This museum runs a close second to the MAAC as my favorite museum in Guayaquil. Like at the MAAC (and unlike at the two museums listed below), all the exhibits here have explanations both in English and Spanish. The museum is small, but it does a good job of showing what life must have been like in the coastal areas of Ecuador thousands of years before Europeans arrived there. You will learn about food, clothing, tools, music, and the use of hallucinogenic drugs in pre-Columbian cultures. The most interesting artifacts come from the Chorrera Period (1000-300 B.C.). Keep an eye out for the double-chambered whistling bottle and the descriptive figurines from this period.
- © Frommer's 2013
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