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With buildings dating from 1534, a tour of the churches with museums in Quito in its old town, resembles going back to the time when Catholicism was the most important force – religious or not – in Ecuador.

The city skyline is adorned with colorful towers, domes and turrets, testimony to the almost exaggerated concentration of religious complexes.

So important are the religious structures of the city that there is a church route, and a street dubbed “of the seven crosses” that goes to the side of seven stone crosses located in front of some of the city’s most important temples. For some, the axis of the Catholic procession that takes place during Holy Week, this route is a good way to experience the architecture, history and culture of the city.