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Colonial Architecture

Ecuador has a stunning mix of old and new architecture, with a rich history and culture. Let us help you plan a memorable holiday to Ecuador and soak in the wonderful heritage of a fascinating destination.

The influence of Spanish rule is evident in many of Ecuador’s buildings and the best examples seen is in Quito. It is the widely regarded as the colonial capital of Ecuador and the city has a lot of buildings which have kept its original aesthetic and has been best preserved.

Quito was declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a range of colonial architecture throughout its beautiful city. There are colonial churches such as La Compañía de Jesús. Built in the 1600s it features an intricate gold leaf design and is one of the best known churches in the city. Another church visitors should go see is the Iglesia de San Francisco, which is another example of the Baroque style in Quito.

For more stunning colonial architecture, holidaymakers should visit Cuenca. Located in southern Ecuador, Cuenca is a perfect example of European influence in its architecture and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the impressive La Immaculada, also known as Nueva Catedral de Cuenca, it features three domes consisting of distinct blue tiles and is considered as one of the key landmarks of the city. Other notable colonial style buildings include the district Supreme Court, the Carmelite Monastery and the Santa Domingo Church.

Ecuador is an interesting holiday destination and the cities of Quito and Cuenca feature charming colonial architecture. Visitors can experience the rich culture and be astounded by the intricate and charming architecture.

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