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  • Sierra (Andes)

    Riobamba

    Nestled in the Chambo River Valley near the Chimborazo Volcano in Ecuador is the city of Riobamba. This bustling little city is the center of trade for the surrounding cattle-ranches. The roads to and from Riobamba see a lot of traffic from the various farmers and traders who transport their stock to the city in order to sell them, so they are well developed. In fact, on the way to Riobamba ...

  • Sights

    Ingapirca Site

    Cañar is located in the southern region of Ecuador and is the location of one the most important historical attractions in Ecuador. Situated just two hours outside of Cañar is the Ingapirca Archeological Site, or as it is also known, the Ingapirca Ruins. The importance of this archeological site is due to its architecture, being constructed from stone that was perfectly shaped by the ...

  • Sights

    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 ...

  • Sights

    Metropolitan Cathedral Quito

    Ecuador's city of Quito is well-known for its impressive architectural heritage. Visitors strolling through the city will discover exquisite squares with massive, brilliantly designed structures carefully decorated both outside and in. Amongst the most fascinating buildings are the elaborately designed churches and cathedrals housing exquisite works of art, carved images and golden altars. ...

  • Sights

    San Augustine Monastery

    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 ...

  • Culture

    Architecture

    Ecuador is an interesting place filled with history and culture. Long before the arrival of the Spanish and even before the rise of the Incan Empire, it was the home of a number of native Indian tribes. The somewhat meager strongholds of these different chiefdoms were easily overthrown by the powerful Incas when the Incan Empire expanded. However, the mighty Incan Empire was weakened by the ...