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    Carondelet Palace

    Quito is a marvelous Ecuadorian city filled with historical treasures, cultural wonders and major architectural feats. From religious to secular structures, visitors to the city are frequently struck by the sheer magnificence of many of its buildings. One such historical building is the Palace Carondelet located on the streets of Chile and Garcia Moreno. Today it still stands proudly as the ...

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    Plaza De San Francisco

    In the city of Quito you will find the cobbled Plaza de San Francisco - one of the oldest and most beautiful sights there are in the city. Behind it towers the striking white Monastery of San Francisco. For a long time the Plaza was a location where many native people would come to engage in trade. Today you can take a seat at one of the cafés located here and watch the many tourists and ...

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    Palacio De Gobierno

    In Quito you will discover the Palacio del Gobierno or, as it is known in English, the Presidential Palace. The actual building was originally built in 1650 in a neoclassical style and it served as the governor's office. In 1920 the Palace burnt down, only to be quickly re-built. The new building was designed by a collaboration of architects, so you may notice that a number of distinctive ...

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    Mitad Del Mundo

    Mitad del Mundo means "The Equator". Even though the equator runs through many cities around the world, Quito has become famous for it. Mitad de Mundo consists of one dominant monument, smaller monuments that lead up to it, a small village that has been constructed around the equator site and a quaint museum. It is a truly fascinating and exciting attraction in Ecuador and is located just ...

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    Santa Elena Site

    The Santa Elena peninsula, which is located near Guayaquil in Ecuador, was originally known as Sumpa. It is home to the Santa Elena Archaeological Site, which is not only a historically interesting site but a wonderful attraction in Ecuador. Research and archaeological digs started in 1964, with more studies being funded in 1977. It was the 1977 excavation that revealed a pre-ceramic site ...

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    Sanctuary Guapulo

    Just outside of the city of Quito on the road from Hotel Quito, you will come to the fascinating historic village known as Guápula. Before meandering down to the village itself, the road offers tourists an exquisite view of the little village. Entering the village you instantly feel Bohemian overtones as you see many artists at work. One of the greatest attractions in the village is the ...

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    Old Cathedral Cuenca

    The Old Cathedral of Cuenca, or El Sagrario, was constructed in the same year that the town of Cuenca was founded: 1557. Its location is on ancient Inca ruins and it was built for the religious followers of Cuenca. The town eventually grew into a city but it has not lost its nostalgia. The cobbled streets, colonial mansions colonially-styled city homes complete with balconies decorated with ...

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    Bahia De Caraquez

    Bahia de Caraquez is one of the more peaceful and ecologically friendly destinations in Ecuador. Looking at the beauty of this coastal resort, it is hard to imagine that it was almost completely destroyed by the earthquakes that it suffered in 1997 and again in 1998. The earthquakes and natural disasters that shook Bahia de Caraquez were a result of the El Niño phenomenon. This eco-city is ...

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    Palacio Arzobispal

    Not every country has an archbishop’s palace – a place of residence for the archbishop. With a strong Spanish cultural and religious influence, Ecuador is home to just such a building. The Palacio Arzobispal in Ecuador is certainly no ordinary building and it stands out against other buildings in Quito. This massive construction was built sometime after Pope Paul III ordered that a Diocese ...

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    Arco Capilla Rosario

    Though it happened a long time ago, Ecuador still bears the marks of Spanish colonization in a very visible way. The Spanish culture has had a strong influence on the people of this diverse country and this includes various elements of the Roman Catholic faith. Everywhere you go, you will not only hear Spanish being spoken on the lips of almost every citizen of the country, but you will also ...