Monasterio de El Carmen Alto
Famous as the place where Saint Mariana of Jesus lived and died.
Artistic and historical treasure
The corner of the central streets García Moreno and Rocafuerte is one of the key places in the city: not only will you have arrived at the old town of Quito but also the popular museum Museo de la Ciudad and the start of the very well-known Calle de las Siete Cruces. But that's not all, it is also the site of the El Carmen Alto monastery, one of the most important in the city and the leading monastery of the Discalced Carmelites in Quito, a religious order that played a key role in the evangelization of the country. Saint Mariana of Jesus lived and died at this monastery and thousands of people flock here to pay homage to this famous saint. Its impressive works of art, dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, complete the picture.
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