Museo de Arte Colonial

Lonely Planet review

One block to the northeast of Plaza Grande is the excellent Museo de Arte Colonial . In a restored 17th-century building, the museum houses what many consider to be Ecuador’s best collection of colonial art. On display are famous sculptures and paintings of the Quito School including the works of Miguel de Santiago, Manuel Chili (the indigenous artist known as Caspicara) and Bernardo de Legarda. The museum was closed indefinitely for restoration at time of research.