Ecuador Arts and Literature

Ecuador Arts and Literature

Literature One of the great 16th-century chroniclers, Bishop Gaspar de Villaroel, hails from Ecuador. He criticized Spain’s unfair treatment of the colony and pleaded for it to be taken care of by those living there. A rich but imaginative description of Ecuador gave Father Juan de Velasco 1789 with his “Historia del reino de Quito” […]

Ecuador

Ecuador

Ecuador is a republic in northwestern South America, at the equator. It borders Colombia in the north, Peru in the south and east, and the Pacific in the west. The Gal├ípagos Islands in the Pacific about 1,000 kilometers from the mainland are also part of Ecuador. The Andes range from north to south across two […]

Art in Ecuador

Art in Ecuador

The art of Indians in Ecuador has received much attention in recent research. The oldest dated pottery art in South America originated here (Valdivia, c. 3200 BC). The art of weaving and goldsmiths stood high among the Indians, and production was great. At La Tolita, hundreds of thousands of small gold bullets and several larger […]

Music in Ecuador

Music in Ecuador

Folk music reflects the regional distribution of the population groups: Native Americans, Mistresses, Blacks and Whites (Creoles). The Jivaro people in the Southeast have preserved their pre-Columbian culture based on hunting and fishing, and a music tradition with different song forms, drums and flutes. The descendants of the Quechua Indians also maintain their distinctive music […]

The middle part of Ecuador

Geography of Ecuador

Ecuador encompasses three main geographical regions: the coastal, highland and eastern lowlands. The landscape and nature have enormous variety, from humid rainforests and large river deltas, to arid desert areas and mountain peaks over 6,000 meters. Coastal land (La Costa), between the Pacific coast and the Andes, is a 50-150 km wide lowland which represents […]