Rest on vacation - Quito

Cidade do país - Equador

Temperatura média a noite: +20 +29°C

Temperatura média a dia: +25 +37°C

Classificação da cidade:

Custo de descanso:300 - 4000


Useful information for tourists about Quito in Ecuador - geographical location, tourist infrastructure, map, architectural features and attractions.
Quito is the capital, as well as the political, economic and cultural center of Ecuador. The city is located in the northwestern part of South America, in the intermountain basin of the Andes, on the southern slope of the Pichincha volcano, at an altitude of 2818 m above sea level.

On the site of the destroyed Indian settlement in 1534, the city of Quito was founded by the conquistador S. de Belalkasar. The city was intensively built up and already in the 16th century became a famous cultural center. In the colonial period, Quito until the XVIII century was part of the vice-kingdom of Peru, from 1721 - the vice-kingdom of New Granada. In 1822, General Sucre defeated the Spaniards and liberated the city from Spanish rule. In 1830, after the independence of Ecuador, Quito became the capital of the Republic of Ecuador.

In 1978, the historical center of Quito became one of the first objects inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Quito is divided into three parts by huge hills: in the central part there is a colonial old city with museums and architectural monuments; the southern part of the city centers working-class housing and industrial enterprises; the northern part - Modern Quito - is replete with financial centers, department stores, bank buildings and expensive housing.

Many cultural and historical monuments have been preserved in the colonial part of the city, including the 17th century cathedral, monasteries richly decorated with carvings and sculptures by ancient masters, as well as several notable secular buildings of the colonial period. The churches of San Francisco, San Agustin, La Campagna and Santo Domingo store huge collections of old statues and paintings. The Church of San Francisco is the largest colonial structure built by the Spaniards in South America.

There are a number of museums in the capital: Arts and History, National, Ethnographic, Archaeological Museum and Art Gallery. Museums exhibit archaeological finds from the pre-Columbian, colonial era, as well as contemporary art. One of the most valuable exhibits of the Museum of Indian Civilization is the image of a pagan deity of the Sun of a square shape, endowed with the features of a human face and emitting in different directions not direct, but zigzag rays like lightning.

The Museum of Colonial Art, founded in 1926, contains works of the 16th – 19th centuries. The Museum of Musical Instruments presents instruments of the pre-Indo and colonial eras, as well as European ones.скачать dle 11.0фильмы бесплатно

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