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.
Ecuador owes its name to the latitude 0º 00’ 00” better known in the world as the Equator, locally known as the Middle of the World, where a monument marks this site in the memory of locals and visitors. Here you can literally jump from the northern to southern hemisphere of the planet.
Quito, the capital city of Ecuador is a complex city that combines the tradition and culture of the historical district and the development of modernity in a metropolis. A city on Latitude 0° that is better known as the Middle of the World.
The first city in the world to be declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1978, Quito offers to its visitors magnificent squares, churches and plazas dating from the XVI century to nowadays. We’ll drive you to the historical district, to admire the exceptional charisma of the Main Square or Plaza Grande and its’ surrounding Palaces: