Throughout time, human cultures have used amulets… Small ornaments that are symbols of good luck and faith, thought to give protection against evil or danger. Our ancestors used them, and we still do… The museum Casa del Alabado, located in Quito‘s historic downtown, exhibits small but very representative figures belonging to Pre-Columbian Ecuadorian cultures.
Museums and Archaeological Sites to visit in and around Quito. Don’t miss the chance of placing one foot on the northern hemisphere and the other on the southern hemisphere of our planet in the Middle of the World site.
55 km from Quito you can visit the reserve that is named after the famous Ilinizas volcanoes!
As you head down the Panamericana road, you will find lower elevations and warmer drier climates. The Southern Andes region has a lonely, faraway feel to it, reinforced by its sparse population, scarcity of large towns and long stretches of wild.