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  • Sierra (Andes)

    Cuenca

    Cuenca is Ecuador's third largest city and a place with tremendous history. Originally a Cañari settlement, the Inca's conquered the inhabitants and began to occupy the city. These Inca's stuck to tradition and absorbed the astronomical and agricultural achievements of the Cañari into their own culture. Not long afterwards, the Inca's decided to build an impressive city named Pumapungo - ...

  • Museums

    Remigio Crespo Toral

    Ecuador's city of Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was established in the Azuay province back in 1557. The marvelous city boasts stunning natural surroundings as well as rich architectural design and a fascinating history. There are many things to see in do in the city, including sight seeing. Visitors to Cuenca will be suitably impressed by attractions such as the Cathedral of the ...

  • Art Galleries

    Mayors Office

    As you make your way around Ecuador, working your way through both the big cities and small villages, you will find that art is everywhere. It may take the form of paint on canvas or it may serve a more functional purpose - such as the woven design on a straw hat. The people of Ecuador are a colorful people who delight in their handiwork and who generally strive to incorporate the elements ...

  • Art Galleries

    Antiques Josue

    When you visit Ecuador, you may quickly notice the abundance of art that is available for purchase. Sometimes this art may take the form of a handcrafted item – other times it may take the form of paint on canvas or sculpture. Whether you are a traditional art collector or are simply looking for a great find that will help you to remember your trip with fondness, there is plenty to choose ...

  • Sights

    El Sagrario Chapel

    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 ...

  • Sights

    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 ...

  • Regions

    Cities

    Ecuador is a fascinating country filled with natural beauty, an intriguing history, rich cultural heritage and abundant tourist attractions. Bordered by the countries of Peru and Colombia as well as by the Pacific Ocean, the Republic of Ecuador boasts a diverse landscape with much to explore. The Pacific coastline or 'La Costa' runs along the western edge of Ecuador, whilst the highlands or ...

  • Culture

    Proverbs

    Proverbs are statements that either reflect on an action, the future, the past, or are used to interpret a situation. Most of the time no-one knows who wrote the proverb, where it originated or what its intended meaning was; but what we do know is that proverbs are used in every language and in every country around the world. When looking at Ecuadorian Proverbs, many seem to originate from ...