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Quito Sights and Landmarks Guide, Ecuador

Being a capital city Quito happens to be one of the most visited cities in the country of Ecuador. Also, the government of Quito takes keen interest so as to give a better look to this city as it is the hub of all administrative and political activities. The city of Quito has many historical monuments, various museums, different natural tourist hot spots, and various churches that are famous for its architectural designs.

Cathedral Metropolitana happens to be a very famous tourist hot spot due to its architectural design and the reason that it houses the grave of Antonio Jose de Sucre. The architectural design of historical years is worth enjoying for all history lovers.

Arts Americas happens to be one of the largest virtual galleries that contains a huge collection of Latin American art when compared to all other galleries of Ecuador. If you go to the city of Quito and if you are an art lover then you must visit this unique styling of art presentation which has recently become very famous in the country of Ecuador.

Quito’s Old Town happens to be one of the best and the most famous tourist hot spots in this city. This town is famous for the huge number of historical monuments that reflects the beautiful architecture of those years. Many of these monuments are located block by block and hence give this old town an awesome look which is worth enjoying at least once. Most of the monuments date back to 1500 when the Spanish Regime had actually entered the city. The great thing about this town is that many of the monuments created during those days are still standing.

El Panecillo happens to be a hill situated in the proximity of Quito’s Old Town and its value increases by many folds due to the presence of the Statue of Virgin of Quito which is situated right on the peak of this hill. This makes this hill one of the very famous tourist hot spots in the city of Quito due to the historical touch and natural look of this hill.

Many other tourist hot spots in the city of Quito are Monastery of San Francisco, Casa de la Cultura, El Sagrario, Craftsman shifts Museum, and Architecture Museum.

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  • davidsbeenhereMirador Panecillo
    travel tip by davidsbeenhere posted more then 30 days ago
    At the very top of one of the surrounding mountains in Quito you will find a very big statue of the Virgin Mary standing on a dragon with a leash both on top of the world. Its a very cool sight to see up close and even cooler from any...
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