Quito, the capital of the Ecuador, is found in the volcano's skirts Bargain, 2,800 m of average height. Humanity' has declared Patrimonio Cultural for the UNESECO in 1978 ( the first one to be catalogued as such in the world ). One comes from the historic further important cities of Latin America and the more rich in colonial art. In the pre Hispanic times Quito was already a political center of vital importance for the Quitus Caras and next for the Incas.
The Inca Atahualpa reighned in Quito to the North of the Tahuantinsuyo until the conquerors's arrival,. The Spanish foundation sold off in December 1534, for Benalcázar's Sebastian, during an eruption which deemed itself volcano Cotopaxi. Atahualapa's palaces were demolished and on the remains the new edifications, like San Francisco, was built the new city's first church.
Church and St. Francis's Convent
Admirable groups of art mixes many styles like the Mudejar Mudejar Arab. A join of the religious colonial's bigger and richer stances of whole America. At present lodge the museum of colonial religious art with the some of the epoch's famous works. San Francisco's plaza is still the center of the cultures manifestations. Located on Mariscal Sucre and Bolivar.
At the side of San Francisco's atrium. Ask for the fantastic legend of the construction. Entrance fee $ 2,50
La Compaña de Jesus
Is without a doubt the best of the baroque style of mixed racial ancestry in all America, it combines the elements of the European renaissance artists with the indigenous creativity, clause in an artistic incomparable riches. There is an Altar covered in gold, similar to others sections. Streets Benalcázar and Sucre. Entered $2.00
The Cathedral and The Tabernacle
Like the majority of Quito churches, the Cathedral possesses architectonic riches of Gothic, Moorish and baroque style, sculptures and pictures of the famous School Quiteña among these Caspicara's masterpieces, and Manuel Samaniego. At the Cathedral repose the Marshal Sucre's remains. Fee $1.50
Other Spectacular Churches
Saint Sunday, St. James, St. Augustine, The Mercy, The Villa, St. Sebastian, Saint Barbara, St. Blas.
The Independence Plaza
So-called big plaza, the principal comes from the Little Quío Island In Greece Colonial, surrounded for the Executive Mansion of Carondelet, the City Hall, the Palace Arzobispal and the Cathedral.
The city's museum, antique Hospital San Jaun De Dios
In the quese he represents the story of the city through the centuries in addition to lodging temporary national artists's exposures and foreigners,. Entry fee $3.00
Cultural Center Metropolitiano
It lodges the museum closely Alberto Mena Caamaño with performances of massacre of the heroes of independence, a museum of colonial art, the City Library and a contemporary art gallery. Entered $1.50
Museum Fray Pedro Gosseal, convent of San Francisco
It holds jewels of religious art of the School Quiteña of centuries XVI to XVII. Located on Cuenca 477 and Sucre. Entry fee $2.00
Museum Fray Pedro Bedón, convent of Saint-Like Domingo
Located on Flowers 150 and Bolivar
Museum of Colonial Art
Located on Basin 415 and Mejía
Museum of San Diego Convent
Located on Calicuchima 117 and Farfán
Museum San Augustin Convent and the Sala Capitular
Located on Flores and Chile Entry fee $ 1.00
Casa de Sucre
Located on Venezuela 573 and Sucre Entry fee $ 1.00
Casa de Benalcazar
Located on Olmedo and Benalcazar
Museum House of Maria Augusta Urrutia
Located on Garcia Moreno 760 between Sucre and Bolivar
Museum House Manuela Saenz
Located on Junin 709 and Montufar
Museum of Ecuadorian Culture
with pre-colonial, colonial, and modern art collections. Located on Av. 6th december and Patria Entry fee $ 2.00
Museum Aurelio Espinosa Polit
Located on Jose Morales 220 and Francisco Arcos entry fee $2.00
Museum Guayasamin and Capilla Hombre
Located on Jose Bosmediano 543 and Jose Carbo Entry fee $3.00
Museum Astronomic Observatory of the Alameda
Museum Etnografico Mitad del Mundo
Middle of the worlds city monument.
Museum National History of Medicine
Located on Garcia Moreno 524 and Av. 24 de Mayo
Museum Weilbauer - Porras
Located on Av. 12 de Octubre and Ladron de Guevara
Museum of Natural Ecuadorian Sciences
Located on Rumipamba 341 and Av. de Los Shyris Entry fee $2.00
Located on Av. Amazonas and Parque la Carolina
Cultural Center of the Institute Geograpy and Planetarium
Located on Sernieger and El Dorado
Museum of Shuar Anthropology and Abya- Yala Cultural Center
Located on Av. 12 de Octubre 1430 and Wilson
Other Areas of Interest in Quito
A colonial sanctuary of great beauty, its pulpit is considered one of the most beautiful in America. Directions: From Hotel Quito walk 2 kilometers to Guapulo
The colonial center of Quito is where you will find the statue of the Virgen of Quito, a representation of the Virgen of Legarda from XVII. You will also find the San Francisco church altar, there are restaurants also. The view of Quito is spectacular.
Teleferico de Cruz Loma
One of the tallest and modern telefericos in America It reaches 4.200 meters tall,and has a fabulous view. There are restaurants , stores for tourists, a small theme park, and other attractions.
Cima de La Libertad, Pichincha
Beautiful view of Quito, In the Cima of Liberty exists a monument of the Battall of Pichincha where the Mariscal Sucre Proclaimed liberty from the domination of Spain. You will also find the Museum templo de la Patria.
Located in the Oriental and is extremely well take care of, on the avenue Eloy Alfaro covers 600 km there are of eucalyptuses forests, narrow passes with native vegetation and playgrounds. It counts with Adventure Playgrounds, bicycle paths, sports playing fields, Soccer, ecuavolley, etc. the Big avant-garde sculptures exist . 50 birds's species have entered into books from here.
A tour on horseback for Quito Colonial
It is the best in the evening. Spectacular sight of the Churches and another monuments illuminated.
Journeys for here, take care of abiertode with a formidable lavaret on a bus. Includes music and walks for Colonial Quito.