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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 - ...

  • Sierra (Andes)

    Otavalo

    The small mountain town of Otavalo is perhaps most renowned because of the famous market that has been established here. People from all over the world come to see the striking array of hand crafted goods that are available in this local market every year. What makes the market so special? Well, none of the hand crafted goods available here are commercialized versions of true original ...

  • Culture

    The first thing to realize about Ecuadorian culture is that it is not one single culture. Instead it is a whole range of cultures mingled together, representing every level of this very stratified community. Ecuador's official language is Spanish, but Quichua - an Incan language - is spoken by the Indian population. Besides Spanish, ten native languages are spoken in Ecuador. English ...

  • Culture

    Music

    Ecuador is home to a number of cultures, including the Mestizo culture and a unique blend of Afro-Ecuadorian culture. Afro-Ecuadorians are the descendants of African slaves who worked on the coastal sugar plantations in the sixteenth century. The Afro-Ecuadorians that are present in Ecuador today are famous for their marimba music as well as their many music and dance festivals. Long before ...

  • Culture

    Photos

    Photographs are a great way to get a feel for a country. They help you to visualize what you will be likely to see and enjoy whilst on your travels and they also help you to mentally prepare yourself for what you might experience. Photographs can serve to familiarize you with certain places and even help you to meet people you have never seen face to face! They can serve as a fantastic ...

  • Travel

    Tourism

    Ecuador is a country of spectacular variety and beautiful scenery. From beaches to volcanoes, you can expect to find almost any kind of environment here. This means Ecuador's tourism opportunities are some of the best in the world. It also means that there are a lot of activities to enjoy in this country. Best of all, Ecuador offers the opportunity to enjoy the ruins left behind by the ...

  • Attractions

    Museums

    Museums throughout the world provide people with insight into the history of people, places, events and objects. From art museums and history museums to transport museums and toy museums - there are major attractions wherever you go. Ecuador is certainly no exception in this regard. Scattered around Ecuador are a number of fascinating museums. Museums in Ecuador play a vital role in ...

  • Museums

    Museo De La Ciudad

    Located in the exquisite city of Quito is the Museo de la Ciudad, the city museum. Perfectly complementing the historical hub of Quito in which it is found, the museum has a truly impressive collection with a variety of exhibitions. Exhibits span the time period from the pre-Columbian era right up to today. Ecuador's Museo de la Ciudad explores everyday life in this fascinating city. The ...

  • Museums

    Aboriginal Cultures

    The Aborigines Cultural Museum, also known as the Museum of Aboriginal Cultures, is a fascinating museum located in Cuenca in Ecuador. At this fine museum you will discover the marvelous people who have always inhabited the country's landscape. Ecuador's aborigines or indigenous people are made up of eleven different cultures, namely the Quichaua, Saraguros, Slasacas, Otavalenos, Huaorani, ...

  • Museums

    Lovers Of Sumpa

    The Lovers of Sumpa can be found just a few kilometers southeast of Santa Elena in the peninsula of Sumpa. The remains of the Lovers of Sumpa can be found at the Museum and Cultural Center of the Lovers of Sumpa. However these remains originally came from the archaeological site named Las Vegas. This particular zone is a pre-ceramic settlement that has been successfully excavated to reveal ...