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for its gardens, which are supposed to contain over 257 species of flowers, the house also posts well-maintained colonial furniture and paintings. The properties surrounding the Quinta hold now a new Botanic Garden with native and foreign species. Gardens were created inspired on the continents. La Catedral The very modern, white cathedral is downtown Ambato is perhaps the most recognizable symbol of the city. The cathedral is built on the site of the original chapel that was constructed in 1689. This was destroyed in an earthquake later and much a larger church was built only to be destroyed again in 1797 by another earthquake (1797 Riobamba earthquake). A new church was built of the same design but again, an earthquake claimed the structure in the Great Earthquake of 1949. The new cathedral was inaugurated in 1954 and sits across the street from Parque Juan Montalvo. Central Library Located right next to the Casa de Portal is the city's newest and largest library. The three-story library is part of the city's plan to rejuvenate the downtown area around Parque Montalvo. "La recuperación del Parque Montalvo se ejecuta en las calles" El Heraldo 17 March 2008 The library contains over 70,000 titles and has many computer stations for users. "Los libros estrenan nueva casa en la ciudad de los Tres Juanes" El Comercio 21 May 2008 The official name is the "Library of the City and Province," as it serves both the city of Ambato and the larger province of Tungurahua (Tungurahua Province). Parque Cevallos thumb right Cevallos Park (Parque Cevallos) (Image:Parque Cevallos.jpg) Within walking distance of Parque Montavlo, Parque Pedro Fermín Cevallos is a leafy space located on one of downtown Ambato's main thoroughfares, Calle Cevallos. Two of Ambato's most well-known schools are located on the edges of the park: a high school, Colegio Bolivar, and an elementary school, Escuela de la Providencia. In the last few years, concerns about security in the park have led city leaders to re-think the space. In July 2010, plans were made to replace many of the trees and lawns with an open plaza. "Proyecto Plaza Civica, Cultural, y Parqueadero 'Pedro Fermín Cevallos'"Ilustre Municipio de Ambato 25 July 2010 The plans also called for the building of an underground parking lot beneath the square to alleviate some of Ambato's downtown parking woes. In August 2010, Mayor Barona announced that those plans had not been met with sufficient enough public support and appeared to be dead. "El parque Cevallos no será una plaza cívica" Parque de la Familia Parque Provincial de la Familia, or "Provincial Park of the Family," is a large gathering spot located about 7 miles above Ambato. Though the park itself is not within city limits, Ambateños pack the park on weekends. Maintained by the provincial government of Tungurahua (Tungurahua Province), the park is actually just outside the community of Quisapincha. In addition to walking paths, there are open fields, basketball and volley courts, as well as a large garden features an impressive amount of native species. ''http: ParquePro.php'' Honorable Consejo Provincial de Tungurahua 21 July 2009 On clear days, the park also affords the visitor excellent views of the city of Ambato and the constantly smoking Tungurahua volcano. Neighborhoods Ficoa left thumb The Casa de Portal, across from Parque Montalvo has a great collection of historical art and artifacts from the city's most well-known residents (File:IMG CASA PORTAL ambato ecuador.JPG)One of the most affluent sections in the city, the neighborhood of Ficoa lines the north bank of the Ambato River across from Miraflores. The trees of Ficoa are famous for their production of succulent fruits, including peaches, pears, and a local variety of citrus. Ficoa is also home to many small restaurants which serve typical Ambateño dishes, such as llapingachos, and fritada. Miraflores Traditionally considered the most influential neighborhood, Miraflores abuts the downtown on the west side. Miraflores used to be the location of the train depot, connecting it with the city of Quito and giving it a very important position in the city. Without a passenger train through Ambato, Miraflores is now a residential neighborhood, so named because of its beautiful flowers. Atocha Perhaps the oldest of Ambato's neighborhoods, Atocha is famous for being the home to the Quinta Juan León Mera and thus, being an important part of Ambateño and Ecuadorian culture. Together with Ficoa, Atocha makes up the north end of the city. Atocha is also famous for the production of colada morada, a purple, spiced drink that is traditionally consumed with bread. Around Carnival, Ambateños flock to Atocha for the drink. Ingahurco Small quiet neighborhood in Ambato, home to the industrial corporation Plasticaucho Industrial S.A. Ambato's bus terminal is located in Ingahurco which sits right next to Ambato's Technical University (Universidad Tecnica de Ambato). Transportation As an important transportation hub, Ambato is connected with other cities through Ecuador's widely used bus system. Although there used to be train service running through Ambato from Quito to Riobamba, this service has long since closed. Ambato has an airport, the Chachoan Airport in the Izamba neighborhood, but it is not used for commercial flights. The city's main bus terminal is located in the Ingahurco neighborhood, which lies on the north side of downtown. This main terminal, or Terminal Terrestre (as it is known in Spanish), serves some of the country numerous bus operators. There are plans to renovate the aging bus terminal, making it the main terminal in a network of terminals around the city. "Municipio adquiere Terminal Terrestre para remodelación" Ilustre Municipidad de Ambato As it stands, travelers can also catch buses traveling to the south from unlabeled yet popular stops along the Pan-American Highway . Education Universidad Técnica de Ambato The main public university in Ambato, "la Técnica" or "la U" was created on April 18, 1969, in accordance with Ecuadorian law. A technical university, la Técnica offers courses in the many fields of the sciences and humanities. There are three campuses located in Ambato: the main campus is located across from the main bus terminal in the Ingahurco neighborhood, another campus lies to the west in the Huachi neighborhood, and finally a third location is further afield in the Querocacha located in the Cevallos Canton. ''http: v2.0 ''Universidad Técnica de Ambato. 15 July 2009 Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador (PUCE) - Sede Ambato "La Catolica" is a branch of Quito's Catholic University. The Ambato campus was created on 13 January 1982, by the bishop of Ambato, Monseñor Vicente Cisneros. The university wasn't completed until 1994 when classes first began. Even though, the languages courses were the very first goal of the new campus. The university offers courses in both undergraduate and graduate levels ''http: ''Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador - Sede Ambato. 15 July 2009 as well as open courses of English and French. http: escuelas lenguas index.html High schools Ambato contains a wide selection of public and private high schools. In Ambato, all high school students must wear uniforms. Formerly, many of the high schools in Ambato were either all-girls or all-boys schools, but most schools have begun to accept members of the opposite sex. Some of the most well-known high schools in Ambato include: thumb The city's main gathering point, Montalvo Park (File:Montalvo Park Ambato Ecuador.JPG) *Instituto Superior Tecnologico Docente Guayaquil *Centro Educativo Diosesano San Pio X *Colegio Instituto Tecnológico Superior Bolivar *Colegio de La ''Inmaculada'' *Colegio Técnico Rumiñahui *Colegio Menor Indoamerica *Colegio Santo Domingo de Guzmán *Colegio Nacional Experimental Ambato *Colegio Técnico Atahualpa *Colegio Universitario Juan Montalvo *Unidad Educativa Bilingüe Atenas *Centro Educativo Bilingue Internacional CEBI * Instituto Técnico Superior Hispano America * Colegio Técnico Superior Tirso de Molina * Liceo Policial Galo Miño * Colegio Natalia Vaca * Institulo Agropecuario Luis A. Martinez Sports Ambateños enjoy a variety of sports, but none so much as soccer. Ambato plays host to two professional teams, playing in Ecuador's highest leagues: Macará (Club Social y Deportivo Macará) and Técnico (Club Deportivo Técnico Universitario) plays in Serie B (Ecuadorian Serie B). Both teams play in the centrally located Estadio Bellavista. Neither team has been wildly successful in Ecuador or beyond, however both maintain a loyal following of spectators. Matches between Macará and Técnico U. are known as ''El Clásico Ambateño'' (English: The Ambato Derby). In 2007 both teams briefly played in Serie A for the first time in over ten years. There are many other sports popular among Ambateños including basketball, tennis, swimming (Human swimming), and Ecuavolley. Ecuavolley is a variation of volleyball, played specifically in Ecuador. It features three players per team on a small court with a high net. Players normally use a soccer ball in place of a volleyball. Ecuavolley is extremely popular in Ambato and the surrounding regions. Basketball is also gaining popularity in Ambato. There is a very fierce rivalry in basketball between two of Ambato's largest high schools, Colegio Nacional Bolívar and Colegio Técnico Guayaquil. These games are usually hosted in the Coliseo Cerrado de Deportes, the large coliseum across the street from Estadio Bellavista. The Coliseo Cerrado is also the venue for the beauty pageant portion of the Festival of Fruits and Flowers. See also '''Estadio Bellavista''' is a multi-use stadium in Ambato (Ambato, Ecuador), Ecuador. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches and is the home stadium of Macará (Club Social y Deportivo Macará) and Técnico Universitario (Club Deportivo Técnico Universitario). The stadium holds 20,000 spectators and is located on Bolivariana Avenue, a main thoroughfare through the city of Ambato. History The stadium was built in 1945 and inaugurated in July of the same year. Four years later however, the stadium was significantly damaged by the earthquake that hit Ambato on August 5, 1949 (1949 Ambato earthquake). The stadium underwent a renovation and was reopened the next year. In 1993, Estadio Bellavista was one of the locations for Copa America (Copa America 1993) games. Ambato (Ambato, Ecuador) played host to Venezuela (Venezuela national football team), United States (United States men's national soccer team), and Uruguay (Uruguay national football team). Though set inland, Quevedo's geographic location makes it an important logistics link between the Pacific coastal area's main population centers like Guayaquil, Santo Domingo and Manta and cities in the Andes highlands such as Ambato (Ambato, Ecuador) and Quito ''http: Site Fijos ciudad.aspx'', "La Cuidad" Gobierno Municipal de Quevedo 10 August 2010 . Because of its location west of the Andes mountains and right next to the Vinces River (a major waterway and tributary to the Pacific Ocean), the city is vulnerable to flooding ''http: main ViewPlace 0 115386'' Columbia Gazetteer of the World, Quevedo 10 August 2010 . Quevedo has a tropical wet climate, which, coupled with rich volcanic soils, produces excellent conditions for agriculture.

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