You will visit the Compañia church, which is the best example of baroque architecture in South America. With its amazing gold-leaf altar, this church is one of the most magnificent buildings of Quito’s Colonial Quarter.
You will also discover the Cathedral, located in Independence Square. With its neo-colonial style, it is one of the most traditional churches in Quito. Built in the 16th century, this church has been part of the city since its founding and to this day preserves most of the ancient traditions of the colonial era.
No visit to the Colonial Quarter of Quito is complete without a visit to the Panecillo hill, crowned by sculptor Bernardo de Legarda’s towering Virgin Mary monument, which keeps watch over the city. El Panecillo is the perfect viewpoint of the whole colonial city.
After your visit to the Colonial Quarter, we will visit the Middle of the World – the exact point where the Equator divides the globe into two hemispheres. Don’t miss the chance to take a picture of yourself in the northern and southern hemisphere. And learn more about the local indigenous culture of Ecuador