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Guayaquil and the Pacific Coast Sights

Museo Municipal de Guayaquil

Updated 06/22/2011

Fodor's Review

While the Municipal Museum of Guayaquil has many interesting archaeological exhibits, the biggest draw is a collection of tsantsas, or shrunken heads. Artifacts from indigenous peoples here include beadwork, feather work, tools, and weapons. In the lobby is an unusual 8½-meter (28-foot) totem with 32 vertical figures. Your passport is required for admission, only so an attendant can compile data about who visits and from where.

Sight Information


Av. Sucre, between Av. Chile and Av. Pedro Carbo, Guayaquil, 090150, Ecuador



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sat. 9–5

Updated 06/22/2011


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