Parque El Ejido
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…
A place to run, do some sport, enjoy walking or have a picnic. There's tons of places where you can have breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or a drink.
It's a park located along Avenue Patria in the Old Centre part of Quito, Ecuador. It's the third-largest park in the city. On weekends the park hosts art exhibitions of local artists. Beautiful paintings, sculptures and handcrafts are sold directly from the artist.
Usually there is urban theatre and/or stand-up comediands and you'll most linkely stumble upon old-school ecuadorian games.
“When you in Quito, this is the first place you should visit, this is the main plaza, where you will find coffee shops, restaurants, museums and more.”
“Considered as the entrance to the Historic Center of Quito. The area, has a history that approaches 5 centuries as it was one of the first ecclesiastical parishes constituted in the Hispanic city. His official baptism occurred in 1568. San Blas houses, until now, Plaza Belmonte, inaugurated in 1919 on Antepara street and which was the first stage expressly set up for bullfighting events. The space, however, transcended the field of bullfighting because it was for more than 3 decades the scene of the feast of innocents, one of the greatest celebrations of Quito of yesteryear. The San Blas of today is a dynamic place that combines the characteristics of a housing space, a commercial exchange point. ”
“Great Pre Columbian art in a century old house with beautiful architecture.”
“Itchimbía Palace is a steel and glass building located at the top of the Itchimbia hill. It's destined for exhibitions and cultural events, and has become one of the biggest icons of the city, whose inhabitants have baptized it as Crystal Palace. 54 hectares were transformed into a recreational center respecting the species of ”
“ 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.”