South view of the House
The Museum of Colonial Art of Caracas has its headquarters in the Quinta Anauco. The museum was founded in 1942 by Dr. Alfredo Machado Hernandez and translated to this place in 1961. Due to the beauty of this colonial house and its content, this is one of the most charming museums of Caracas.
Although the museum is in the middle of the city, just from the entry of the house you enjoy of the flowers of the place, the stone paths, the sound of the birds and the entire environment of the spectacular building of the XVIII century.
Main yard of the Quinta Anauco
The construction has wide corridors, with beautiful columns, intern yards with stone paths, fountains and a vast vegetation.
A Cocoa tree with its fruits.
Inside the house you can watch different samples of colonial art from Venezuela as well as from the most important countries of the cultural area of the epoch. Here you can also wach among other things: carriages where people use to travel, religious figures, furniture of the Marquetry School of Caracas, paintings of many artists, desks, and other many artefacts and furniture of the colonial period.
One of the most special places in this house is the kitchen. Inside it you can feel the tasty local colonial gastronomy. With pots and plates of mud; porcelain and bronze pitche, and with a characteristics burner.
Relief in the front of the garage