Sanctuary of El Guápulo
Statue of Francisco de Orellana
The statue of Francisco de Orellana near González Suárez depicts Francisco de Orellana looking down into the valley, marking the...
Located inside La Casa de Eliza, this conservation project hikes in the páramo and forests west of Tulcán.
The newest branch of Ananké brings Bohemian style to the Mariscal. In addition to the tasty wood-fired pizzas, Ananké hosts an excellent...
Pekin has a slightly conservative air, but the owners are friendly and the food is good.
Sanctuary of El Guápulo information
At the bottom of the hill from the Mariscal, stands the neighborhood’s centerpiece, the Sanctuary of El Guápulo , a beautiful church built between 1644 and 1693. It has an excellent collection of Quito School art and sculpture, and a stunning 18th-century pulpit carved by master wood-carver Juan Bautista Menacho.