Quito Things to Do

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  • 1. Colonial Quito

    In the corner of Rocafuerte and García Moreno, next to Arco de la Reina, is the Iglesia and Monasterio de Carmen Alto. The convent was founded already in 1653 and it is built where Santa Mariana de...

  • 2. Mitad del Mundo

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Although a only short distance from Quito, it is very arid here. Be sure to bring sunglasses and sunscreen. The admission price is higher than others have reported: $3. There is an ethnologic...

  • 3. Museums

    Museo Numismático is housed in a building where Banco Central del Ecuador once was housed. It is a museum over different currencies used in Ecuador, from early times when grains and shells where used,...

  • 4. El Panecillo

    4 out of 5 stars

    El Panecillo is quite close to the city center so easy to get to. Don't go walking though! That's not so safe. The most special thing about going up here for me is that I finally had a good overview...

  • 5. Local Markets

    Mercado Central is a good place to come to if you want to eat a cheap meal. There are several eateries serving traditional Ecuadorian food and fresh fruit juices in the market building. And of course...

  • 6. The Basillica

    I've heard many deride this church. They say it is out of place with Quito's colonial Spanish style, they call it a gothic monstrosity. I like the place. It is...

  • 7. Free walking tour

    Free Walking Tours are a great way to get an introduction to a city, I've been on several in Europe (Krakow, Sofia, Sarajevo to name a few) and they've always...

  • 8. Calle de la Ronda

    One of the places I had looked forward to visiting was Calle de la Ronda, the place everyone said to go for dinner or drinks. Unfortunately, David wasn't...

  • 9. Day trip to Otavalo

    As tempting as the really cheap bus was, we decided to hire a private guide for the day to take us to Otavalo for the Saturday market. Our hotel arranged a...

  • 10. La Cima de La Libertad – Templo de la Patria

    La Cima de La Libertad is situated on the foothills of Volcán Pichincha and here a monument and military museum, Templo de la Patria, has been built on the site...

  • 11. Parque Bicentenario

    After the airport in Quito was moved from the city to the new location in Tababela, the old airport was transformed into a park. Parque Bicentenario was...

  • 12. Cathedral

    This is one of the largest but not most ornate churches in Quito. It is famous for the place where President Moreno died after being shot at the presidential...

  • 13. La Ronda

    This is a street in the historic center of Quito that has a lot of restaurants, clubs, and stores. It is a very pleasant and relaxing way to end a day here. The...

  • 14. Casa de la Cultura

    This is a cultural center with a collection of museums including museums of modern art, colonial art, and musical instruments. The biggest and most impressive...

  • 15. Otavalo Animal Market

    This is only open on Saturdays. It is right outside Otavalo so worthwhile if you're there on that day. Lots and lots of animals are for sale though I fear they...

  • 16. Otavalo Market

    This is a sidetrip from Quito (about two hours' on a scenic drive) and is definitely the biggest market of its kind that I have visited. It just goes on and on....

  • 17. La Basilica

    Huge edifice that is the largest neo-Gothic basilica in the Americas. Construction started more than 100 years ago but it remains unfinished. You can climb up...

  • 18. San Francisco Church and Convent

    A very large structure that has been called the "Escorial of the New World." Construction of it began not long after the founding of Quito in 1534. It also...

  • 19. Cementerio de San Diego

    Cementerio de San Diego is situated next to Convento de San Diego, and it is the oldest cemetery in Quito. It opened up in 1872 and here you can find the tombs...

  • 20. Parque Itchimbia

    Parque Itchimbia is situated on a hill east of Centro Histórico. You can come here to enjoy the great views over Quito, or to visit the Cultural Centre,...

  • 21. Centro Cultural Itchimbia

    Centro Cultural Itchimbia is situated in a large building made of glass and metal in Parque Itchimbia. The building is the old Santa Clara market-building,...

  • 22. Parque El Arbolito

    Parque El Arbolito is a neighbour of Parque El Ejido, just across Avenida 6 de Diciembre. There are not as many people in Parque de Arblito as there are in...

  • 23. Iglesia de Santa Teresita

    Iglesia de Santa Teresita is situated in the Mariscal district of Quito. The church has two tall towers and is built in a neo-gothic style. The church was...

  • 24. Basilica del Voto Nacional

    When we stood on El Panecillo, looking north, Marcello pointed out to us the Basilica del Voto Nacional, unusual in being of neo-Gothic design in predominantly...

  • 25. El TelefériQo

    This was one of the things I was most keen to do while in Quito. I love the experience of travelling in cable cars, chair lifts etc. and I love to get up high...

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