The day after arriving in Ecuador, a good friend of mine took me on a tour of historic Old Town. Old Town is located in Ecuador’s capitol city, Quito. Baroque architecture can be seen in the beautiful plazas, along with indigenous people selling anything from fresh apples to warm empanadas.
The most compelling piece of architecture that I wanted to see is the Iglesia de La Compania de Jesus. This lovely baroque church was built by the Spaniards in 1605, and is the oldest church in Ecuador. My friend calls the church beautiful tyranny. It is one of the most beautiful churches in South America.