Located in the heart of the historical center of Quito, right in front of the Palacio del Gobierno, this church was ... More
Iglesia de la Catedral
Located in the heart of the historical center of Quito, right in front of the Palacio del Gobierno, this church was consecrated in 1572. On the 30th of March, 1877, Quito's Archbishop Ignacio Checa y Barba was poisoned here with strychnine, which had been dissolved into his wine. Many people relate the story of the rooster that lives on the dome of this temple, claiming it attacks the drunken people who dare to insult the church in the early mornings on their way home. This is one of the most traditional and important churches in Quito. It is often the venue for the funerals and remembrance services when a famous political or cultural personality dies. The cathedral houses some important items of religious art, and its architecture makes it part of the cultural heritage of the city.
The design, the fantastic stone columns, its inviting and artistically decorated church, inside and outside are just a must see, take photos, and visitors nationals and tourist ought to
Visit the exhibit inside the church, where there are �five flags representing the �once Great Nation of the Great-Colombia.�
Note: Ecuador was left alone and perhaps holding the revival of the idea that �Generals Sim�n Bol�var y S. Mart� dreamed-off, after all, The city of Quito was and is called �Quito Luz de Am�rica.�
The park and the �President�s Palace are perfect settings to visit and take many photos
And enter notes on everyone�s diary and keep pleasant memories, especially y you manage to listen to the local romantic music called �Pasillos� that were frequently the favored music for the �Serenatas Quite�as.�
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Ok guys, here is the deal, I have been backpacking for a while and I have heard some really strange things about my country from my fellow travelers. So I might as well clear up everything so you go and have an awesome time in there!!!!
Most of the places would require a full explanation of Quito and the rest of Ecuador. So I'm going to give some tips on some good and safe travel.
- Ecuador is a beatiful country.
Ecuador has almost all the microenviroments in the world. I dont know if that's the word in english but what it means is that we have Snow, Beach, Rainforest, Cold, Hot, Humid, Dry, Mountains, Jungle, and everything you could want from a country. So plan your trip carefully so you don't catch up a cold or wear a big mountain jacket in the desert warm. By this I mean, for example, Quito, contrary to what most people think is not hot!. In the mornings we can have a really warm day 24 Celcius or something, and in night it can drop to 8 or 6. I cant recall on my short life, that we ever had a -0 degrees temperature. But, if you like nightlife, be sure to bring a jacket.
Guayaquil, on the other side is a really warm and humid place. Galapagos is mostly tropical weather, and the Rain Forest...well, as the name says it rains a lot so bring some rubber boots and some long pants and a rain jacket.
If you visit Quito, this is a place you should take a look at. The Cathedral is wonderful, it has some interior patios that create a beautiful environment for all travelers. Its 100% worth it; if you are in Quito, don't miss the opportunity to visit this gorgeous cathedral.
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