The Mindalae Museum exhibits a large collection of traditional crafts of various indigenous groups, Afro-Ecuadorian and montubios of the country.
Considered as Ethno historical Craft Museum, the Museum Mindalae was created and managed by Sinchi Sacha Foundation which works in areas of responsible tourism, fair trade crafts and small producers training.
The name comes from the word used to call the pre-Hispanic businessman in what now is Ecuador. Mindala was the person who established trade relations between the Tianguez, markets of that time.
At the entrance you can see a large rock that was ejected by the Pichincha volcano on one of its explosions. Inside, the museum is divided into different sections, one for each floor. Thus we have a solar calendar on the first floor; a temporary exhibit on the next floor; a section of tree-plants and forest ecosystems on the third floor; another exhibit of textiles and ceramics on the fourth; and fifth floor is dedicated to the worldview.
The museum is located in the Reina Victoria and La Nina corner. Open Monday to Saturday from 9h30 to 17h30 and Sundays and holidays from 10h30 to 16h30. The input value is $ 3.00 adults, $ 1.50 children, students, seniors and the disabled.
Telephone: (+5932) 223 0609 / 255 5395
Mindalae Museum is the only ethno historical Handicraft museum in Ecuador.
The Museum is located in La Mariscal, open Monday to Saturday from 09h30 to 17h30 and Sundays from 10h30 to 16h30. The fee is $ 3.00 USD.
It is managed by Sinchi Sacha Foundation which focuses on the areas of responsible tourism and fair trade of Handicrafts.