Carondelet Palace (Spanish: Palacio de Carondelet) is the seat of government of the Republic of Ecuador, located in Quito. Access is by the public space known as Independence Square or Plaza Grande (colloquial name), around which are also the Archbishop's Palace, Municipal Palace, Hotel Plaza Grande, and Metropolitan Cathedral.
La Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana (The House of Ecuadorian Culture) is a cultural organization founded by Benjamín Carrión on August 9, 1944, during the presidency of Dr Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra. It was created to stimulate, to direct and to coordinate the development of an authentic national culture.
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Quito (Spanish: Catedral Metropolitana de Quito), known simply as la Catedral, is the Catholic cathedral in Quito, Ecuador. Located on the southwestern side of the Plaza de la Independencia (La Plaza Grande), it (and its predecessor building) served as a seat of the Diocese of Quito from 1545 until 1848 when it was elevated to Archdiocese.
The City Museum (Museo de la Ciudad) is a museum in the colonial center of Quito, Ecuador. It is located on Garcia Moreno Street, between Morales and Rocafuerte. The museum was founded in 1998 and occupies the buildings of what was once the San Juan de Dios Hospital. The buildings were designated as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site.
The Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (Spanish: [sjuˈðað miˈtað ðel ˈmundo], Middle of the World City) is a tract of land owned by the prefecture of the province of Pichincha, Ecuador. It is located at San Antoñio parish of the canton of Quito, 26 km north of the center of Quito.
The Church of the Society of Jesus (Spanish: La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús), known colloquially as la Compañía, is a Jesuit church in Quito, Ecuador. It is among the best-known churches in Quito because of its large central nave, which is profusely decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster and wood carvings.
quito contemporary art center “Antiguo Hospital Militar”, old Military Hospital in Quito is now the Contemporary Art Center of the city which offers new exhibit spaces for painting, theater, dance, sculpture, photography, visual and digital arts, performances and other artistic expressions.
Second prize. Lake park international competition to transform Mariscal Sucre airport in a metropolitan park. Quito, Ecuador. 2008 Design: Luis Callejas , Seastian Mejia , Edgar Mazo. Collaborators: Erica Martinez, Clara Arango, Farid Maya, Sebastian Monsalve, Luis Tobon, Ana Maria Jimenez.
Illinizas Ecological Reserve, also sometimes referred to as Illinizas National Park, is a 149 900ha protected area in the provinces of Cotopaxi and Pichincha.It lies just 55km from Quito and this makes it a very popular tourist destination. It is known for its beautiful cloud forest and the Laguna Quilotoa.
Stop by Parque El Ejido for a relaxing break in a place favored by both locals and tourists. On weekends, the park becomes the scene of an artisan exhibit and market. Shop the stalls for locally made products and works of art by local talent, and don't be afraid to haggle for the best price.
The El Panecillo hill seen from Quito's historic centre along the García Moreno street View of Quito from El Panecillo. El Panecillo (from Spanish panecillo small piece of bread, diminutive of pan bread) is a 200-metre-high hill of volcanic-origin, with loess soil, located between southern and central Quito.
Guápulo is a district of Quito, Ecuador, also called an electoral parish (parroquia electoral urbana). The parish was established as a result of the October 2004 political elections when the city was divided into 19 urban electoral parishes.
10 Places to Visit in Historical Quito. 1) Basilica del Voto Nacional. The basilica towers over the rest of Quito and can be seen from various points throughout the historic center. This gothic style behemoth boasts beautiful stained-glass windows and animal carvings inspired by the Galapagos Islands.
Convent of “El Carmen Alto”, or San Jose de Quito, is located in the streets Rocafuerte and Garcia Moreno, in the historic downtown of the capital of Ecuador. Convent of El Carmen Alto is a construction work that contains admirable high finish and a touching story.
En el Quito prehispánico los actuales terrenos de la Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco fueron ocupados por el palacio real del Inca Huayna Cápac, ante el avance de los ejércitos comandados por los españoles desde el sur y la imposibilidad de defender la ciudad el general indígena Rumiñahui dispuso la destrucción total de la misma.
The Intiñan Solar Museum proudly advertises itself as the home of the “true” equator. Located a short way from the “official” equatorial monument, the museum is bisected by a line of red paint which marks what proprietors claim is the unofficial-official site of the middle of the world.
Quito (Spanish pronunciation: ) (Quechua: Kitu; Aymara: Kitu), formally San Francisco de Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador, and at an elevation of 2,850 metres (9,350 ft) above sea level, it is the second-highest official capital city in the world, after La Paz, and the one which is closest to the equator.
metropolitan cultural center The Metropolitan Cultural Center is located in one of the main buildings of the downtown, southern side of the Government Palace. The Metropolitan Cultural Center building has been an essential part of Quito, both historically and in daily life, since its origin.
Museo Alberto Mena Caamaño Está ubicado en el corazón del centro histórico de Quito, de expresión de la cultura de Quito, que propicia la reflexión y la recreación de su memoria cotidiana en busca del reconocimiento y la apropiación de valores de los habitantes de la ciudad.
Entre sus atractivos se encuentra el Palacio de Cristal cuyo nombre se da por su construcción con grandes ventanales que muestran la espectacular vista del centro de Quito. Para su construcción fue utilizada la antigua estructura metálica del primer mercado cerrado de la ciudad: Santa Clara.
Pichincha Volcano. Pichincha is an active stratovolcano in the country of Ecuador, whose capital Quito wraps around its eastern slopes. The mountain's two highest peaks are the Guagua, which means "child" in Quechua and the Rucu, which means "old person". The active caldera is in the Guagua, on the western side of the mountain.
Plaza Foch is one of the busiest places for party, fun and entertainment. The neighborhood of La Mariscal, also known as "La Zona" is the place for fun and entertainment par excellence in Quito. This sector is located in north central Quito and here come together a lot of bars, discos and restaurants.
San Blas is an electoral parish Parish (administrative division) (parroquia electorale urban) or district of Quito. The parish was established as a result of the October 2004 political elections when the city was divided into 19 urban electoral parishes.
Yaku, Water Park and Museum in Quito is a place that seek for the visitor’s education about the importance of the resource and collective heritage that water is. In addition to be a fundamental element of nature is non-renewable source of life; has a historical and mythical load, and is fundamental and absolutely important for humanity.