Welcome to Riobamba one of the most famous destinations of the Middle Andes for Mountain Climbing and Trekking in Ecuador with the Volcanoes Carihuairazo, Chimborazo, Sangay, El Altar, and the Lost Pyramid of Puñay. We’re going to explain you why you should visit Riobamba Chimborazo Ecuador!
Riobamba Chimborazo Ecuador
What to do in Riobamba Ecuador ? Here are the best things to do in Riobamba !
If you go to Riobamba, you’ll need to try its famous “Hornado” speciality with roast pig (cooked whole) and served with “Mote” Hominy (Andes Corn). But also the “Ceviche de Chochos” plate with Lupin Beans and a sauce with tomatoes and onions accompanied with pork skin. You can find those specialities in one of the markets of Riobamba, there are 9 : La Merced, La Condamine, San Alfonso, Mayorista, Oriental, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, La Esperanza y Dávalos.
You need to visit the Chimborazo Volcano that is also the farthest point from the Earth’s center, with its 6’310 m. (20,564 ft), because it is the highest peak near the equator line. If you are a climber it’s one of the best experience you can have in Ecuador !
Some architectural gems that stand out are: The parks “Parque Sucre“, “Parque Maldonado” and its Cathedral that is a real beauty (constructed with the rest of some churches and houses of the old Riobamba town – Cajabamba), the place “la Plaza Roja” with the weekly markets of Wednesday and Saturday situated near the Church of the Conception. But also San Antonio Church “Loma de Quito”, where the battle of independence “Battle of Tapi” was fought. The actual city of Riobamba sets only from 1797 after a big earthquake but at the original place, near Colta, you will find the first Church of Ecuador in Balbanera that was inaugurated in 1534. Come to Ecuador and visit Riobamba Chimborazo Ecuador.