San Francisco Church
its a must, they also have a museum, everything is walking distance of Plaza Grande.
This place has a folk tale of its own! This is the legend: a man, Cantuna, made a pact with the Devil to finish the building atriums. The deal included the Devil taking his soul upon the completion of the building. When the bells sounded signaling it was time for the devil to get his payment…
Stunning church on the Plaza De San Francisco. We recommend doing the tours to hear the stories about the building of the church and the "missing brick" which is a classic legend told to all children in Quito.
“The Convent Museum of San Diego is located next to the oldest cemetery San Diego of Quito, in the Historical Center of the city. The Order of the Franciscans built in 1599 this church to provide their religious with a place of retreat. In the corridors they keep precious canvases with allegories to the passion of Christ, assumption of Mary that date from the seventeenth century, which were covered with lime for years and are now being restored. -Wikipedia- This convent has a popular legend about "Padre Almeida" and his nightly escapades for drinking and partying with friends. Luckily for him that stopped due to an extraordinary event that happened in his last night outside the convent...”
“This church may be one of the most visited in Quito. Crowds are drawn to the interior, which is completely adorned in gold leaf. ”
“This historic hotel’s terrace provides front-row seats to Plaza San Francisco. ”
Point of Interest
“Loma de las Antenas, on the skirts of the volcano Pichincha. This volacano presents several summits. Rucu Pichincha, Cruz Loma, Guagua Pichincha. This mountain is a historical place. On the slopes of the volcano took place on May 24, 1822, the bloody battle of Pichincha that secured the independence of the territory that today is Ecuador. The independence army commanded by Mariscal Antonio Jose de Sucre confronted and defeated the Spanish army. - Wikipedia- You can reach this Loma driving or by taxi cab and then hiking or biking along the road. Stunning views!”
Point of Interest
“The Quito Astronomical Observatory is one of the oldest observatories in South America and was founded in 1873. It is the National Observatory of Ecuador and is located 12 minutes south of the Equator in the Historic Center of Quito in La Alameda park and gives each visitor a vivid history of the various scienti”