On September 8, 1978, UNESCO declared the city of Quito: Cultural Heritage of Humanity, for the extraordinary value of its Historic Center.

Quito from pre-history was the cradle of different and valuable aboriginal cultures. Later, on December 6, 1534, Sebastián de Benalcázar founded the Villa de San Francisco de Quito, the same one built on the indigenous city ruins and immediately adopted an urban grid pattern, which is preserved until present.

From this historical process, a cultural symbiosis is born in which artistic expressions of great value appear mainly in architecture, painting, sculpture, wood carving, work in metals, etc. Corresponding to the Quiteña School of Art, which formative headquarters was the Convent of San Francisco.

Under these considerations, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, at its second meeting in Washington, on September 8, 1978, declared Quito as the First Cultural City of Humanity.

Additionally, the city is less than an hour from one of the most touristic points in the country, the Middle of the World monument. It is located on the equinoctial strip that divides the Earth into two hemispheres and a place that all the people of the planet must visit at least once.

We hope that you can visit our beautiful Ecuadorian capital very soon as well as the various tourist destinations that Ecuador offers.

Sources: http://www.patrimonio.quito.gob.ec/

If you want to know more about Quito and its attractions, visit https://quitotravel.ec/.

XI Festival of University Choirs UTE 2020, First Virtual Edition

The first edition of the University Choirs Festival was promoted by the UTE Polyphonic Choir, offering a meeting space for university choral groups in Ecuador. Since then, ten festival editions have been held, bringing together the best national and foreign university choirs.