Palacio del Antiguo Círculo Militar is an architectural standout in a neighborhood consisting of colonial homes. The bold stone façade features columns with composite order capitals and garland motifs. Perched on top is a sculpture of an Andean condor similar to the one on Ecuador’s coat of arms. The edifice appears much older than its 1936 completion date. Military Circle is the former Ecuadorian Army officers’ club. The facility now serves as a museum and venue for social events.