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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 - ...

  • 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

    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 ...

  • Travel

    Flag

    Ecuador's flag consists of three horizontal bands of yellow (top, double width), blue and red with a coat of arms placed over the center of the flag.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    Municipal Museum Guayaquil

    The Municipal Museum of Guayaquil gives visitors an overview of the city's development and history. Visitors will find the Guayaquil Municipal Museum at Calle Sucre near the Hotel Continental and between Chile and Pedro Carbo. You can visit this interesting and historical museum from Tuesday to Saturday between 9am and 4pm in the afternoon. On Sunday the times change slightly and visitors ...