6 Great Modern Art Venues in Quito Within Walking Distance of Each Other

Hummingbird sculpture, painted by visual artists in the park colibries in the city in Quito. Ecuador
Hummingbird sculpture, painted by visual artists in the park colibries in the city in Quito. Ecuador | © postales/Shutterstock
Rick Segreda

Cultural Activist

For those in a mood for a one-day, meditative art crawl, Quito provides several wonderful modern art venues within a short distance of each other. Starting with Quito’s Casa de la Cultura, the municipal cultural center, visitors can appreciate the city’s modern art scene in one day, without feeling they need to rush. There are six venues, all within walking distance of each other that one can enjoy at a calm pace. Here’s our suggested “art crawl” in this creative corner of Quito.

1. Centro Cultural of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

Art Gallery, Music Venue

PUCE
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Just walk up Avenida de la Patria towards 12 de Octubre, and you will come upon the campus for Ecuador’s Pontificia Católica University, and with it, a modern, multi-story building known as the PUCE Cultural Center. Its stadium-sized exhibition first floor, and its additional exhibition spaces on the second and third floors routinely present cutting-edge painting and sculpture. The institution also collaborates with foreign embassies in showcasing work from Asia and Europe. Then from here, you can head back to 6 de Diciembre, walk (or take the streetcar) towards Avenida de Colon, and from there walk a few blocks towards Juan Leon Mera.

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