Quito’s colonial quarter, Ecuador’s living museum witness to a thousand stories

Witness of stories that intertwine through its narrow streets and echo in its walls, the colonial quarter of Quito is a living museum with thousands of architectural, archaeological, bibliographic and artistic attractions, many of them exhibited in imposing buildings but, others, in small redoubts.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "Quito is a great open-air display of the history of art and universal architecture," says Fabian Amores, general director of the Mediarte group on the amalgam of styles that reflect the different historical and artistic moments of this ancient city known as the "Light of America".

A visible sample of the architecture of the colonial quarter is possible through its numerous museums, many of which are integrated into imposing architectural structures, while the small doors of other buildings offer visitors a tour of its more unknown past.

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