It used to be through this street of the historical center that you could reach the north of Quito. Due to the growth of the ... More
It used to be through this street of the historical center that you could reach the north of Quito. Due to the growth of the city, now this avenue belongs to the center and you have to reach the north going many more blocks in this direction. This street is important because it crosses the whole of the colonial part of town and also because all along its route there are all sorts of different stores and businesses, such as ice-cream parlors, street vendors, banks, bookstores, stationery shops and restaurants. The shoe stores stand out in particular, for their variety. Don't miss a chance to visit this street and do your shopping at reasonable prices.
This small square is situated in the old quarter of Quito, and has a statue of the city's founder. On
December 6, 1534 a date which is currently observed each year, the conquistador Sebastián de Benalcázar called together all ...
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 ...
Located in the heart of the historical quarter of Quito, in what is called Plaza del Teatro or Plaza Chica
(small square), this is a colonial building which has been under reconstruction for several years, due to the extent ...