Pre-Columbian Art Museum House of Praise
El Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado es una institución cultural sin fines de lucro cuyo propósito es la preservación de arte del Ecuador antiguo.
Importante Museo de arte pre colombino y piezas unicas. Important Museum of pre columbian art and artifacts.
Best museum in town. Amazing collection of pre-Columbian art in a beautifully restored colonial house.
“From dance to musical concerts and top-class theatre performances, Teatro Sucre ofers an evening of outstanding cultural entertainment in the City”
“ La Compañía de Jesús is Quito’s most ornate church and a standout among the baroque splendors of the Old Town. Including its Moorish elements, perfect symmetry (right down to the trompe l’oeil staircase at the rear), symbolic elements (bright-red walls are a reminder of Christ’s blood) and its syncretism (Ecuadorian plants and indigenous faces are hidden along the pillars). Construction on this marvelously gilded Jesuit church began in 1605 but wasn't completed for another 160 years; the main altarpiece alone took 20 years (former president Gabriel García Moreno is buried here). The made-in-the-USA organ is circa 1889. Check out the chiaroscuro-style series of paintings called the 16 Prophets by Nicolás Javier de Goríbar and the large canvas Hell and Final Judgement from 1879 – it's still a mystery what happened to the original, painted by Hermano Hernando de la Cruz in 1620. Quiteños proudly call it the most beautiful church in the country, and it’s easy to see why.”
“El parque es hogar de unas 1.470 especies de plantas nativas de la región interandina. Tiene veinte árboles con más de cien años de vida por eso es el espacio público con mayor arbolado patrimonial de la ciudad. / The Park has 1470 nativa plant species of the interandian region. It also has twenty trees with more than a hundred years. ”
“I recommend the store WAVA Market, it is located underneath Palacio Arzobispal in front of the cathedral. It has stylish, diverse and colorful handicrafts, cool designs and boho clothing. ”
“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. Cantuña realize there was a brick missing! Meaning the building was not finished and the devil was not to be payed. This church is considered a jewel of continental architecture. Enjoy and find the missing brick! ”