Ecuador

Ecuador’s highest mountain is the point on Earth closest to the sun. Due to the mountain’s location along the equatorial bulge. Darwin based his theories of evolution on the discoveries made on Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands. The first two UNESCO world heritage sites are in Ecuador.

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Miguel Illescas Gallery, Metal at its Best, Cuenca Ecuador

Miguel Illescas Miguel Illescas Art Gallery had its grand opening last week which my wife and I attended. What a wonderful display of art. I have to say that we were a little biased since my art instructor, Alberto Soriano, was displaying some of his oil work. The artists were present along with many other …

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Medical Museum, Creepy and Fascinating in Cuenca Ecuador

Medical Museum The Medical Museum (or more accurately, Museum of the History Society of Medicine) presents a history of medicine through a selection of old devices used over the years by doctors, surgeons, dentists, apothecaries, and their patients. The entrance to this museum is off of Dose de Abril at the west end of Military …

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Archeological Museum, University of Cuenca’s Ancient Relics

We found this archeological museum after we decided to check out the beautiful School of Medicine building on Dose de Abril near Solano Ave. The Cultural Unit of the University of Cuenca founded the museum in 1999. The museum has about 4,500 pieces but only a handful are displayed. They rotate the exhibits. Archeological Museum …

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CIDAP Museum, World Textiles and More in Cuenca Ecuador

One of the great things about Cuenca is most of the cultural things there are to see and do are free. Today we visited the CIDAP Museum (Inter-American Center of Popular Arts), located on Tres de Novembre next to the Hermano Miguel stairs. Above all, admission is free. CIDAP Museum The museum is a remodeled Cuenca …

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