Ecuador’s Heritage comprises its five major attractive sites that have been added in World Heritage List. Though they are few, but their attractiveness continues to draw the attention of the people from world over. Listed below are the heritage attractions of Ecuador-
Galapagos Islands consist of a group of nineteen volcanic islands, located about thousand kilometers away from the continent of South America, in the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean. Even today, they can be seen, with their continuous volcanic activity, which actually resulted in their formation. These islands are famous for their marine reserve, unique animal life and a huge variety of endemic species, which gave inspiration to Charles Darwin to write his famous work after his visit in 1835, centered on the origin of species and their natural selection.
The City of Quito
Established in the sixteenth century in the historic remains of the Inca city, this capital city of Ecuador is an outstanding example of the safe guarder of the heritage, inspite of being assaulted by a whopping 1917 attacks of earthquake. The city showcases primitive art through its attractions including the Jesuit College and Church of La Compania, Santo Domingo and San Francisco, famous for their beautiful interiors.