Ecuador is a small country but rich in diverse culture, scenic and dense rainforests. Ecuador has been a part of the ancient civilizations of the world, such as the Incas and the Spanish civilization, and it contains in its alleys and streets many of the landmarks indicating the greatness of these civilizations, such as the colonial architecture that characterizes the capital, Quito, many of whose features have been included on the UNESCO World List.
Quito sits on top of the magnificent Andes mountains surrounded by white twin towers and is famous for the colonial architecture that has been beautifully preserved to this day. It is also the largest historical center in South America filled with ancient churches, beautiful public squares and international museums. It is an ideal place for shopping lovers, as it contains many markets rich in amazing crafts and art and luxurious stores that are decorated with charming colors.
The San Francisco Church is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the city and is located in the center of Quito, an old building that sings in a unique architectural style and displays inside it a collection of religious paintings, ancient sculptures, ceramics, textiles and handcrafted furniture.
The opportunity to pass through the magnificent Plaza Grande Square, surrounded by the cathedral, the Presidential Palace and the Bishops’ Palace, is adjacent to it, and La Ronde Street is packed with fine restaurants, cafes, art galleries and entertainment venues.
The World Heritage UNESCO has included La Compania de Jesus Church, which was built in the early seventeenth century on the list of the 100 most important historical heritage buildings in the world, while the Basilica del Futo Nacional Church was built in 1560 and is called the Cathedral of Quito. Adventure lovers can enjoy discovering the stunning rainforests surrounding the city or hiking activities on the Andes peaks.