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All of the splendor of Quito is captured
in its churches, convents and palaces built by the Spanish conquerors in
the time of the colony.
||Quito, the capital
of the Ecuador, is located at the south of the Equinoccial
line. It is a beautiful and strange city with an almost spring climate
along all the year.
The urban disposition of Quito has
it origins in the classical order in the time of the Spanish colony: a
central square with constructions in its surrounds. This constructions
are the fundamental institutions like the Palace of the Government,
The Cathedral, The Arzobispal Palace, the Municipality and a series
of narrow streets that worth the city to be declared for the UNESCO "Patrimony
of the humanity".
The city is divided in two sectors.
In the North zone is concentrated the modern Urbe, while to the South the
low and medium constructions.
Other Churches worthy of visiting
is those of San Blas, Santa Clara, the Nativity and Guápulo.
The House of the Culture has several museums with excellent art collections
and maintains some permanent exhibitions; they stand out the Museum
Jacinto Jijón and Caamaño with a very good sample of
ceramic of the time before Columbus , and the Guayasamin Museum in which
paintings of Oswaldo Guayasamin are exhibited.
|The colonial helmet
of Quito assemble the most important architectural and artistic jewels
of the city; the temples and convents are an inexhaustible source of admiration.
Between the greatest are: The Church Jesuit "The Company," the
Convent of San Francisco, the church of the Grace and the Church
of San Agustín.
To the North of Quito is Calderón;
famous well-known population for the crafts of "mazapán". Other
places located in the surroundings are: Sangolqui, Conocoto and Machachi,
offering typical Fairs where products of the Andean zone are shown.
||On the other hand;
in the proximities of Quito there are a series of places with great tourist
attractiveness like The Monument halfway the World , the valley of the
Chillos near the baths of the Tingo and the Grace, the Valley of Tumbaco
, the Bath of thermal Waters of Cununyacu, the populations of Yaruquí,
Pifo, Tumbaco and the valley of Machachi.