the pre-Hispanic site of one of Atahualpa’s palaces; a Jesuit school from 1597 to 1767; an army barracks after the expulsion of the Jesuits in the late 1700s; and in 1809 the site at which royalist forces held a group of revolutionaries, before murdering them a year later.