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  • Travel

    Key Facts

    Location Ecuador is situated in western South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the Equator, between Colombia and Peru. Land Area Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are slightly smaller than Nevada and stretch out over a total area of 283,560 sq km, of which 276,840 sq km is land and 6,720 sq km is water. Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands have a total coastline of 2,237 km. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Culture

    Religion

    Ecuador supports religious freedom, enabling all to worship and attend any religious institutes that they choose to support. People in Ecuador are primarily Roman Catholic, a religion that was introduced into the country when the Spanish took over. About 94% of the Ecuadorian population can be considered Roman Catholic, although many also belong to other churches like the Evangelists and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sights

    Plaza De San Francisco

    In the city of Quito you will find the cobbled Plaza de San Francisco - one of the oldest and most beautiful sights there are in the city. Behind it towers the striking white Monastery of San Francisco. For a long time the Plaza was a location where many native people would come to engage in trade. Today you can take a seat at one of the cafés located here and watch the many tourists and ...

  • 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 ...