Calle de las Siete Cruces

A walk down this avenue is a must when visiting Quito. Discover its secrets!

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Calle de las Siete Cruces

Historic and very central

How about a tour around the city centre to discover the secrets of Quito and explore its rich history? The central street calle García Moreno, where you'll find the Palacio de Carondelet or the Presidential Palace, is known locally as the Calle de las Siete Cruces or the street of the seven crosses, as each cross represents a key historical event. The first and the second correspond to the churches of Santa Bárbara and La Concepción, which were the first monasteries in the city, dating back to the 16th century; the third and the fourth to the Cathedral and the Sagrario church, places where the independence of the country was proclaimed in 1809; and you'll find the last three in the Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús, the Iglesia de Carmen Alto and the Capilla de San Lázaro. Very intriguing…

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