Death and life on the
Museo de Sitio La Florida0
Why locals love it
This is a museum located over a very important archaeological place where the archaeologists discovered several tombs were Ancient Quitenians were buried between 200-680 AD. The area around this cemetery is a crowded neighborhood located on the slopes of the Pichincha volcano.
Why you should visit it
This is one of the stunniest Pre-Columbian cemeteries found in Ecuador with a very nice display of the 15 meters tomb-pits. In one of them, the archaeologists of the Metropolitan Institute of Cultural Heritage made a reconstruction of the tomb with the mummies. The faces of this people were reconstructed and also the astonishing "ponchos".
The ponchos were made with thousands of beds of Spondylus shell.