Sights in Quito

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casa de la Cultura

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Architecture Museum

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Scale models and pictures of representative constructions of the architectural develpment of the city. Free entrance.

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address:Junín and Jiménez, San Marcos
openingHours:4

Craftsmanshifts Museum

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Exposition Center of craftmanshifts of the Work and Human Resources Ministery. For further information call 593-2-503873. Free admission.

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address:12 de Octubre Ave. No. 1738 and Madrid.
openinghours:9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday .

Arts Americas

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The biggest virtual gallery of latinamerican art in Ecuador. Phone +593-2-460758 for more information or visit www.arts-americas.com.

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address:Shyris Ave. 760 and República de El Salvador Ave.. Building Tapia.
openinghours:Monday to Saturday

Old Town

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Quito’s Old Town is a wonder—blocks and blocks of colonial architecture some of it dating to the mid 1500s when the Spanish founded the city. Most of the sights are there.

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El Sagrario

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El Sagrario dates back to the mid 1600s

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El Panecillo

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EL Panecillo is the hill directly south of Old Town that’s crowned by the large Virgin of Quito statue.

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Cathedral Metropolitana

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The Cathedral houses the grave of Antonio Jose de Sucre

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Mariscal Sucre neighborhood

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Mariscal Sucre is a neighborhood in northern Quito. It belongs to the La Floresta parish. This is where most visitors base themselves. It’s home to a large selection of hotels, restaurants, bars, money-exchange houses and upscale souvenir shops.

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Monastery of San Francisco

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The Monastery of San Francisco is thought to be Quito’s oldest church—construction began shortly after the city was founded in 1534.

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Casa de la Cultura

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casa de la Cultura
casa de la Cultura
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Casa de la Cultura contains the Banco Central archaeological museum an attached art museum a vast musical-instrument museum an indigenous-clothing museum and a modern-art museum.

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Museo de Arte Colonial

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The colonial art museum is located on the corner of Mejía and Cuenca. An interesting show of colonial art of Quito. Open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00 and Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00.

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Monastery of San Agustin

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The monastery goes back to the 1600s.

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Church of La Compania de Jesus

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One of the most beautiful interiors in the Americas.

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Museo Municipal Alberto Mena Caamaño

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Museo Municipal has a good collection of colonial and modern art.

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openingHours:Tue-Fri 08:00-16:45, Sat 09:00-14:00
url:www.quito.gov.ec
address:Pasaje Espejo 1147

Military Museum "Colegio Militar Eloy Alfaro".

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Old Military school building in front of the Marriot Hotel. You can see a variety of uniforms, documents, and army weapons of Ecuador.

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address:Avenida Orellana y Avenida Amazonas
tel:+593 2 2 54 76 14
openingHours:Mon-Fri 09:00-13:00, Sat-Sun 09:00-14:00
url:www.comil.edu.ec

La Ronda street

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Be sure to spend time on cobblestone La Ronda Street the oldest in town.

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address:La Ronda

Museum of San Francisco

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Museum of San Francisco where you’ll be escorted past a lot of bloody religious art before you’re admitted to the elevated choir at the rear of the church.

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Natural Sciences Museum

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Embalmed animal collection of the ecuadorian fauna, skeletons and pictures. The museum has the most complete collection of birds of Ecuador.

The labelling is in Spanish but nevertheless the museum is worth a visit for those interested in Natural History.

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address:Shirys Avenue (centre of the Carolina Park)

La Casa de Sucre

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La Casa de Sucre the beautifully restored home of the man who helped liberate Ecuador from Spanish rule.

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