What to visit in Quito

Old Town (Historic Center): This is the historic heart of Quito and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can explore cobblestone streets, charming squares, stunning colonial churches like the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Church of the Society of Jesus, and fascinating museums like the Museum of the City and the Museum of Colonial Art.

El Panecillo: This iconic hill offers a panoramic view of the city and is home to the statue of the Virgin of Quito, which has become a symbol of the city.

The Basilica of the National Vow: This majestic basilica is one of the largest churches in South America and offers impressive architecture and panoramic views from its towers.

Mitad del Mundo: Although the actual geographic equator is located a few kilometers north of Quito, this tourist site marks the original believed location of the equator line. Here, you can take photos on the equator line and visit the monument and museum.

Quito Teleférico: This cable car takes you to the heights of the Andes Mountains, where you can enjoy stunning views of the city and the surrounding mountains.

La Capilla del Hombre: This contemporary art museum was created by the famous Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamín and houses many of his masterpieces as well as an impressive collection of pre-Columbian art

Metropolitan Park: This is Quito’s largest urban park, perfect for enjoying nature, hiking, biking, and panoramic views of the city.

The Botanical Garden: is situated in the Parque La Carolina, one of the largest urban parks in Quito. It’s easily accessible from various parts of the city, making it a convenient escape from the urban hustle and bustle.

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