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Quito Ecuador

Quito "Luz de America", is the capital of Ecuador, and the starting point for tourists visiting the country either for business, adventure or fun. Quito is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Latin America, not only for having the largest historical centers in the region, but also for its modern architecture, its parks and mainly for warmth and friendliness of its people. In the capital lives a cosmopolitan air, and that converge in an endless number of races, cultures, traditions, myths and legends, which are merged creating a rich and colorful identity.

Data of interest

  • Region: Sierra
  • Province:Pichincha
  • Latitude: 78º 29’ 06" W
  • Length:00º 28’ 24" N
  • Climate:10ºC a 25ºC (50ºF a 77ºF)
  • Population:2.307.767 (estimate 2008)
  • Foundation:December 6, 1534
  • Mayor:-
  • Zip code:EC1701
  • Area code:593 2
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Language:Spanish
  • Airport:Mariscal Sucre
  • Dist. Guayaquil:500 km. aprox.
  • Dist. Cuenca:400 km. aprox.

 

 

Quito Historic Center

Quito's Historic Center is the largest in America. Most of its buildings have stood the test of nature and man's tribulations. The various cultures of the city have created a rich treasure trove of artistic, cultural and historical, which has been carefully through the centuries to the present. For this he was recognized by UNESCO in November 1978 as the First Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Home to churches, chapels, monasteries and convents colonial plazas, museums and charming courtyards, buildings and interesting architecture Republican early twentieth century, as well as significant contemporary works that make this a place of enormous historical value, architectural and aesthetic.

Home to churches, chapels, monasteries and convents colonial plazas, museums and charming courtyards, buildings and interesting architecture Republican early twentieth century, as well as significant contemporary works that make this a place of enormous historical value, architectural and aesthetic. The hill of Bread, with three thousand meters above sea level, is a reference to Quito because it marks the division between the south and center of the city and still retains the legacy of the Inca because there is the Pot of Bread, a kind of circular tank eight feet deep that was used to irrigate crops.

The Plaza Grande or independence in his heart the Independence Monument, a neoclassical style, and four pillars of Ecuadorian society: the Cathedral, Presidential Palace, the Municipal Palace and Archbishop's Palace. Apart from providing a glimpse into the life of Quito who gather there is a good starting point to enter a world where the improbable is real. A visit to the Cathedral church with three naves, which stands as one of the largest religious symbols of spiritual value to the people of Quito, is de rigueur. Here are buried some of the most prominent political personalities of this Andean country.

Very near the Plaza Grande is another obligatory point: the Church of the Society of Jesus, the most important Baroque church in Quito and a building that, by itself, asserts the visit to this city. The interior exudes splendor of this church makes it a religious colonial building and largest in the area. Its spiral columns, the various symbols carved in volcanic stone, the Moorish influences visible in the decoration of the ceiling and, above all, a show of gold leaf, seven tons, cover carefully inside, causing great admiration among the visitors.

Its spiral columns, the various symbols carved in volcanic stone, the Moorish influences visible in the decoration of the ceiling and, above all, a show of gold leaf, seven tons, cover carefully inside, causing great admiration among the visitors. Following the walk, move into the Plaza de San Francisco and its legendary church, the oldest of Quito. The Church of San Francisco is a truly imposing temple, with a symmetrical facade, white walls on which stand two twin towers and a beautiful carved stone gate. It is a church where the presence of mestizo humble, rustic wood planks and the music of a legendary body create an environment of spiritual warmth.

The historic center of Quito is one of the best activities that can develop during his visit to Ecuador.

Modern Quito

Quito's not just churches, convents and museums, but also modern shopping malls, glitzy bars, entertainment centers and restaurants of the most varied national and international cuisine, complementing the large collection also coexist leading hotel chains in the world.

The modern Quito starts in parks and La Alameda El Ejido and extends until the start of the road leading to the City Center of the World. The northern part of Ecuador's capital is a cosmopolitan setting with a variety of attractions to make your visit complete.

La Mariscal, known as "gringolandia" is a modern part of Quito, is located to the north of the city center and is where most foreigners converge all the facilities it offers, here we find a concentration of banks, hotels, restaurants, bars, discos, cafes, galleries, among others.

At the heart of modern Quito that are 'two lungs' for healthy recreation: parks and the Greater La Carolina. They bring together the capital city for walking, running, keeping pets, flying kites, making all kinds of exercises. And these are two lungs can add a space with all the bid for the national and international tourism.

The Valleys of Quito

Due to population growth of the city in recent decades and the large urban growth that has taken the city, the population has been spreading into the surrounding valleys east of the city, the same as part of the Metropolitan District of Quito. North of the city are the valleys of Calderon and the Middle of the World. Northeast are the valleys and Tumbaco Cumbayá, while the southeast, lies the valley of the Chillos, comprising the towns of San Rafael, Conocoto, Sangoloquí, El Tingo, among others.

In the valleys of Quito you had settled with a pleasant climate and recreation centers, you can also enjoy a wide variety of fruits in the region.

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