Quito pictures

Detail of the House of Sucre Museum in Quito Ecuador
Casa de Sucre

The Wax Museums in the Mena Caamaño in Quito Ecuador
Alberto Mena Caamaño

Interior of the Colonial Art Museum of the House of Culture in Quito Ecuador
Casa de la Cultura

The Presidents Hall of the Jijon y Caamaño in Quito Ecuador
Jacinto Jijon Caamaño

Quito museums pictures

Quito, full of meanings that identify and define it, occupies hillsides and valleys. It winds through narrow streets and opens up in wide avenues. It zigzags around hills and gulches. Because of this physical beauty, its traditions, mystic corners and valuable legends, it is considered ¨Reliquary of the American Art¨.

 

Because of these main characteristics, in November of 1978, Quito was declared by UNESCO as the ¨Cultural Heritage of Humanity¨.

Quito city has several museums, many of them dedicated to Colonial art and history; some of the most renowned are the City Museum ("Museo de la Ciudad"), the Metropolitan Cultural Center and the museum of the Convent of San Francisco.

A gallery of the San Francisco museum in Quito Ecuador
Convento de San Francisco

Detail of the Eloy Alfaro Military schools museums in Quito Ecuador
Eloy Alfaro Military
 

Museo de la Ciudad in Quito Ecuador
Museo de la Ciudad

Sample of the Art Colletion of House of Benalcazar in Quito Ecuador
Casa de Benalcazar

A gallery of the Maria Augusta Urrutia museum in Quito Ecuador
Maria Augusta Urrutia

A gallery of the Fundacion Guayasamin museums in Quito Ecuador
Fundacion Guayasamin

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