Located 100 mi/165 km south of Quito, Riobamba, Ecuador, has some fine old buildings and pretty views of the surrounding peaks.

The city's market is filled with woolen blankets, pigs and produce every Saturday, but there is also a smaller version on Wednesday. The market, frequented by Amerindians from the neighboring villages, sprawls through several town squares and streets.

If you want a break from the bustle of the market, head to the Museum of Sacred Art (paintings, sculptures and jewelry), housed in the old Convent of the Sisters of the Conception.

Riobamba also makes a good base for visiting Chimborazo. Visitors can also take a ride on the Devil's Nose Train through some breathtaking scenery on certain days of the week.

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