Calle García Moreno is one of the oldest streets in Quito. Following the route of what was once a sacred Inca path, it is now known by two names: one referring to the Catholic crosses built along the street, and the other to the president assassinated on it.
The initial urban development of colonial Quito (founded in 1534) posed a few problems for the Spanish conquistadors. Crisscrossed by creeks and ravines, and with a range of different elevations, it wasn’t easy for the Spanish town planners to lay out the classic grid plan that defines so many colonial towns and cities in the Americas.
|Cementerio de San Diego||2019||1.3km||site_ao|
|Palacio de Carondelet||2019||0km||site_ao|
|Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús||2019||0.2km||site_ao|
|Museo Franciscano del Padre Almeida||2019||1.2km||site_ao|
|La Virgen de Quito||2019||0.3km||site_ao|
|The Tallest Winged Virgin Mary in the World||2019||1.2km||site_ao|
|Legend Says the World Will End if This Basilica Is Ever Officially Completed||2019||0.8km||site_ao|
|La Plaza Grande||2019||0.1km||site_ao|
|Abandoned Garcia Moreno Prison||2017||1km||site_ao|
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