of the Andean landscape - powerful hills, deep blue sky, whispering
with those narrow small streets that lead to cloisters of faith
and bell towers that touch the clouds, giving the city a stirring
enchantment, a calm agitation.
The Belligerent volcano Rucu Pichincha (4790 meters of height),
protects and threatens the capital of Ecuador,
Quito, a city that dazzles by the rosary of churches,
convents and monasteries of its colonial helmet, that small piece
of the yesterday, that reunites authentic architectonic jewels,
winners of the cruel attacks of the time.
UNESCO Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity in 1978, Quito
(2800 m.a.s.l.), is a large city loaded of history. The chronicler
say, that before the Spanish foundation in 1534, the general of
the Atahualpa Inca, Ruminahui (face of stone), set fire to the
palaces and buildings constructed by the "sons of the Sun".
later centuries, the land selected by the Inca Huayna Capac to
be the northern capital of its Empire, became with the sprouting
of the School of Quito, in the heart of the art
and the sculpture of Spanish America. The created masterpieces
in this corner of the andes, united the European baroque style
with the creativity of the men of the height. Quito,
by its friendly people, its spring climate, its colonial shades
that are opposed to the amazing buildings of the present, is one
of those rare cities, that can seduce, enchant and - why not also
to conquer, the nomadic heart of a traveller.