Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal
Perfecto see some beautiful handcrafted items ecuador has very talented artisans, perfect to get some good price souvenirs
A great place where you can learn a little more about Ecuadorian culture. You can find everything and at all costs.
Very nice place to find traditional handcrafts !! Mercado Artesanal Ponchos , cobijas ,
El mejor lugar para antojarse de artesanias Ecuatorianas si no alcanzó a ir a Otavalo. The best shopping place of the city with lots os handcraft options if you could have the time to go to Otavalo.
“ 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.”
“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 trees with more than a hundred years. ”
“Movies, Dance, Ballet and theatre shows. Plenty free options too. and museum ”
“Best place to look around the city's history from ancient cultures of Quito through the colonialization of our city and the freedom that got us to be a republic. Personal opinion: favorite museum!”