Ecuador Colonial History

You might not realize it, but have you ever thought about how we still live with history? Even in the present era... If you haven’t, then allow us to introduce you to Ecuador's colonial architecture. Spanish conquistadors first arrived in Ecuador in 1534, and remained a powerful presence until the 19th century. Long after the men and women of Spain departed, their legacy remained. This is present in both the people of Ecuador, as well as the nation's design; the colonists built structures reminiscent of the style found in their homeland.

If you're a fan of history, architecture, or design, then you're in for a treat. Ecuador’s colonial architecture is some of the most well preserved in the world. From Quito to Riobamba, you'll see an array of buildings certain to delight your eye. If you're truly passionate about the subject, visit local museums or indulge in a city walking tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide who can tell you the story behind it all.