Quito is to

Quito is to

It is a city located in the heart of the Andes, blessed by a spring climate all year round, surrounded by fabulous landscapes and prodigious mountains dominated by imposing nature. It has history everywhere, and has developed on historical monuments that have been kept intact since its construction.
Quito is the first Cultural Heritage of Humanity declared by UNESCO in 1978. Quito is full of wonderful corners with stories, legends and unique experiences. This website is a guide that will accompany you during your stay, with suggestions of where you can go, what to know and do it safely.

Welcome

1. Middle of the World

It is the most visited place in Ecuador, just 30 minutes from Quito. It is the monument that celebrates the location of our country.

2. Historic Center

Quito has many churches. Inside them, incalculable treasures of culture and history are kept, as a reminder of the best-preserved place in the world. Since Quito was a main city for the Inca empire, Spaniards reflected that importance undertaking construction and design of a fabulous religious architecture with particular care.

3. Traditional Neighborhoods

They are our home and they tell about our identity, how we live and feel. Visit us! We have the best-preserved Historic Center in Latin America. Quito was the first city to be declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and you will see why, when you get to appreciate the colonial architecture, art, food and traditions of our charming city, where there is a story at every step

4. Modern Quito

Since 1900, the boundaries of Quito have been extended to welcome a contemporary city, with various commercial and residential areas. Quito is established on the haciendas of that time, immense places with forests that gave rise to a city full of contrasts, surrounded by mountains and at Latitude Zero.

5. Gastronomy

Ecuador never ceases to surprise those who discover our food for the first time. Quito is the ideal place not only to taste the excellent local gastronomy, but also to discover the flavors of different typical dishes of the country.

6. Chocolate Capital

Ecuador today is the largest producer of fine aroma cocoa. Our country supplies the raw material for fine chocolates manufactured in different countries around the world. Our unmatched geographic conditions, have allowed the floral aroma of our cocoa to evolve into something unique, called Arriba Cocoa.

7. Chocó Andino

This is an exuberant nature setting, a mist-shrouded world, full of orchids, dominated by the flapping and hissing sounds of countless varieties of birds.

8. Andes

Ecuador is an adventure park, always full of surprises, one of the ideal countries to do extreme sports or go out to meet nature.

Discover natural attractions within walking distance of the city, with great opportunities for adventure sports and exploration!

9. Representative Animals

Taking into account the metropolitan limits of the city, Quito is one of the most mega diverse cities on the planet in terms of birds.

10. Holy Week

With souls from purgatory, devils, veronicas, cucuruchos and the typical flavor of fanesca, in Quito the Holy Week is lived like nowhere else on the planet. A culturally rich week, which maintains historical traditions that go beyond the purely religious, such as the Arrastre de Caudas (unique in the world) with more than 500 years of tradition, the Processions of Light, Silence, Solitude of María, of the Devils of Mercy, the Blessing of Fire and the famous Procession of Jesus del Gran Poder, in which more than 200,000 faithful, walk the streets of the Historic Center of Quito. Remember that at this time, you can also savor our fanesca, a dish full of flavor and also symbolism.

+1. Ancestral Wellbeing

Quito is not only a historical city due to its colonial tradition. Its history goes back to the indigenous people who inhabited our valleys and mountains for thousands of years. Ancestral cultures such as Yumbo or Quitu surround us in a world of mysticism and a unique worldview of our land. Before the Geodesic Mission, before Humbolt and before science and medicine as we know it today, our ancestors already valued the energy of the Center of the World and the intimate encounter between human beings and nature to heal body and soul and to understand earthly life and the afterlife and build complex societies based on it. Petroglyphs, yumbos, culuncos, ruins and hot springs and more will take you on a unique journey along the path of our first ancestors.

+2. Creative Tourism

In Quito you can find from cooking classes that will immerse you in the aromas of our traditional flavors, or learn how to make the best chocolate in the world, to traditional goldsmith and painting workshops; tour agroecological farms and experience the varied flavors of our craft beer and high-altitude coffee. You can learn more about the fascinating world of the famous Ecuadorian rose and delight in the art and culture that this city has to offer you; These are just some of the experiences that make Quito a truly creative destination.

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