16 Days Tour
Among streets of Colonial heritage, Quito stands out for the conservation of its buildings in the old town, beautiful houses with balconies adorned with flowers, squares and churches that have the legacy of several eras in which they were built, you can see their bases in volcanic stone with imposing walls made of adobe, some of them up to a meter wide, subtly plastered with portals and columns carved in stone, many of them with fine internal details sculpted by Ecuadorian artists who left their mark for posterity. The most representative examples of its religious constructions are the churches:
Basilica del Voto Nacional is an example of architecture, which from afar you can appreciate its Neo-Gothic style of the nineteenth century and as you approach you can distinguish the gargoyles interpreted by animals of the Ecuadorian fauna, inside you will find beautiful details that will dazzle you.
Church of the La Compañia de Jesus is a Catholic clerical complex, with the facade made entirely of volcanic stone, its construction was made in the Baroque style, but with strong Mudejar and Moorish influence, traces of the Moorish rule of its Spanish architects, seen mainly in its internal pillars, also has beautiful details in gold leaf, mainly on the altar, reflecting the sun in faint warm colors.
San Francisco Church is the perfect representation of various architectural styles, built over 150 years since the sixteenth century, speaks of the history of Quito since its inception as a city of Catholic soul and proof of this are in its impressive religious images that house the church and convent that function to this day.
Intiñan Solar Museum, considered the exact point where the line of the Equator passes, this place has the most fun and educational interactive activities in the region, since you will have the opportunity to be located in each of the hemispheres one foot on each side, balance an egg on the head of a nail or see how in each hemisphere the water in a container rotates to different directions and in the equatorial line makes a straight fall, all this surrounded by replicas of huts of ancient peoples and impressive sculptures.
Natural viewpoint Pululahua Volcano, this point offers one of the most impressive and relaxing views of Quito, from here you can observe the only inhabited volcano crater in the world, its green tones contrast perfectly with the brown mountains, while a light breeze invites us to reflect.