Destinos Culturales en Ecuador
La cultura ecuatoriana es una mezcla de influencias Andinas, Incas, indígenas amazónicas y españolas. En lugares como Quito, varias tradiciones culturales conviven en un mismo destino, mientras que en áreas como las Amazonas las influencias culturales están bastante separadas. En cada uno de los siguientes destinos, los viajeros estarán inmersos en la cultura ecuatoriana. Aquí se encuentran museos para explorar, gastronomía que degustar y tours. Alístese para experimentar lo mejor de la cultura ecuatoriana en estos destinos.
Cuenca’s culture has been shaped by years of Catholic influence. It has charming, colonial-style churches, but that doesn't mean this city is stuck in the past and nowhere is this more clear than at the beautiful Museum of Modern Art. For a look at what Cuenca looked like before the Spanish arrived, visit the Museum of Indigenous Cultures.
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.
Otavalo is one of the biggest commercial hubs in the Ecuadorian highlands. Many of the vendors here come from more remote villages in the Andes, and they proudly wear the traditional garb of Andean peoples. You can come here to shop, but also to meet the locals and learn about their culture in-depth.
Some of the Otavalo market is devoted to trinkets and souvenirs, as well as genuine Andean textiles, woven on looms and made colorful with natural dyes. Sweaters and tapestries are popular purchases here, as are necklaces made from gold beads or polished palm nuts. This is also the place to go to try authentic Ecuadorian food — in addition to lots of produce, you'll also find stalls piled high with freshly baked treats.