Centro Cultural Metropolitano
Museo Alberto Mena Caamaño
Get a glimpse of Quito’s early colonial history through wax figures, especially regarding the events of August 1810, when...
Iglesia del Sagrario
Beside the cathedral on García Moreno stands the 17th-century Iglesia del Sagrario.
On Plaza Grande's southwest side stands Quito’s cathedral. Although not the most ornate of the old town’s churches, it has some...
Inside the Centro Cultural Metropolitano, El Buho serves a small selection of sandwiches, salads, burgers and ceviches. The café tables...
cnr Moreno & Espejo · interesting places nearby
Centro Cultural Metropolitano information
Just off Plaza Grande, this beautifully restored building houses the municipal library and lecture rooms and hosts temporary art exhibitions. The location is rich in history: supposedly the pre-Hispanic site of one of Atahualpa’s palaces; a Jesuit school from 1597 to 1767; an army barracks after the expulsion of the Jesuits in the late 1700s; and in 1809 the site at which royalist forces held a group of revolutionaries, before murdering them a year later.