Videos tagged with "churches"
Ecuador 2 [01:47]
This is just a short sampling of some of the musical performances we experienced on our Compassion Trip to Ecuador. The Partner Churches were so excited to have us there. What beautiful music and people.
Tags: Ecuador, Compassion Canada, Partner Churches, South American music
Climbing to the top of Basilica Voto del National, Quito, Ecuador [04:04]
Quito is full of old churches, including the Basillica Voto del National. We followed a maze-like path through narrow stairways, a rickety wood bridge and several steep ladders to the top of the center tower.
Tags: Basilica, Voto, del, National, Quito, Ecuador, Family, travel, semana, santa, procession, church, tower, climb, cathedral
"LAS IGLESIAS DE QUITO" Travelingg's photos around QUITO, Ecuador [00:52]
A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to QUITO, Ecuador by TravelPod blogger Travelingg titled "LAS IGLESIAS DE QUITO" Travelingg's travel blog entry: "Under gray, cloudy skies, took a self-guided tour today of Quito's colonial churches. One of the city's oldest, Monastery of San Francisco, was erected in 1534; but it tool 70 years to finish. The main chapel is under going extensive renovation both inside and out. Yet, the adjoining museum houses many of the church's exquisite colonial art. It was a wide selection of beautiful paintings, sculptures, and furniture My personal favorite were the somberly painted wooden sculptures of bloody Jesuses. La Compania de Jesus was started in 1605, but this structure took some 163 years to complete! The interior of this church is truly stupendous. Supposedly 7 tons of gold were used to gild the walls, ceilings, and altars. Considered the most beautiful church in Ecuador, the interior is absolutely awe-inspiring....(Darren, keep your eyes peeled for the postcard of this church). The Monastery of Santa Catalina is a fully functioning convent and monastery, but I never got a chance to enter since the individual running the ticket counter was probably somewhere on a union break. Meanwhile, across the hall was a little store where the public could purchase products--lotions, shampoos, elixirs, and more--manufactured by the 20 or so nuns living at the church. However, all business transactions are handled through a little ...
Tags: iglesias de quito, iglesias quito, iglesias en quito, iglesias de ecuador, iglesias, quito, ecuador, trip, slideshow, tripwow, tripadvisor, photography, vacation, photos
"The Most Beautiful City in Ecuador" Ladyandtramp's photos around Cuenca, Ecuador [01:05]
A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Cuenca, Ecuador by TravelPod blogger Ladyandtramp titled ""The Most Beautiful City in Ecuador"" Ladyandtramp's travel blog entry: "In two more weeks, we will be home. This is the time that working on a blog becomes a bit of a chore. Finding the time and an internet cafe in new places can be a bit of a challenge ... but we want to tell you a bit about Cuenca and our plans for the next two weeks. A week ago we flew 1000 km from the Galapagos to the mainland city of Guayaquil. We made the choice to fly on to Cuenca rather than take a bus and we are glad that we did this. When flying over Guayaquil, we noticed that it was flooded following a big rainstorm - roads underwater and houses with water right up to the walls. Later we heard that there had been several landslides on the highway connecting Guayaquil to Cuenca and the road was a mess. The bus ride would have been awful and it only took us 1/2 hour by plane. Cuenca is a lovely colonial city which has been named the most beautiful city in Ecuador. It is in the southern sierra, about 440 km (275 m) south of Quito and is Ecuador´s 3rd largest city with a population of around 400000 people. It is a UNESCO Heritage Site, which is a place of either cultural or physical significance. Cuenca was chosen because of its historical buildings with cobblestone streets, lots of beautiful churches and lovely old mansions. Before the Spanish arrived in 1534, it was the 2nd largest city ...
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Gringo In Quito [04:26]
Our tour of Old Quito in Ecuador. Quito old town is very beautiful and quite European in feel -- lots if big plazas, beautiful churches, narrow cobbled streets surrounded by pastel coloured buildings. We started out at Alex's Aunts home, took a bus to old Quito, toured independence plaza, some of the older churches.
Tags: Quito Ecuador, old, travel, Latin, south america, churches, independence, gringo, Spanish, historic, history, places of interest