Tuesday, 25 July 2017

First Cathedral and Main Square, Quito

The first cathedral of Quito is located at the Main Square. Its white tower is covered with decorations and stands side by side with a green yellow dome. A great church in front of the victory column of the city. At the end of the street you see the two towers of the new cathedral.

It is hot but locals are working hard: polishing shoes, selling ice cream, selling scarfs or guarding the parliament. We took some nice pictures and gave some money to the lady with the baby on her back. Our own security guard was vigilant for pickpockets on this busy square.

De eerste kathedraal van Quito is gelegen op het hoofdplein. Zijn witte toren is rijkelijk gedecoreerd en staat zij aan zij met een groen gele koepel. Een mooie kerk tegenover de overwinningszuil van de stad. Aan het einde van de hoofdweg zie je de twee kloktorens van de nieuwe kathedraal. 

Het is er heet maar de lokale bevolking werkt nog hard: schoenen poetsen, ijs verkopen, sjaals verkopen of het parlement bewaken. We trokken enkele mooie foto's en gaven wat geld aan de vrouw met baby op haar rug. Onze eigen beveiligingsagent was waakzaam voor zakkenrollers op dit drukke plein. 
First cathedral Quito

First cathedral Quito

First cathedral Quito

Main Square Quito

Main Square Quito

Main Square Quito selling icecream

Main Square Quito victory column

Main Square Quito statue

Main Square Quito eagle

Main Square Quito parliament

Main Square Quito shoes

Main Square Quito lady selling scarfs

Main Square Quito white flowers

Main Square Quito parliament

Main Square Quito park

Main Square Quito domes

Main Square Quito guard

Previous Quito article: Colibri art at the equator line museum

Previous Main Square article: Plaza de la Cathedral, Cadiz

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  1. OH, how wonderful and beautiful! An excellent tour. My favorites are 2 and 3. I LOVE those domes, and the whiter than white spire building. Your security guard is a snappy dresser!

  2. Wow! Great architecture of building. Fantastic travel info for the soon-to-go traveler! Would love to be on that list! Amazing photos.
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  3. Wat is dit mooi wat een schitterende gebouwen en wat zijn die mensen zo te zien opgeruimd, maar dat witte karretje wat verkoopt die mijnheer is dat thee of koffie ??

  4. You have shared amazing pictures, and Quito is really a picture-postcard place. Thanks for sharing this post.
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  5. Looked like a very nice Quito building. You are making great memories with me. Thanks for sharing it.
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  6. Mooie foto's van dit plein en hun bevolking. Een andere wereld...