Quito Sights

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Iglesia de la Compañía

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The "company" referred to here is the Society of Jesus, the powerful Jesuit order that profoundly influenced religious life in colonial...

Iglesia de la Merced

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The Church of Mercy's beautiful, light-filled interior contains a brilliant statue of the Virgin of Mercy above the main altar. It was...

Museo Casa de María Augusta Urrutia

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In the colonial section of Quito is the Museum of Maria Augusta Urrutia, which a grieving widow kept exactly as it had been when her...

Museo de Arte Colonial

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The Museum of Colonial Art, housed in a restored 17th-century colonial mansion, includes colonial furniture and 16th- to 18th-century...

Museo de la Ciudad

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Follow the life of the city from indigenous trading post and northern Inca capital to conflict with conquistadors up to the 19th-century.

Museo del Banco Central

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The Central Bank Museum, Quito's most modern museum, features an astonishing collection of pre-Columbian archaeology and Inca artifacts.

Parque El Ejido

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One of Quito's largest parks, El Ejido is popular for its extensive playgrounds and courts for ecuavoli (three-person volleyball).

Parque La Alameda

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The elongated triangle of La Alameda Park lies between the Old and New cities, near the Asamblea Legislativa, a large, modern building...

Plaza de la Independencia

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Locals always refer to the city's main square, shaded by palms and pines, as the Plaza Grande. The white, neoclassical Palacio de Gobierno...


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Quito's flashiest attraction whisks you from the foothills of Volcán Pichincha to its height (4,050 meters, or 13,300 feet) courtesy...