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Quito Hispanomusulmán

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Stop At: Café Galletti, Eugenio Espejo, Quito 170401, Ecuador

With a cup of coffee of Arab origin we will begin this fascinating journey through the history of the Arab world, its expansion and conquest of the Iberian Peninsula and how the influence of its art and culture reached America.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Museo de Arte Fray Pedro Bedon, Flores 150 La Plaza de Santo Domingo, Quito 170150 Ecuador

Visit of the convent and church of Santo Domingo, whose construction was started in 1581 by the Spanish architect Francisco Becerra. Cloister and inner courtyard, as well as the refectory and the domes are some of the surprises.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, Garcia Moreno N 10-43, Quito 170150 Ecuador

Although it is considered one of the most important baroque art and architecture monuments in Latin America, its intricate interior decoration covered with gold leaf reminds us of an Arab mosque. We will discover the hidden symbolism in the geometry of the sacred and the symbiosis between the ancient pre-Hispanic cultures, with Christianity and the strong Arab influence.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco), Plaza San Francisco, Quito 170150 Ecuador

Imposing architectural jewel of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, highlighting its richly decorated Mudejar coffered ceilings, as well as the chapel of Villacis.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Merced, Garcia Moreno N 10-43, Quito 170150 Ecuador

History of this important temple of the eighteenth century and example of the Arab influence on architecture, on the minaret, domes and cupolas and in its Mudejar interior.

Duration: 20 minutes

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Important Information
Departure Point
Café Galletti, Eugenio Espejo, Quito 170401, Ecuador
Departure Time
10:00 AM
3h 30m
Return Details
Cuenca, Quito 170401, Ecuador
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • Entrada - Café Galletti
  • Entrada - Museo de Arte Fray Pedro Bedon
  • Entrada - Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
  • Entrada - San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
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