Riobamba attractions

Top Choice Museum in Riobamba

Museo de Arte Religioso

Inside the beautifully restored 18th-century convent, Riobamba’s top museum houses one of the country’s finest collections of 17th- and 18th-century religious art. More than 200 pieces in 15 different rooms include …
Market in Riobamba

Fería Artesanal

The Saturday market transforms Riobamba into a hive of commercial activity, when thousands of people from surrounding villages come to barter, buy and sell, spreading out their wares along in and around Plaza de la …
Cathedral in Riobamba


The ornate, baroque facade of Riobamba's cathedral was reconstructed from fragments after the 1797 earthquake that destroyed the town. Made from white limestone, the relief depicts both indigenous and Spanish images…
Church in Riobamba


Parque La Libertad is anchored by this neoclassical basilica, famous for being the only round church in Ecuador. It was designed, built and decorated mainly by locals, making it a great source of civic pride. It's o…
Museum in Riobamba

Museo de la Ciudad

Built in the 1900s by the Costales-Dávalos family, this beautifully restored historic building has a few old-time pictures of the city, rotating art exhibits and historic artifacts. It lacks good information, but is…
Park in Riobamba

Parque La Libertad

Parque La Libertad is anchored by its neoclassical basilica, famous for being the only round church in Ecuador.
Park in Riobamba

Parque Maldonado

The handsome, tree-filled Parque Maldonado is flanked by Riobamba’s cathedral on the northeastern side.
Park in Riobamba

Parque 21 de Abril

Just north of downtown, the Parque 21 de Abril has an observation platform with views of the surrounding mountains.
Church in Riobamba

Iglesia San Antonio

In front of Parque 21 de Abril stands the church and convent of San Antonio.