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  • About Ecuador

    Official Holidays

    Below you will find a list of all official, public and national holidays for Ecuador.

  • Travel

    About Ecuador

    About EcuadorEcuador is situated along the north west coast of South America, and it borders the countries of Peru and Columbia. Ecuador’s capital is Quito which is less than 15 miles from the equator. The Galapagos Islands are considered a province of Ecuador. The islands are located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 600 miles off the Ecuadorian coast. Ecuador is divided into 24 ...

  • Regions

    Sierra (Andes)

    When looking down on the area from a bird's eye view, the Ecuadorian Andes jump out of the surrounding blanket with a collage of colors. It is as if nature has created its own embroidery. But a closer look will soon make you realize that this beautiful panorama is not only an expression of nature, but also a product of people's labor.

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Quito

    The beautiful city of Quito, Ecuador is nestled in a valley at the base of the Pichincha Volcano. Its exquisite natural surroundings are virtually unparalleled and they provide the perfect background to this picturesque city. Quito is more than just the capital of Ecuador; it is a place of adventure. You will find quite a few ecotours in Quito.

  • Culture

    History

    The coastal section and the high Andean basins situated in modern day Ecuador, were populated by Indian tribes when the first Europeans reached the area's Pacific coast in 1526. The Incan Empire extended over the highland area to an area near to Quito. The first Spanish settlement in Ecuador was established in 1534 at Quito on the site of an important Incan town of the same name. Another ...

  • Events

    CarnivalCarnival in Ecuador is celebrated in February or March each year and ends on Ash Wednesday. Ecuador has a very unique way of celebrating their carnival: they celebrate it by throwing water balloons, bags filled with flour, water weapons and anything that may make others look messy. Most people don't seem to like it but the children and teenagers love it. These water weapons and ...

  • Museums

    Aurelio Espinosa Polit

    The Aurelio Espinosa Polit Museum and Library was founded on 1 April 1929 and initially only featured the Library. It was initially known as the Ecuadorian Library and was established by Aurelio Espinosa Polit, a well known Jesuit priest. Aurelio Espinosa Polit was born on 11 July 1894 in the city of Quito in Ecuador. He furthered his studies in Barcelona, Granada and in Cambridge after he ...

  • Museums

    Astronomic Observatory

    The Astronomic Observatory Museum is located in Alameda Park in Quito. Alameda Park is rich in heritage and was established on 8 March 1596, making it the oldest park in Quito today. The park is approximately six hectares in size and was previously known to the Indians as ‘Chuquihuada’. The park is a very popular place of calm and relaxation and is a favorite location for a family ...

  • Museums

    Fundacion Guayasamin

    The Fundación Guayasamín Museum is located in Quito, Ecuador. This art museum is home to a large selection of intriguing artworks by Oswaldo Guayasamín. It also houses Guayasamín's private collection of art. Guayasamín is considered one of the greatest artists in Ecuador and his works are truly insightful. The Fundación Guayasamín Museum is situated on a hill overlooking the surrounding ...

  • Museums

    Eloy Alfaro Military

    The Eloy Alfaro Military School Museum in Ecuador is named for past president Eloy Alfaro Delgado who is well known for his revolutionary regime. This fine museum documents the history of Ecuador's military. For a fascinating morning or afternoon, head off to the Eloy Alfaro Military School Museum.