4 Hours Culture tour itinerary for Quito: The Architectural Traces Of Quito
A city of contrasts with a Milenar past. This tour will make you discover the Ecuadorian Capital from different angles and perspectives, starting in its Pre-Colombian Past, passing through the World Art History.
This tour will start in the Independence Square. Even though the origin of the current square dates back 1535, not all what we have around here is colonial. The idea is to discover all the different architectural styles of the buildings surrounding the square such as the Presidential Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Plaza Grande Hotel, the Archbishop's Palace and the City Hall.
Then we will get into the current Metropolitan Cultural Center in order to go upstairs until its two terraces with the aim to see some interesting details about the geography and architecture of the historical city.
Guided Tour in Spanish, English, Portuguese or French depending on the group.
Entrance fee for the Society of Jesus Church.
Entrance fee to San Francisco Convent Museum.
Pictures not allowed inside the Society of Jesus Church even without flash.
Use sun block because even with a cloudy day, equatorial sun is stronger.
Be prepare for Quito's weather. It is very variable.
Did you know that the Arabs conquered the Iberian Peninsula in 711 AD and stayed there until the Christian re-conquest led by the Catholic Kings of Spain in 1492?
Do you know what the Andean Philosophy means?
What are the real principles of Islam for Muslims?
What are the similarities between Arabian and Andean philosophy?
If Quito was conquered by the Incas as the official history says, where are the Inca traces?
All of these questions and much more are going to open a very interesting dialog about the history of Quito and its monuments.
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