Top Ten Places to Visit Loja Ecuador

 
   

Main Square - Loja, Ecuador maintains a town square as many of the cities in Ecuador. Most of the buildings on the square in Loja have had changes made to them throughout the years. However, they still retain their colonial heritage.

 

 

 

Central Bank Museum - The museum displays numerous archeological items from the Macara and Catamayo cultures. Here you find one of the world's largest collections of Romanesque art. Many of the works were acquired obtained from churches in the catalonia region in the 1920's.

Lourdes Street - This is a rustic cobblestone street situated between Bolivar and Sucre streets. It represents an outstanding example of colonial architecture adorned with wooden balconies. The Cera neighborhood is occupied by a number of stores specializing in hadicrafts and ceramics.

Museo de la Música - Loja has long been a bastion for providing some of Ecuador's best musicians. You will find numerous instruments and memorobilia of musicians from Loja. Located at Bernardo Vadevieso 09-42 y Rocafuerte.

Reynoldo Espinoza Botanical Garden - Established over 50 years ago and part of the university in Loja, it is among the highest altitude gardens in the world. Located about 5 km from the city - southern section. Over 1000 plants and trees native to the region are exhibited.

Cisne-Virgen del Cisne - Located 40 miles from Loja is the religious city of Cisne, where the Virgen del Cisne resides at an enormous basilica. Fiesta del Viergen commences on August 15th.    http://www.santuariodelcisne.org/

Museu Picasso - One of the more popular museums in Barcelona, you will see a wide array of his earlier work. The museum is set inside a medieval palace.

Barcelona Cathedral - Dating from  1298, it is comprised of various architectural styles from the ages.

Palau de la Mucica Catalana - A wonderful concert hall to over 300 performances a year, this is not to be missed. The stain glass windows and in particular the ceiling inan inverted dome which is surrounded by 40 angels.   

Parc de la Ciutadella - This is indeed a tranquil repose from the hectic city life of Barcelona. Constructed in the 1860's its design is to allow the visitor to experience nature. The Hivernacle and Umbracle greenhouses presents a fine example of topical vegetation.  

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