Quito celebrates tourism month

Several activities have been organized to celebrate tourism in the Capital of the Center of the World

(Source: Civiatis)

Every September 27, World Tourism Day is celebrated, a date that aims to raise awareness about the importance of this productive activity and its impact on social, cultural, political and economic values ​​around the world.

In September 1979, the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) established World Tourism Day to coincide with an important milestone in global tourism: the anniversary of the approval of the UNWTO Statutes on September 27, 1970.

In Quito, the entire month of September will be dedicated to tourism, so several activities have been prepared for citizens to enjoy the magic and charm of the attractions of the Capital of the Center of the World.

On September 9, the public is invited to participate, free of charge, in “Manos en La Ronda”, an activity in the colonial La Ronda neighborhood, where there will be traditional games, dramatized routes, popular characters, visits to the artisans of the sector and the tour of the La Ronda House of Arts, where you can learn more about the crafts of yesteryear present since the 17th century.

Another event for tourism month will be “Looks through the stones”, a tour along the street of the 7 crosses, current García Moreno street, where characters from the history of the city will participate and tell what they It has happened in the temples and churches of Quito over the years. During the tour there will be projections on the facades to illustrate the characters' stories until reaching the traditional La Ronda neighborhood, where it will close with an outdoor artistic participation. This activity is free and will take place on Saturday, September 23, starting at 6:30 p.m., the meeting point will be the Plaza Grande.

On Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, the “Summer Festival” will take place, which was scheduled to take place during the August 10 holiday but was postponed due to national circumstances. During those two days, in the “El Arbolito” and “El Ejido” parks, several artists and musical groups will perform such as Cacería de Lagartos, Sal y Mileto, Guardarraya, Los Titos, Papaya Dada, Minipony, Patty Ray, Poder Negro, among others. The event is completely free.

Additionally, throughout the month there will be tourist routes through parishes such as Llano Grande and Pifo and visits to the Convent of Santa Clara, Convent of San Francisco and the Barrio de La Loma Grande, tours in which citizens will be able to learn more about the history, culture and traditions of the city of Quito.

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