S1-47 García Moreno and Rocafuerte, Old Town, Quito, Ecuador seniors and students over 12 years $ 1 children under 12 and people with disabilities do not pay.
Visit the City Museum is like taking a trip through time, is an adventure worthy of performing. El viaje comienza 11 siglos atrás, cuando nativos que vestían pieles, vagaban nómadas por los valles aledaños. The journey begins 11 centuries ago, when native who wore furs, nomads roamed the surrounding valleys. Vivían de la recolección y la caza. They lived by hunting and gathering.
Garcia Moreno y Sucre, Quito; Phone: (02) 258-4175
COMPANY OF JESUS, CHURCH AND MUSEUM
The construction of the church of the Compania This is one of the exemplary Baroque monuments based delicately by the hands of the Colonial Artisans of “Escuela Quiteña”.
The church and convent San Ignacio de Loyola of the Society of Jesus of Quito, also known simply as the Company began the early seventeenth century, but was only completed in 1765.es a Catholic clerical complex.
Cuenca N1-41, Quito, Phone (02) 228-0940
PRE-COLUMBIAN ART MUSEUM "HOUSE OF PRAISE"
The House of Praise - Pre-Columbian Art Museum, brings together some of the most representative pieces of pre-Columbian art of the current Ecuador, offering some interpretations of its artistic, anthropological meaning and providing a meaningful experience to every visitor.
The Praised custody around 5,000 archaeological pieces of which 500 make up the permanent exhibition. Located in a heritage building from the seventeenth century on Basin Street, close to the Plaza de San Francisco in the historic center of Quito. The museum is organized thematically rather than chronologically or geographically allowing visitors to generate their own visual and cultural connections on parts and reflect on the excellence achieved by its creators in the art, the handling of materials, in addition to high which demonstrated aesthetic sense
Calle Mariano Calvache E18-94 y Lorenzo Chávez, esq. (Bellavista); Telephone: (02) 244-8492 Schedule: From Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 a 17:00 Closed Mondays and holidays Price: Turists $3 USD Nationals $1.50
THE CHAPEL OF MAN
The Chapel of Man is an art museum, built in Quito, Ecuador initiated by the Ecuadorian painter Oswaldo Guayasamin in tribute to the human being.
The project was conceived in 1985 by the Colombian Architect Luis Felipe Suarez Williams, but the building only began in 1995 and ended in 2002, after the artist's death. The iconic building opened on November 29, 2002, it is part of Guayasamin Foundation, and is adjacent to the "Museo Casa-Taller Guayasamín" the residence where the Master lived his last years, and in the north is projected another building where they work museums with archaeological collections of art, Colonial and Contemporary everything assembled with parts and works donated by Oswaldo Guayasamin.
It was declared by UNESCO as a "priority project for culture" and by the National Government as "cultural heritage of the Ecuadorian state."
This museum is dedicated to all the people of Latin America as an "appeal" (a word used by the Guayasamín himself) your unit from Mexico to Patagonia. In his interiorse is "Eternal Flame" by Human Rights and Peace.
Address: 477 Cuenca and Sucre Phone: (02) 2952911 Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00 to 17:30 Sunday from 9:00 to 13:00 Price: Adults, Seniors and Students $ 2.00, children under 12 $ 1.00
SAN FRANCISCO CHURCH AND CONVENT AND MUSEUM FRAY PEDRO GOCIAL
The architectural ensemble of the Convent of San Francisco de Quito is one of the monuments of artistic culture and value of Hispanic America, for ITS stunning architecture and dazzling beauty enraptured by ITS charm That quiteña artistic soul.
The harmony of Its forms, the subtlety of His movements, confirmed in an extraordinary way ITS Hispanic character; ITS for synchronicity With the universe, by ITS syncretism With the Andean world and Its inalienable indigenous ancestry, Their mongrel baroque reconfirms identity.
Within esta framework artistic legacy Operates the Museum of Religious Art "Fray Pedro Gocial of" which exhibits one of the most beautiful and complete collections of Art of the XVI XVII and XVIII centuries, with paintings and sculptures That speak of the genius, talent and Catholic faith of the people of this city.
Adress: Venezuela N3-117 y Espejo Telephone: (02) 2570371 Schedule: From Monday to Friday 09:30 to 16:00; Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00 Closed Sunday and holidays Price: Turists $1.50 USD, US$ 1.00 childs under 12 years old free.
THE METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL OF QUITO
It is an orthodox style building, which serves as the seat of the Archbishop. The Cathedral was built between 1562 and 1567 and is considered the oldest cathedral in South America. Its walls and domes have witnessed all important events in the capital. A resting place for rulers and a place of devotion to the heroes of Independence, the Cathedral is full of secret stories. The engraved plaques that line the outer walls, parents honor of Independence. The remains of the most famous figure of the Independence of the city, Antonio Jose de Sucre, rest in a small chapel inside the cathedral. A small altar has a plaque that marks the spot where President Gabriel Garcia Moreno died on August 6, 1875. 'The descent of Christ of the Cross', a masterpiece of Caspicara, dominates the main altar, while painting a virgin Manuel de Samaniego occupies the foreground and is surrounded by a wall of Bernardo Rodriguez. The Cathedral is an intriguing fusion of forms: Gothic arches lead to a Moorish ceiling, while the neoclassical choir is adorned by an episcopal chair, surrounded by colonial sculptures Caspicara. And the three ships are clearly baroque. Among this mix of styles, one also finds a story of life in the priesthood in the seventeenth century, choral books, silver objects that were left by parishioners and the robes worn by priests.
Address: Carchi and Venezuela Phone: (02) 2289428 Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17: 000 Saturdays from 6:00 to 18:30 Price: $ 2.00
BASÍLICA DEL VOTO NACIONAL
Also called the Consecration of Jesus or Basilica of St. John, it is a neo-Gothic religious building. By its dimensions and style is considered as the greatest neo-Gothic temple of America.
It is one of the largest and most recent churches in Ecuador, it consists of 24 chapels, 22 of them represent the number of provinces.
The ground keeps the crypts where the remains of several former presidents of the Republic.
The building reaches a height of 100 meters. Precisely at the top a beautiful gazebo that serves also a cafeteria was built. It stands out because its carvings represent the flora and fauna.
Address: Jorge Washington, entre Reina Victoria y Juan León Mera Schedule: From Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 19:00 Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00
It is a colorful and fun place to shop with about 100 booths where you can buy a wide variety of crafts.
Address: Chile y Venezuela
PLAZA GRANDE AND PRESIDENTIAL PALACE
Plaza de la Independencia, locally known as Plaza Grande, is the heart of the historic center. This beautifully arranged square is surrounded by La Catedral Metropolitana, Carondelet Palace comprising the Presidential Residence, Archbishop’s Palace and the City Hall.
Every week it’s a big highlight and a few people, locals and tourists likewise, join the change of the guards. Musicians of the parliament in their beautiful colorful uniforms perform the Ecuadorian anthem, horsemen trot through the crowd and the whole ceremony finishes with the fly of the ensign. The whole spectacle is for free but you should get there around 10am to find a good spot.
Address: Downtown of Quito Other information: (Don’t walk up! The way up is not safe!)
EL PANECILLO, VIRGEN DEL PANECILLO
El Panecillo means “small bread” and it’s the name of the 200 meters high hill that marks the division between south and downtown Quito. From everywhere in the Old Town you can see the hill with its aluminum monument of the Virgin Maria and get to the top of El Panecillo. From there you have an amazing 360° view of Quito and the whole valley. You will be impressed how far the city stretches… until the horizon and even further. The Statue of the Virgin Maria consists of 7,000 pieces and represents a replica of the winged Virgin Maria that you can see at San Francisco Church.
Address: Manuel Córdova Galarza, Quito Phone: (02) 239-4803 Opening hours: 09:00 a 18:00 Entrance fee: $ 2 for adults and $ 1 for children, senior and disabled.
MIDDLE OF THE WORLD MONUMENT
Middle Earth is the place where the equator is located and where the northern and southern hemisphere meet. This is the location of the historical equator line that was measured in 1736 by a French scientist. In the middle of the compound is a 30 meters high monument with a globe on top. You can get up to the top and have a view of the surroundings. Before and behind the monument you see a yellow line on the ground that indicates the location of the equator. It’s a perfect spot for taking cool pictures… jump from one hemisphere to the other or stand with one foot on each side of the line. Also motives where people seem to hold the globe in their hands is a very popular picture.
Address: Av. The Gasca and West Phone: 2222 996 /2222 997 Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00, weekends from 09:00 to 20:00. Entrance fee: The cost for Express line and for foreigners is $ 7.50 More information: Remember, if you uploa
CABLE CAR AND HIKE TO VOLCANO PICHINCHA
This popular tourist attraction, providing a breathtaking view of the Quito itself as well as the massive peaks of the Andean Highlands. Opened in 2005 using technology from France, the Teleférico is one of the world's highest cable car rides, ascending from 10,226 feet to 12,943 feet up Volcán Pichincha. The wasteland of the Pichincha volcano, at the top of Cruz Loma, offers a spectacular view of the entire city of Quito. If the weather favors you can see some major elevations of the mountain range of the Andes such as Cayambe, Antisana, Cotopaxi, Pasochoa, Rumiñahui and the list goes on. Besides the beautiful view offered this place is the Andean landscape, cold wasteland with its almost straight and flat to the top of Pichincha Rucu way, the most visible elevation of Pichincha volcano from Quito.
Address: Av. 12 de Octubre and Roca, Cultural Center building, 2nd floor Catholic University Phone: 2991681 2991700 ext 2246 Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 to 16:30 Free admission
Weilbauer Museum shows pieces of Valdivia, Chorrera, Machalilla and Cotocollao cultures. It presents a gallery of 9,000 years of history in one day and samples of colonial art. In the middle of the last century, Eugene and Hilde Weilbauer husbands conducted archaeological studies in the Ecuadorian Sierra. Product of this, the couple made a good supply of parts, which was donated in 1967 to the Catholic University of Quito. The material was in charge of the Jesuit Father Pedro Porras, also an archaeologist. He took care to preserve and promote the cultures collected on those from the pieces. In addition, Father Porras increased the reserve with several pieces from his private collection. For the priest worked in the recovery of archaeological material in the area of Cotocollao.