Riobamba Ecuador

Riobamba is the capital of the province of Chimborazo, located at the Chambo River Valley in the Cordillera de los Andes. Is known as the Sultana de Los Andes and is surrounded by high and beautiful mountain ranges that form a natural frame, resulting in an infinite range of landscapes, large and small enclosed valleys. Among the most important is the snow-capped Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador at an altitude of 6310 meters over sea level.

Data of interest

  • Region: Sierra
  • Province:Chimborazo
  • Latitude:1º 39’ 58’’ S
  • Length:78º 39’ 33’’ O
  • Climate:14º C a 23º C
  • Population:201.030 (estimate 2008)
  • Foundation:August 14, 1534
  • Mayor:Angel Ignacio Yanez Cabrera
  • Zip code:EC060150
  • Area code:593 3
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Predominant language:Spanish
  • Airport:-
  • Distance from Guayaquil:232 km. aprox.
  • Distance from Quito:183 km. aprox.



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Information of the city of Riobamba

Riobamba is undoubtedly the most beautiful city and magnificent landscapes of Ecuador, surrounded and protected by six snowy as the Chimborazo, Carihuairazo, Tungurahua, El Altar, and Cubillin Quilimas is said that they look after and protect the city and also serve attractive for domestic and foreign tourists.

The City of Riobamba was founded on August 14, 1534 by Diego de Almagro. It was constructed in a symmetrically on a plateau. The main town was inhabited by the Nation Puruhá before the Spanish arrived. During the colonial period was one of the largest and most beautiful cities in Latin America, had many buildings, churches with much splendor and cultural reputation. Riobamba was destroyed by an earthquake on February 4, 1797 and rebuilt in its present location in 1799.

Riobamba has many tourist attractions where you notice and admire several volcanoes of perpetual snow. Also is adorned with parks, plazas and colonial architectural style buildings, including buildings for their beauty and design have become part of the heritage of the city. These public and private buildings speak of the golden age of Riobamba and a group of foreign architects who left their talent captured for posterity.

Undoubtedly one of the main attractions of the city of Riobamba is the train ride, starting its journey in the train station, past and gaps Cajabamba Colta and the small town of Guamote. Upload a picturesque village in the mountains, called Alausí. Then comes the most exciting part of the journey, and one of the most spectacular train trips around the world, called "Devil's Nose." The upside down train and after 30 minutes returned to Alausí. The railway station is currently under reconstruction, and certainly an important part of our history.

From Riobamba can make different excursions: visit the Sangay National Park, Guano buy carpets or visit the gaps are in the province. Also in the city of Riobamba on Wednesdays and Saturdays there are markets that are characterized by a variety of products and crafts.

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