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Visit the archaeology exhibit of the Ecuadorian National Museum, displaying one of the richest selections of  pre-Hispanic Ecuadorian civilizations’ evidence, dated from thirteen thousand years ago…the very origin of modern Ecuadorian cultural richness and ethnic diversity. A “must do” to understand Ecuador from its roots.

Continue to the historical district of Quito, the very first city in the world to be declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1978, offers to its visitors, magnificent squares, churches and plazas. Admire the exceptional charisma of the Main Square or Plaza Grande and its’ surrounding Palaces: Presidential, Municipal and Archbishop’s. The Cathedral and its richness, the imposing church of la Compañia de Jesús and its finest baroque architecture and the character of the ancient monastery of San Francisco will be the highlights of this visit. Time for a quick lunch before continuing with the visit of the astonishing archaeological collection of the Casa del Alabado Museum. Admire the Santo Domingo Convents’ Square and the bohemian street of La Ronda. Our tour then takes you to Panecillo Hill an ideal location for a panoramic view of this historic capital. Book now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(this photo belongs to Reim Ketelaars)

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