Quito traditional & its Gastronomy
Quito was the first UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site declared in 1978. It displays the largest colonial town of the Americas with an eclectic architecture ranging from the modern quarters to varied colonial facades on churches and private residences decorated and balconies built along the last five centuries. See the gothic Basilica del Voto Nacional and the Independence Square flanked by the Presidential and the Archbishop’s palaces dated back to XVII and XIX centuries. Share the spirit of Quito by walking to the Metropolitan Cathedral with excellent samples of the Spanish Renaissance. Visit the so-called street of the Seven Crosses and pass by the Jesuit convent, El Sagrario church with a unique orthodox cross lay outdated back to the seventeenth century and the jewel of the crown.
Visit the Jesuit temple of the baroque art in the Americas La Compañía de Jesús, and the jewel of the crown of the colonial architecture in Quito.
We reach a restaurant in Quito’s colonial square, where we will admire the art of preparing a traditional Ecuadorian meal. After getting equipped with chef hat and an apron, visitors will learn that Ecuador has plenty of gastronomical secrets to share such as ceviche, and visitors will learn how to prepare their own. We will taste homemade bread and butter varieties as well.
Visit La Ronda neighborhood to continue tasting different traditional pastries such as quesadillas that go perfectly along a helado de paila which is a refreshing fruit sorbet.