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  • Sierra (Andes)

    Ibarra

    A colonial town with small cobbled streets just 45 miles away from Quito, Ibarra is the capital of the Imbabura province. Ibarra is situated between the Imbabura Volcano and the Tahuando River and has quite a peaceful environment. The weather is generally pleasant, making it the ideal spot for someone looking to 'get away from it all'.

  • Museums

    Aurelio Espinosa Polit

    The Aurelio Espinosa Polit Museum and Library was founded on 1 April 1929 and initially only featured the Library. It was initially known as the Ecuadorian Library and was established by Aurelio Espinosa Polit, a well known Jesuit priest. Aurelio Espinosa Polit was born on 11 July 1894 in the city of Quito in Ecuador. He furthered his studies in Barcelona, Granada and in Cambridge after he ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

    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 ...

  • Museums

    Agua Blanca Museum

    The small community of Agua Blanca is a real treasure. Situated near the fishing town of Puerto Lopez in the Manabí province, the settlement is small and the people here truly treasure each other. They live simple lives yet they are immensely happy and the beauty of the area is only amplified by the tall trees of the surrounding Machalilla National Park. Many people come to Agua Blanca to ...

  • Art Galleries

    Las Conceptas Museum

    What used to be an eighteenth century monastery is today the Las Conceptas Museum, or Museo de Monasterio de las Conceptas. The building has been beautifully conserved and the original building materials - such as the brick floors and the pillars, window frames and doors that are made from a coarse wood - still adorn the structure. According to the records the construction of the Las ...

  • Art Galleries

    Colonial Art Museum

    Quito was established on 6 December 1534 in an area that is surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges, green landscapes, a picturesque valley and forests that are thick and filled with bird song. It is an inspiring location and it is not surprising that the art galleries and art museums reflect the surrounding beauty. Quito is home to many popular attractions in Ecuador as well as the ...

  • Sights

    La Merced Church

    The fine La Merced Church or the Church of Mercy is situated in the historical neighborhood of Quito. Entrance to the church is free. Both the architectural design and the contents of the Church of La Merced are fascinating and sure to impress you.