Quito facts

Qui = Center/Middle

To = Earth

Quito = Center of the Earth


Inka influence only lasted 30 years, arrival of the Spanish ended that. Inkas came from the further south Cusco looking for the center of Earth. 


How to attract the original inhabitants of Quito into Catholic Churches? Ensure there’s a sun, Init, the God of the Inkas is present in most churches. 


Panecillo got its name since it’s shaped like a small bread (hence PANecillo)


Superstition: if the basilica is finished, so is our time on earth, hence, continuous work at the basilica!


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