Throughout time, human cultures have used amulets… Small ornaments that are symbols of good luck and faith, thought to give protection against evil or danger. Our ancestors used them, and we still do… The museum Casa del Alabado, located in Quito‘s historic downtown, exhibits small but very representative figures belonging to Pre-Columbian Ecuadorian cultures.
Located in the province of Manabí, its name comes from the Machalilla pre-hispanic culture. Machalilla was declared a National Park in 1979, becoming one of the first protected areas in Ecuador!
America, erroneously called the “new” world, has a rich and ancient cultural tradition that is categorized as pre-Columbian.
Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas is the third largest city in Ecuador. It is located in the humid tropics, 540 feet above sea level, on the way from the Coast to the Andes. This territory is home of to the “Tsachilas,” an ethnic group also known as “Colorados.”