This park is situated near the northeastern edge of the old quarter. The decision to create the park was made on March 8, ... More
Parque La Alameda
This park is situated near the northeastern edge of the old quarter. The decision to create the park was made on March 8, 1596, by the town council, under the initiative of the mayor Sotomayor. It has an extension of 6,3 hectares. The first monuments were installed in its interior between 1785 and 1790. The construction of the Astronomical Observatory did not start until 1873. Today it is an important place of relaxation and recreation for all Quiteños. It has toilet facilities, a lagoon, and on one side, a kind of lookout known as El Churo.
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 ...
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 ...
La Plaza de la Independencia is located at the heart of the historic quarter of the city. It was from
this around this square that the city was planned in 1535. Facing the square are the Palacio de Gobierno, ...