March 17, 2016

Quito makes play for cultural tourism with new projects

In order to encourage art in the public spaces of Quito, the city is planning to renew and give life to various places in the capital of Ecuador.

The first one is the Plaza Borja Yerovi honouring Monsignor Pedro Pablo Borja Yerovi and his legacy of education in Quito.

This square is located in the neighbourhood of La Mariscal in Modern Quito

Through a contest, local artists were selected to provide a unique and colourful touch to this space, with their own expressions.

Skilled artists have shaped attractive designs on the walls of the houses surrounding the square, creating a bohemian atmosphere, where Quito and visitors are invited to enjoy art and culture within a new urban life and renewed.

The square is surrounded by small cafes and restaurants and features complimentary WI-FI.

This project is part of a cooperation agreement between Quito Tourism and Paintings Condor.


At the same time, Quito has stated work with UNESCO to preserve and position the Convent of San Francisco as a religious, cultural and emblematic attraction of the city for locals and visitors alike.

The program will initially focus on the preservation of the convent’s architecture as well as sustainable tourism practices.

In addition, a new audio guide with 21 stories of the convent has been created in both English and Spanish.

In 2015, additional work will be done in the conservation and adaptation of new spaces of the convent, as well as exposure of the Franciscan craft brewery.


Finally, United Airlines recently confirmed two new additional weekly departures on the Houston-Quito-Houston route between July 3rd to September 6th.

The two additional weekly flights will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

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