- Sierra (Andes)
A colonial town with small cobbled streets just 45 miles away from Quito, Ibarra is the capital of the Imbabura province. Ibarra is situated between the Imbabura Volcano and the Tahuando River and has quite a peaceful environment. The weather is generally pleasant, making it the ideal spot for someone looking to 'get away from it all'.
The third largest city in Ecuador is Cuenca where you will see, among many other things, the El Sagrario Chapel. This city’s full name is Santa Ana de los cuatro ríos de Cuenca. It is capital of the Azuay province and is 2500m above sea level. When you enter into this city you will be transported back in history to a time when streets were made from cobblestone and the buildings were painted ...
The fine La Merced Church or the Church of Mercy is situated in the historical neighborhood of Quito. Entrance to the church is free. Both the architectural design and the contents of the Church of La Merced are fascinating and sure to impress you.
Ecuador is a beautiful country with many different towns and cities to visit, all filled with different sights and attractions to keep you entertained. Take for instance the capital of Ecuador, Quito, which is 3000 meters high and can be found up in the Andes Mountains surrounded by volcanic peaks. The charming city has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site due to its many old and ...