Located inside the Parque La Alameda, this observatory was built between 1873 and 1875. The equatorial telescope, built in ... More
Observatorio Astronómico de Quito
Located inside the Parque La Alameda, this observatory was built between 1873 and 1875. The equatorial telescope, built in Germany and installed in the main tower, was once one of the three most advanced telescopes in the world, along with those in Paris and Rome. The seismograph, installed in the 1920's, is located in the basement and is still working perfectly. The astronomic instruments of the observatory are a great tourist attraction and usually awaken the interest of both locals and tourists.
First introduced to Latin America at the end of the 17th century, bullfighting has come to be the main event
of the festivities commemorating the foundation of Quito. These celebrations, which take place at the end of November, draw ...
This historic building dates back to the 16th Century. From 1565 to 1973, it was the Hospital de la Misericordia
y Caridad, and later became the San Juan de Dios Hospital. Nowadays it houses the Museo de la Ciudad ...
In 1536, the Flemish Franciscan Jodoco Rique, started the construction of Iglesia de San Francisco near the place where the
indigenous people traded their wares. The mudejar ceilings in the choir, the central nave, the major altar, the side ...