Guapulo is one of my favorite, colorful Quiteno neighborhoods .I thought that you all might like to know about the fair being held there this Sunday. Below is a translation of a recent article that appeared in
El Comercio .
"The Walking Guápulo Cultural Fair seeks the inhabitants of Quito and visitors come to this traditional neighborhood and art enclosing streets. For this, on Sunday December 1, from 10:00 until 17:00, it will hold a fair in arts, crafts, music and theater . It will be along the Camino de Orellana, the main road sector. From the lookout, located behind the Hotel Quito , to the square, next to the Community Policing Unit sector, visitors can appreciate the varied cultural district that nest. In addition, you will taste typical foods. Another option will be selling organic vegetables. Guápulo is an area known for its shrine in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe . This neighborhood has been home to artisans and artists. For its architectural, landscape and cultural characteristics, this chapter is part of the heritage of the Historic Center. This is precisely what we want to present during this fair. The tour can be done on foot. Along the way there are alternatives to visit workshops of renowned artists or attend yoga classes and pilates. There will also be music and dance performances. There are 25 places where people may, for example, looking at making crafts, buy second hand books, buy plants, lamps, among other activities. All day educational games will be held in the tennis industry ecuavoley. Next to the Community Policing Unit will be reading tarot. At 12:30, in the gazebo, a display of martial arts will be held by the SEK University. Artistic performances, video projections and more organized in restaurants. Travel will be provided from the square of the UPC, to Gonzalez Suarez Avenue and La Floresta, in the upper part."