Colonial Tour and Middle of the World (Equator)
Private transportation from the hotel to downtown.
Tour start with a visit to the Sucre Theater, soon we have the "Independence Square" where are located the principal buildings of the city like Government Palace , the Cathedral of Quito, the Archbishop Palace and the City Hall that form a Roman grid, of the traditional Spanish style.
We´ll be able to see the beautiful churches like "La Compania"(1605), "The Sacrarium Church" admiring its fascinating altars. And the Church and Monastery of San Francisco (1535), the first one built in Quito, will find exceptional paintings, linens and sculptures from the XVI and XVII century.
The route ends with exceptional scenic overlook "Panecillo Hill", that it is a natural formation from where is possible to be observed the contrast between the old city and modern Quito, next to the beautiful "Virgin of Quito".
After visiting the Colonial center of Quito in the City tour program, we will take toward the north route. "The Middle of the World" is located 30 minutes north from Quito, it´s a small replica of a Colonial style city. Here we can find the monument of the same name that symbolizes latitude zero; it indicates the exact point by where it crosses the Equatorial line.
Mitad del Mundo
In the Monument it is possible to visit the Ethnographic Museum, in which
they are represented the main ethnic groups of the country and biodiversity,
also there is the astronomy museum, Quito Colonial miniature, and handicrafts
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