Cultural Places in Ecuador

What is a visit to a new country if you don't slow down and learn something about its history — preferably whilst engaging with its people? The answer: it's a missed opportunity. Ecuadorian culture is incredibly interesting and diverse. The nation's culture is a mixture of Andean, Incan, indigenous Amazonian, and Spanish influences. The past remains more than alive in the present, and it flows through the blood of Ecuador's people.

Cuenca Ecuador
Cuenca

Southern Sierra

To explore the profound spirituality of Cuenca, visit churches like the Church of El Carmen Asunción and Iglesia San Sebastian. These are some of the oldest and most famous churches in the area.

Alausí Ecuador
Alausí

Southern Sierra

When you get here, you'll get to meet Quechuas — a native people that have lived in the Andes since long before the Inca made their mark on the landscape. You can book cozy accommodations here that are a short distance from the Nariz del Diablo train station.

The town itself makes a charming and distinctive backdrop for some small-town exploration — the houses are painted with bright colors and the streets are lined with cobblestone. Visitors here should make sure to come in time for the Sunday Market, which is another opportunity for getting to know the people who live here, and admiring their handicrafts and artwork.