SOME ACTIVITIES IN QUITO

Romantic Tourism

SOME ACTIVITIES IN QUITO

Romantic Tourism

Spa / Wellness Center

This place had recognition for its healing energies since ancient times. These energies enhance treatments that are inspired by the elements of Nature. It is the ideal place for a few moments of relaxation and contemplation.

Hours:

Every day of the year

Price:

Prices vary according to the services received.

Address:

San Antonio de Pichincha, Pululahua Viewpoint.

Contact:

Phone: 2 23981322 2398122www.elcrater.comservicio@elcrater.com

It is a romantic hotel and Spa 90 minutes from Quito. Yumbo Spa and Resort is in the Andean Chocó, a biosphere reserve declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It has 13 hectares that we promise to take care of like a treasure. It is 66 km / 90 minutes by car from the Middle of the World in Quito and 45 km / 1 hour from Mindo.

Hours:

Every day, under reservation

Price:

Price depends on the chosen service

Adress:

Gualea Parish

Contact:

593 98 451 8509 / 593 98 411 7934

Papallacta is a small town in Ecuador that is at an altitude of 3,250 m in the Andes. It is near the Cordillera Oriental on the way from Quito to the Amazon rainforest. The tourist route from Quito to Papallacta passes through several small towns and villages before ascending to a maximum of 4,000 meters, where mountains and glaciers are visible.

Hour:

Sunday to Thursday from 09:00 to 20:00, Friday, Saturday and holidays from 09:00 to 21:00

Price:

Depends on the service

Address:

Km.65 Quito – Baeza route.

Contact:

+593 6 2895060 / +593 9 92753079

This place had recognition for its healing energies since ancient times. These energies enhance treatments that are inspired by the elements of Nature. It is the ideal place for a few moments of relaxation and contemplation.

Hours:

Every day of the year

Price:

Prices vary according to the services received.

Address:

San Antonio de Pichincha, Pululahua Viewpoint.

Contact:

Phone: 2 23981322 2398122www.elcrater.comservicio@elcrater.com

It is a romantic hotel and Spa 90 minutes from Quito. Yumbo Spa and Resort is in the Andean Chocó, a biosphere reserve declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It has 13 hectares that we promise to take care of like a treasure. It is 66 km / 90 minutes by car from the Middle of the World in Quito and 45 km / 1 hour from Mindo.

Hours:

Every day, under reservation

Price:

Price depends on the chosen service

Adress:

Gualea Parish

Contact:

593 98 451 8509 / 593 98 411 7934

Papallacta is a small town in Ecuador that is at an altitude of 3,250 m in the Andes. It is near the Cordillera Oriental on the way from Quito to the Amazon rainforest. The tourist route from Quito to Papallacta passes through several small towns and villages before ascending to a maximum of 4,000 meters, where mountains and glaciers are visible.

Hour:

Sunday to Thursday from 09:00 to 20:00, Friday, Saturday and holidays from 09:00 to 21:00

Price:

Depends on the service

Address:

Km.65 Quito – Baeza route.

Contact:

+593 6 2895060 / +593 9 92753079

Gastronomy

Shungo Solitario is a Modern Native Cuisine restaurant. Our menu combines the best of the gastronomies of the Coast and the Sierra / Highlands. We base our gastronomic proposal on the food coming from the Shungo (heart in Quechua), this food comes from memory, from our childhood, from our families. We respect the ingredients and traditions and elevate them to haute cuisine dishes.

Hours:

Wednesday to Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Price:

50 USD to 60 USD

Address:

Valparaiso N9 -117 and Briceño

Contact:

+593 986 441 345

“Mishki Lab – The Laboratory of the Tasty” a proposal of the Quito Eterno Foundation to rescue the importance of Ecuadorian food as heritage. Our cooking workshops bring people closer to food heritage from different choices.

Hours:

4 Workshops a year

Price:

Free

Address:

La Ronda, Quito Eterno

Contacto:

Mishki Lab+593 2 228 9506

Laboratorio is an incubator of concepts. Here chefs from various fields present their style and vision through a rotating menu, varied and always of the highest quality. Laboratorio supports chefs and cooks from Ecuador and the world with unique, fresh, and environmentally ethical ideas, and they present to our guests an innovative, delicious, and ever-changing menu.

Hours:

Tuesday 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Wednesday to Friday 12:30 pm to 4 pm / 6:30 pm to 10pm. Saturdays 12:00 pm to 4pm

Price:

Varies according to activity and products. From $ 35 per person

Address:

Lizardo García E10-64 and Tamayo

Contact:

+593 98 602 0551 / +593 225 54365

Hotel Carlota opens their kitchen doors to the public to prepare a 3-course Ecuadorian menu (starter, main course, and dessert or house gin) that they can later taste.

Hours:

12h30 – 14h00 Monday to Friday

Price:

Ingredients: USD 55 per pax / Cooking classes: USD 35 per pax

Address:

Benalcázar N6-26 y Mejía

Contact:

Hotel Carlota +593 2 380 1410

It is a sample of funerary architecture with several tombs shaped like deep wells with a central chamber. The construction took place between 200 AD. and 680 A.D. The funerary thinking of ancient inhabitants in the Quito valley was the idea of ​​a life after death. Thus, we find the rich and beautiful grave goods with which they buried their dead, the spondylus shell decorations, the symbolic designs in the ceramics of the burials, and the fine metal works that keep various ornaments placed on the deceased.

Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Price:

15 USD to 60 USD

Address:

Corner of Venezuela and Espejo Streets

Contact:

593 987138036 – Santiago García – info@casagangotena.comCasa Gangotena

Shungo Solitario is a Modern Native Cuisine restaurant. Our menu combines the best of the gastronomies of the Coast and the Sierra / Highlands. We base our gastronomic proposal on the food coming from the Shungo (heart in Quechua), this food comes from memory, from our childhood, from our families. We respect the ingredients and traditions and elevate them to haute cuisine dishes.

Hours:

Wednesday to Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Price:

50 USD to 60 USD

Address:

Valparaiso N9 -117 and Briceño

Contact:

+593 986 441 345

“Mishki Lab – The Laboratory of the Tasty” a proposal of the Quito Eterno Foundation to rescue the importance of Ecuadorian food as heritage. Our cooking workshops bring people closer to food heritage from different choices.

Hours:

4 Workshops a year

Price:

Free

Address:

La Ronda, Quito Eterno

Contacto:

Mishki Lab+593 2 228 9506

Laboratorio is an incubator of concepts. Here chefs from various fields present their style and vision through a rotating menu, varied and always of the highest quality. Laboratorio supports chefs and cooks from Ecuador and the world with unique, fresh, and environmentally ethical ideas, and they present to our guests an innovative, delicious, and ever-changing menu.

Hours:

Tuesday 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Wednesday to Friday 12:30 pm to 4 pm / 6:30 pm to 10pm. Saturdays 12:00 pm to 4pm

Price:

Varies according to activity and products. From $ 35 per person

Address:

Lizardo García E10-64 and Tamayo

Contact:

+593 98 602 0551 / +593 225 54365

Hotel Carlota opens their kitchen doors to the public to prepare a 3-course Ecuadorian menu (starter, main course, and dessert or house gin) that they can later taste.

Hours:

12h30 – 14h00 Monday to Friday

Price:

Ingredients: USD 55 per pax / Cooking classes: USD 35 per pax

Address:

Benalcázar N6-26 y Mejía

Contact:

Hotel Carlota +593 2 380 1410

It is a sample of funerary architecture with several tombs shaped like deep wells with a central chamber. The construction took place between 200 AD. and 680 A.D. The funerary thinking of ancient inhabitants in the Quito valley was the idea of ​​a life after death. Thus, we find the rich and beautiful grave goods with which they buried their dead, the spondylus shell decorations, the symbolic designs in the ceramics of the burials, and the fine metal works that keep various ornaments placed on the deceased.

Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Price:

15 USD to 60 USD

Address:

Corner of Venezuela and Espejo Streets

Contact:

593 987138036 – Santiago García – info@casagangotena.comCasa Gangotena

Natural Heritage

It is a sample of funerary architecture with several tombs shaped like deep wells with a central chamber. The construction took place between 200 AD. and 680 A.D. The funerary thinking of ancient inhabitants in the Quito valley was the idea of ​​a life after death. Thus, we find the rich and beautiful grave goods with which they buried their dead, the spondylus shell decorations, the symbolic designs in the ceramics of the burials, and the fine metal works that keep various ornaments placed on the deceased.

Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Price:

Free Entry

Address:

Antonio Costas and César Villares – La Florida Sector.

Contact:

+593 2 3 803 043+593 2 2 242 313 / lafloridareservas@gmail.com

The park crosses the entire Virgin Paramo and part of the Papallacta Paramo. These places have an extensive lake system. This wide moor extends to an altitude range that goes between 3,500 to 4,300 m.a.s.l. It is known as a Ramsar Site of regional interest, given its economic, cultural, and natural importance.

Hours:

Everyday of the year.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Entrance on the road to Papallacta. La Virgen Sector

Contact:

www.ambiente.gob.ec – Ministerio del Ambiente: 2110370 – Facebook: Parque Nacional Cayambe-Coca

It is an archaeological center of 35 hectares, where a large number of remains of aboriginal communities still exist, especially architectural remains. Here you will find the remains of villages and houses made of mud and thatched roofs, surrounded by stone walls. There is also evidence of shallow graves located very close to the housing structures.

Hours:

Wednesdays to Sundays from 09h00 to 16h00.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Mariana de Jesús Ave. and Valderrama.

Contact:

593 2 224-2313

This forest is a sanctuary for wildlife, which is part of the National System of Protected Areas. It is home to several species of flora and fauna that belong to the Andean forest. Many of them no longer exist in any other area of ​​the Andes.

Hours:

Everyday of the year.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Amaguaña Parish, Distance from Quito: 50.1 Km

Contact:

www.ambiente.gob.ec – Teléfono: 0998945704 – Facebook: Refugio de vida Pasochoa

Pululahua is an isolated and quiet space near the city of Quito. Every afternoon moisture-laden clouds arrive from the Pacific coast, hiding the life of this caldera under a white blanket. It is the only protected area in the country with the category of “Geobotanical Reserve” since its geology and volcanological history are very particular.

Hours:

Mondays to Sundays from 08h00 to 17h00

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Calle Eduardo Kingman Av. Manuel Córdova Galarza (sector Ventanillas)

Contacto:

Ministerio de Ambiente (02) 398-7600 / 2396543

Tulipe has seven sunken structures: two semicircular, two rectangular, one square, one polygonal, and one circular. They used the pools for rites of purification, initiation, fertility, and gratitude. Along with these stone structures, there are petroglyphs, drawings carved in stone, which show a symbology that intimately relates the human being with the cosmos. Around this Ceremonial Center are the Tolas, structures, or mounds built on different heights for housing, burials, or rituals.

Hours:

Wednesdays to Sundays from 09h00 to 16h00.

Price:

Adults USD 3.00. Children and seniors USD 1.00.

Adress:

Tulipe – Nanegalito. 70 km from Quito.

Contacto:

Estefanía Pavón Palacios 593 3629605 // estefania.pavon@quito.gob.ec

It is a sample of funerary architecture with several tombs shaped like deep wells with a central chamber. The construction took place between 200 AD. and 680 A.D. The funerary thinking of ancient inhabitants in the Quito valley was the idea of ​​a life after death. Thus, we find the rich and beautiful grave goods with which they buried their dead, the spondylus shell decorations, the symbolic designs in the ceramics of the burials, and the fine metal works that keep various ornaments placed on the deceased.

Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Price:

Free Entry

Address:

Antonio Costas and César Villares – La Florida Sector.

Contact:

+593 2 3 803 043+593 2 2 242 313 / lafloridareservas@gmail.com

The park crosses the entire Virgin Paramo and part of the Papallacta Paramo. These places have an extensive lake system. This wide moor extends to an altitude range that goes between 3,500 to 4,300 m.a.s.l. It is known as a Ramsar Site of regional interest, given its economic, cultural, and natural importance.

Hours:

Everyday of the year.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Entrance on the road to Papallacta. La Virgen Sector

Contact:

www.ambiente.gob.ec – Ministerio del Ambiente: 2110370 – Facebook: Parque Nacional Cayambe-Coca

It is an archaeological center of 35 hectares, where a large number of remains of aboriginal communities still exist, especially architectural remains. Here you will find the remains of villages and houses made of mud and thatched roofs, surrounded by stone walls. There is also evidence of shallow graves located very close to the housing structures.

Hours:

Wednesdays to Sundays from 09h00 to 16h00.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Mariana de Jesús Ave. and Valderrama.

Contact:

593 2 224-2313

This forest is a sanctuary for wildlife, which is part of the National System of Protected Areas. It is home to several species of flora and fauna that belong to the Andean forest. Many of them no longer exist in any other area of ​​the Andes.

Hours:

Everyday of the year.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Amaguaña Parish, Distance from Quito: 50.1 Km

Contact:

www.ambiente.gob.ec – Teléfono: 0998945704 – Facebook: Refugio de vida Pasochoa

Pululahua is an isolated and quiet space near the city of Quito. Every afternoon moisture-laden clouds arrive from the Pacific coast, hiding the life of this caldera under a white blanket. It is the only protected area in the country with the category of “Geobotanical Reserve” since its geology and volcanological history are very particular.

Hours:

Mondays to Sundays from 08h00 to 17h00

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Calle Eduardo Kingman Av. Manuel Córdova Galarza (sector Ventanillas)

Contacto:

Ministerio de Ambiente (02) 398-7600 / 2396543

Tulipe has seven sunken structures: two semicircular, two rectangular, one square, one polygonal, and one circular. They used the pools for rites of purification, initiation, fertility, and gratitude. Along with these stone structures, there are petroglyphs, drawings carved in stone, which show a symbology that intimately relates the human being with the cosmos. Around this Ceremonial Center are the Tolas, structures, or mounds built on different heights for housing, burials, or rituals.

Hours:

Wednesdays to Sundays from 09h00 to 16h00.

Price:

Adults USD 3.00. Children and seniors USD 1.00.

Adress:

Tulipe – Nanegalito. 70 km from Quito.

Contacto:

Estefanía Pavón Palacios 593 3629605 // estefania.pavon@quito.gob.ec

Rural

An exemplary community organization-wise. Located just one hour northwest of Quito in the Calacalí parish, at an altitude of 2,650 meters above sea level, in a cloud forest area.

Hours:

Every day of the year. Previous reservation

Price:

It depends on the services and the tour package purchased.

Adress:

Calacalí – La Independencia. Road Km 26

Contact:

Rolando Collaguazo – +593 99 797 2109+593 98 021 5476+593 09 995 41537info@yunguilla.org.ecYunguilla

Yanacocha is a private reserve managed and administered by Fundación Jocotoco Yanacocha. It is in the parish of Nono, about 45 minutes by car from the city of Quito, on the western slope of the Pichincha volcano. It has an area of ​​1080 Hectares, and its ecosystem is high Andean paramo and forest.

Hours:

The opening hours for visiting the trails are from 07:00 to 15:30.

Price:

According to the required services

Adress:

Yanacocha is about 45 minutes by car from Quito, via Nono or Ecoruta Paseo del Quinde (which begins at a detour from Avenida Occidental “Barrio Mena del Hierro”). Detour towards Piñan (EPMAPS) 10 km.

Contact:

Fundación Jocotoco +593 (02) 2 505 212 info@fjocotoco.org

Pululahua is an isolated and quiet space near the city of Quito. Every afternoon moisture-laden clouds arrive from the Pacific coast, hiding the life of this caldera under a white blanket. It is the only protected area in the country with the category of “Geobotanical Reserve” since its geology and volcanological history are very particular.

Hours:

Mondays to Sundays from 08h00 to 17h00

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Calle Eduardo Kingman Av. Manuel Córdova Galarza (sector Ventanillas)

Contact:

Ministerio de Ambiente (02) 398-7600 / 2396543

The Maquipucuna Protected Forest is a humid ecosystem, a habitat where species such as the poisonous Maquipucuna frog, the spectacled bear, and many varieties of orchids and hummingbirds live. The tourist can enjoy a cup of organic coffee in the dining room while observing seven different hummingbird species that roam the drinking fountains hanging in the surroundings. Also possible: take day and night walks along the path of the spectacled bears ( 6 hours round trip); climb a tree 25 meters high to perhaps trying to spot the spectacled bears.

Hours:

Every day of the year. Previous reservation

Adress:

Located in Nanegal Parish. Detour to Marianitas.

Contact:

Rodrigo Ontaneda 2 2507201info@maquipucuna.org

It is in Nanegalito in the Northwest of Quito. This farm produces specialty coffee, recognized for its quality. The visitor gets a fascinating tourist experience of the high altitude coffee. The activities here are experiential and recommended for coffee lovers and those who appreciate unique flavors and aromas. The visitor enjoys a wonderful experience surrounded by the beautiful natural environment of the Quito Chocó .

Hours:

Reservation 48 hours in advance.

Price:

Coffee tour $ 10. Lunch $ 12.

Adress:

Nanegalito

Contact:

Francisco Restrepo 593 9 97482646 / www.cafefrajares.com

In Mashpi Shungo, there are tropicultores, producers of artisan chocolate, who seek to perpetuate sustainable traditional agriculture. On the farm, they use local resources and knowledge to generate a production model, free of pesticides, and therefore no pollution for producers, consumers, biodiversity, water, and soil.

Hours:

All year. Previous reservation

Price:

According to the required services

Adress:

Pacto Parish. San José de Mashpi Town

Contact:

Alejandro Solano +593 96 773 1489 / http://www.chocomashpi.com/

Pambiliño is a school forest within an ecological reserve, where biodiversity, along with the provided guidance, will allow you to find the natural intelligence that we all carry within.

Hours:

All year. Previous reservation

Price:

According to the required services

Adress:

Pacto Parish. San José de Mashpi Town

Contact:

Alejandro Solano Oliver Torres +593 997 826 101+593 991 765 850

Bellavista is a dream come true. It is a place on top of a mountain, shaped by the visitor’s needs, with a spectacular view of the cloud forest. Located in the Chocó Andino bioregion, there is one of the best birdwatching areas in Ecuador and the world. This area has won the Audubon Bird Count multiple times. Recently, they declared the Nono – Tandayapa – Mindo highway as the first Eco route in the country. The diverse habitats of this region shelter more than 330 species of birds and other living things from the region in general.

Hours:

Every day of the year. Previous reservation

Price:

Packages from $ 110 per day

Adress:

Vía Quito – Nanegalito km 52, 12km from the main road.

Contacto:

593 2232313 / info@bellavistacloudforest.com

Mashpi Lodge rises to 950 meters above sea level. You will find it between tropical forests and cloud forests, in the heart of a private reserve of 1,200 hectares of exuberant vegetation, with almost 70% of primary forest.

Hours:

All year. Previous reservation

Price:

According to the required services

Adress:

Pacto Parish. Pacto-Mashpi Road

Contact:

593 2-400-4100 – Reservaciones: 593-2-400-4088 – Agentes de viajes: (+1)-844 225-9984

Papallacta is a small town in Ecuador that is at an altitude of 3,250 m in the Andes. It is near the Cordillera Oriental on the way from Quito to the Amazon rainforest. The tourist route from Quito to Papallacta passes through several small towns and villages before ascending to a maximum of 4,000 meters, where mountains and glaciers are visible.

Hours:

Sunday to Thursday from 09:00 to 20:00, Friday, Saturday and holidays from 09:00 to 21:00

Price:

Depends on the service

Adress:

Km.65 Quito – Baeza route.

Contact:

593 6 2895060 / 593 9 92753079

An exemplary community organization-wise. Located just one hour northwest of Quito in the Calacalí parish, at an altitude of 2,650 meters above sea level, in a cloud forest area.

Hours:

Every day of the year. Previous reservation

Price:

It depends on the services and the tour package purchased.

Adress:

Calacalí – La Independencia. Road Km 26

Contact:

Rolando Collaguazo – +593 99 797 2109+593 98 021 5476+593 09 995 41537info@yunguilla.org.ecYunguilla

Yanacocha is a private reserve managed and administered by Fundación Jocotoco Yanacocha. It is in the parish of Nono, about 45 minutes by car from the city of Quito, on the western slope of the Pichincha volcano. It has an area of ​​1080 Hectares, and its ecosystem is high Andean paramo and forest.

Hours:

The opening hours for visiting the trails are from 07:00 to 15:30.

Price:

According to the required services

Adress:

Yanacocha is about 45 minutes by car from Quito, via Nono or Ecoruta Paseo del Quinde (which begins at a detour from Avenida Occidental “Barrio Mena del Hierro”). Detour towards Piñan (EPMAPS) 10 km.

Contact:

Fundación Jocotoco +593 (02) 2 505 212 info@fjocotoco.org

Pululahua is an isolated and quiet space near the city of Quito. Every afternoon moisture-laden clouds arrive from the Pacific coast, hiding the life of this caldera under a white blanket. It is the only protected area in the country with the category of “Geobotanical Reserve” since its geology and volcanological history are very particular.

Hours:

Mondays to Sundays from 08h00 to 17h00

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Calle Eduardo Kingman Av. Manuel Córdova Galarza (sector Ventanillas)

Contact:

Ministerio de Ambiente (02) 398-7600 / 2396543

The Maquipucuna Protected Forest is a humid ecosystem, a habitat where species such as the poisonous Maquipucuna frog, the spectacled bear, and many varieties of orchids and hummingbirds live. The tourist can enjoy a cup of organic coffee in the dining room while observing seven different hummingbird species that roam the drinking fountains hanging in the surroundings. Also possible: take day and night walks along the path of the spectacled bears ( 6 hours round trip); climb a tree 25 meters high to perhaps trying to spot the spectacled bears.

Hours:

Every day of the year. Previous reservation

Adress:

Located in Nanegal Parish. Detour to Marianitas.

Contact:

Rodrigo Ontaneda 2 2507201info@maquipucuna.org

It is in Nanegalito in the Northwest of Quito. This farm produces specialty coffee, recognized for its quality. The visitor gets a fascinating tourist experience of the high altitude coffee. The activities here are experiential and recommended for coffee lovers and those who appreciate unique flavors and aromas. The visitor enjoys a wonderful experience surrounded by the beautiful natural environment of the Quito Chocó .

Hours:

Reservation 48 hours in advance.

Price:

Coffee tour $ 10. Lunch $ 12.

Adress:

Nanegalito

Contact:

Francisco Restrepo 593 9 97482646 / www.cafefrajares.com

In Mashpi Shungo, there are tropicultores, producers of artisan chocolate, who seek to perpetuate sustainable traditional agriculture. On the farm, they use local resources and knowledge to generate a production model, free of pesticides, and therefore no pollution for producers, consumers, biodiversity, water, and soil.

Hours:

All year. Previous reservation

Price:

According to the required services

Adress:

Pacto Parish. San José de Mashpi Town

Contact:

Alejandro Solano +593 96 773 1489 / http://www.chocomashpi.com/

Pambiliño is a school forest within an ecological reserve, where biodiversity, along with the provided guidance, will allow you to find the natural intelligence that we all carry within.

Hours:

All year. Previous reservation

Price:

According to the required services

Adress:

Pacto Parish. San José de Mashpi Town

Contact:

Alejandro Solano Oliver Torres +593 997 826 101+593 991 765 850

Bellavista is a dream come true. It is a place on top of a mountain, shaped by the visitor’s needs, with a spectacular view of the cloud forest. Located in the Chocó Andino bioregion, there is one of the best birdwatching areas in Ecuador and the world. This area has won the Audubon Bird Count multiple times. Recently, they declared the Nono – Tandayapa – Mindo highway as the first Eco route in the country. The diverse habitats of this region shelter more than 330 species of birds and other living things from the region in general.

Hours:

Every day of the year. Previous reservation

Price:

Packages from $ 110 per day

Adress:

Vía Quito – Nanegalito km 52, 12km from the main road.

Contacto:

593 2232313 / info@bellavistacloudforest.com

Mashpi Lodge rises to 950 meters above sea level. You will find it between tropical forests and cloud forests, in the heart of a private reserve of 1,200 hectares of exuberant vegetation, with almost 70% of primary forest.

Hours:

All year. Previous reservation

Price:

According to the required services

Adress:

Pacto Parish. Pacto-Mashpi Road

Contact:

593 2-400-4100 – Reservaciones: 593-2-400-4088 – Agentes de viajes: (+1)-844 225-9984

Papallacta is a small town in Ecuador that is at an altitude of 3,250 m in the Andes. It is near the Cordillera Oriental on the way from Quito to the Amazon rainforest. The tourist route from Quito to Papallacta passes through several small towns and villages before ascending to a maximum of 4,000 meters, where mountains and glaciers are visible.

Hours:

Sunday to Thursday from 09:00 to 20:00, Friday, Saturday and holidays from 09:00 to 21:00

Price:

Depends on the service

Adress:

Km.65 Quito – Baeza route.

Contact:

593 6 2895060 / 593 9 92753079

Urban

The proximity of the Rucu Mountain to the city and the ease of getting there by cable car / Teleférico makes it a favorite place for tourism and sports training.

Hours:

Every day of the year

Adress:

Entrance through Av. Occidental (around La Gasca Ave.)

Contact:

Pamela Vargas 593 984066226 / https://teleferico.com.ec/

The proximity of the Rucu Mountain to the city and the ease of getting there by cable car / Teleférico makes it a favorite place for tourism and sports training.

Hours:

Every day of the year

Adress:

Entrance through Av. Occidental (around La Gasca Ave.)

Contact:

Pamela Vargas 593 984066226 / https://teleferico.com.ec/

Creative

In these workshops, you will learn more about bees: how they are born, how long they live, and their functions on earth. Additionally, visitors will enjoy the fresh flavors of freshly harvested honey from the hive. There are bees in test tubes so that visitors are closer to the world of these incredible insects.

Hours:

Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 16:00

Price:

8 USD , 15 USD, 20 USD

Adress:

Morales St. – La Ronda Casa 925

Contact:

593 (02) 2957305 / 593 985004043 / 593 981862257

It is in Nanegalito in the Northwest of Quito. This farm produces specialty coffee, recognized for its quality. The visitor gets a fascinating tourist experience of the high altitude coffee. The activities here are experiential and recommended for coffee lovers and those who appreciate unique flavors and aromas. The visitor enjoys a wonderful experience surrounded by the beautiful natural environment of the Quito Chocó .

Hours:

Reservation 48 hours in advance.

Price:

Coffee tour $ 10. Lunch $ 12.

Adress:

Nanegalito

Contact:

Francisco Restrepo 593 9 97482646 / www.cafefrajares.com

In its workshops, you will review new urban trends that aim to highlight the magnitude and variety of cultural practices of all kinds.

Hours:

Everyday. Mornings: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Afternoons: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Price:

90 USD to 140 USD

Adress:

José Antepara E3-89 and Vicente León (San Blas Sector)

Contact:

akelartex@gmail.com593 980792805

Chef Francisco Larco invites you to explore the customs of Quito in the 18th century, with Ecuadorian coffee and potted tortillas that were served in the middle of the afternoon.

Hours:

Monday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Price:

Prices vary depending on the product, from $ 5 to $ 64

Adress:

Reina Victoria N24-263 and Lizardo García

Contact:

593 (02) 2 239 – 469 / 593 (02) 2 558 – 440chef@galeriaecuador.com Facebook: @organicbistro

A place where each member´s strengths come together to create a synergy of ideas that provide projects and services with added value to the market. Casa DaVinci was born as an innovative coworking for designers, creatives, artists, entrepreneurial photographers, SMEs, freelancers, and professionals related to the arts and design.

Hours:

Dates defined by the establishment

Price:

Rates according to plan

Adress:

Tomás Bermur N39-292 and Francisco Urrutia

Contact:

593 (02) 244-8437 / 593 (02) 224-6137 / (593) 098-385-3339 Facebook: @casadavinci.coworking

The Municipality of Quito, through the ‘House of the Bands’, invites the public to participate of different workshops. They will go from October 2019 – August 2020.

Hours:

Monday to Saturday from 08:00 to 18:00

Price:

Free

Adress:

Valparaíso N4-40. La Tola Neighborhood

Contact:

casadelasbandasq@gmail.com – Facebook:@casabandasquito – 593 (02) 2282208

It is a project with more than 15 years in research, innovation, and enhancing AGAVE ANDINO culture. Agave is the only product processed in this artisan production center. You can interact deeply with the magical processes of extraction, transformation, pasteurization, fermentation, styling, resting of the well-known chawarmiski. You can enter the environmental interpretation area and see the agave plant and its planting and growth process.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Price:

$5.00 Admission to the museum and experience

Adress:

Quishuar N3-29 and Casitagua. Pomasqui

Contact:

593- 2-2354426593 99 831 6455

The hotel is in the emblematic Plaza San Francisco, in the heart of the Historic Center of Quito. The building is a historic mansion restored recently. Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel has three floors and 31 rooms, with a classic, elegant and sophisticated architectural style. It has contemporary design, antiques, fine finishes, technology, and maximum comfort.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 9:00 a 18:00

Price:

15 to 60 USD

Adress:

Venezuela y Espejo, esquina.

Contact:

Santiago García 593 987138036info@casagangotena.comwww.casagangotena.com

Very close to the Middle of the World is the gourmet brewery La Quiteña. There, you taste craft beer along with artisanal sausages made in the same place. Besides, some tours tell the story of the beer plant.

Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00

Price:

10 USD per person

Adress:

Manuel Córdova Galarza Ave. S4-187 and Marcelina Nolivos, Pomasqui.

Contact:

Andrés Erazo – 593 995528651

Shungo Solitario is a Modern Native Cuisine restaurant. Our menu combines the best of the gastronomies of the Coast and the Sierra / Highlands. We base our gastronomic proposal on the food coming from the Shungo (heart in Quechua), this food comes from memory, from our childhood, from our families. We respect the ingredients and traditions and elevate them to haute cuisine dishes.

Hours:

Wednesday to Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Price:

50 to 60 USD

Adress:

Valparaiso N9 -117 y Briceño

Contact:

0986441345

Mishki Lab – The Laboratory of the Tasty” a proposal of the Quito Eterno Foundation to rescue the importance of Ecuadorian food as heritage. Our cooking workshops bring people closer to food heritage from different choices.

Hours:

4 Workshops a year

Price:

Free

Adress:

La Ronda, Quito Eterno

Contact:

https://quitoeterno.org/mishki-lab/ 593 2 228 9506

Laboratorio is an incubator of concepts. Here chefs from various fields present their style and vision through a rotating menu of the highest quality. Laboratorio supports chefs and cooks from Ecuador and the world with unique, fresh, and environmentally ethical ideas, and they present to our guests an innovative, delicious, and ever-changing menu.

Hours:

Tuesday 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Wednesday to Friday 12:30 pm to 4 pm / 6:30 pm to 10pm. Saturdays 12:00 pm to 4pm

Price:

Varies according to activity and products. From $ 35 per person

Adress:

Lizardo García E10-64 and Tamayo

Contact:

(593) 98 602 0551 / 255 4365

Hotel Carlota opens their kitchen doors to the public to prepare a 3-course Ecuadorian menu (starter, main course, and dessert or house gin) that they can later taste.

Hours:

12h30 – 14h00 Monday to Friday

Price:

Ingredients: USD 55 per pax / Cooking classes: USD 35 per pax

Adress:

Benalcázar N6-26 and Mejía

Contact:

Hotel Carlota – 593 (02) 380-1410

It is the ideal place to learn and taste the varieties of craft beers. Here you will know the history and production process. “Our beers are made to give you the same spirit and hospitality that characterizes us. We prepare each beer with the best ingredients, with harmony and unique styles that represent the pride of our family ”.

Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Price:

Prices vary according to the services received.

Adress:

Pucará #289 and Santa Ana, San Antonio

Contactc:

Pedro Navarro 593 (02) 2 396 967 – Facebook: Santa Ana Cervecería Artesanal

It is part of Manos en la Ronda. From the cocoa bean, Ecuadorian artisan products come to life. There is a “didactic tasting” where he explains: the national cocoa process, history, uses, chocolate elaboration, tempering, and the value of Ecuadorian cocoa in the world.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:00

Price:

Live Experience 5 – 10 USD

Adress:

1. Calle Morales – La Ronda Casa 989 2. García Moreno and Pasaje Amador; next to El Sagrario Church

Contact:

Bertrand Indemini / Cristina Báez 593 9 96258948593 (02) 2 288 121593 (02) 229 0020

Chulpi uses local products, responsible fishing, organic products, and modern cooking techniques to create a unique dining experience.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Price:

Prices vary according to the product.

Adress:

Ruiz de Castilla N27-123 and Selva Alegre

Contact:

593 99 252 9817chulpirestaurante@hotmail.com – Facebook:@chulpirestaurante

El Patio – Organic Traditional Food is a gastronomic and cultural communication center. This place informs about the activities and ventures within the Calacalí Parish, framed in concepts of sustainability and responsibility.

Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 12:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Price:

Varies according to activity and product from $ 5 to $ 15 per person

Adress:

Calacalí, Bolivar N5 – 86 and Miranda

Contact:

593 98 374 9723info@elpatioorganic.com

In Mashpi Shungo, there are tropicultores, producers of artisan chocolate, who seek to perpetuate sustainable traditional agriculture. On the farm, they use local resources and knowledge to generate a production model, free of pesticides, and therefore no pollution for producers, consumers, biodiversity, water, and soil.

Hours:

All year. Previous reservation

Price:

According to the required services

Adress:

Pacto Parish. San José de Mashpi Town

Contact:

Alejandro Solano +593 96 773 1489 / http://www.chocomashpi.com/

Pambiliño is a school forest within an ecological reserve where with the biodiversity and accompaniment they provide, you will be able to know the natural intelligence that we all carry inside.

Hour:

All year long. Prior reservation

Price:

According to the required services

Adress:

Pacto Parish. San José de Mashpi Town

Contact:

Oliver Torres +593 997 826 101+593 991 765 850

The traditional embroidery of the Kitu Kara people is part of an identity recovery initiative. This activity happens in Madrid by migrants from the north of Quito communes and the communal house of Llano Grande. Here women teach the basic stitches and the aesthetics of embroidery with ancestral identity.

Hour:

Every Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except holidays)

Price:

5 USD per person

Adress:

García Moreno St. and Eduardo Racines, Llano Grande

Contact:

593 987869364

It is a family space to watch theatrical performances. They make desserts, breakfast-Brunch. There are circus performances with live music and workshops for photography and theater.

Hours:

On dates defined by the establishment

Adress:

La Coruña N24-288. Mizu Building. La Floresta

Contact:

244-8437224-6137098-385-3339

Preparation of vegan truffles: as an introduction, there is an explanation of cacao worldwide, the history of cacao in Ecuador, and the history of Pacari chocolate. Step by step, vegan chocolate truffles are made with mostly Pacari products (99%) except for jam.

Hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00 to 18:00

Price:

Adults 12 USD Childre 10.10 USD

Adress:

Julio Zaldumbide N24-713. La Floresta

Contact:

(593) 380-9230https://www.pacari.com/

Chez Tiff Artesanal: Didactic experience with chocolate. Fine aroma coffee from Moraspungo combined with other endemic ingredients from Ecuador. Campos Goldsmith: the ancient craft of working hot iron in a forge and hitting it with different tools.

Hours:

Every day from 10h00 to 19:00

Price:

Free visit to the workshops. Live experience; prices vary according to the place.

Adress:

Juan de Dios Morales between Venezuela and Guayaquil. Casas 989 and 925.

Contact:

022288121 / 0996258948 / 0981862257

In the chocolate courses they learn this art: chocolate tempering and making basic chocolates and truffles.

Hours:

Monday to Friday 15h00 – 18h00

Price:

Children 15 USD Adults 20 USD

Adress:

La Tejedora, Distrito creativo, Cumbayá

Contact:

tachi@lavalle.com0999171374

In this workshop, the visitor will be in contact with Zuleta’s thirty-five-year experience in hand embroidery. In the embroidery workshops, you learn the traditional Ecuadorian technique of the province of Imbabura. Also, ideas are born for value-added products with a fine and quality finish.

Hours:

Friday and Saturday all year

Price:

Six-hour Workshop 100 USD. Materials included

Adress:

Colinas de Bellomonte, Building local #3. Portugal Ave. E10-286 between 6 de Diciembre y Catalina Aldaz

Contact:

593 999 156050www.catelina.com.ec

There are three types of Contemporaneo embroidery workshops. They take place in this space for women, where they recreate ancestral encounters about femininity, body, health, sexuality, sensuality, pleasures, pains, and knowledge, regardless of age. The goal is to empathize with each other, listen, respect, and heal each other if necessary.

Hours:

Monday to Saturdy From 09h00 – 16h00

Price:

Each workshop USD. 45

Adress:

Tanda Sector. Nayón Parish.

Contact:

0991897254

Aluminum embossing workshop, with application on glass, ceramics and wood. Cabuya workshop to convert objects for the home. Native jewelry workshop. Manufacture of jewelry using natural materials from the country, natural fibers, shawl straw, sheep wool. Needlefelting Workshop: Elaboration of figures and objects using sheep wool as raw material.

Hours:

Everyday from 09h00 a 18h00; Advance reservation

Price:

15 USD

Adress:

Tumbaco, Ilaló y jose Vinueza. Barrio La Morita

Contact:

0999823337
Ivonne Duran

Here you learn the construction of furniture inlaid with wood, shell, bone, mother-of-pearl, and metals. The most representative pieces of furniture are Bargueños. It is a workshop on the basic techniques of carving and inlaying in wood.

Hours:

Monday to Friday – 9:00 to 18:00

Price:

20 USD

Adress:

Morales St. – La Ronda casa 989

Contact:

José Luis Jiménez 0984441999jjimenezarteaga@gmail.com

In these workshops, you will learn more about bees: how they are born, how long they live, and their functions on earth. Additionally, visitors will enjoy the fresh flavors of freshly harvested honey from the hive. There are bees in test tubes so that visitors are closer to the world of these incredible insects.

Hours:

Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 16:00

Price:

8 USD , 15 USD, 20 USD

Adress:

Morales St. – La Ronda Casa 925

Contact:

593 (02) 2957305 / 593 985004043 / 593 981862257

It is in Nanegalito in the Northwest of Quito. This farm produces specialty coffee, recognized for its quality. The visitor gets a fascinating tourist experience of the high altitude coffee. The activities here are experiential and recommended for coffee lovers and those who appreciate unique flavors and aromas. The visitor enjoys a wonderful experience surrounded by the beautiful natural environment of the Quito Chocó .

Hours:

Reservation 48 hours in advance.

Price:

Coffee tour $ 10. Lunch $ 12.

Adress:

Nanegalito

Contact:

Francisco Restrepo 593 9 97482646 / www.cafefrajares.com

In its workshops, you will review new urban trends that aim to highlight the magnitude and variety of cultural practices of all kinds.

Hours:

Everyday. Mornings: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Afternoons: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Price:

90 USD to 140 USD

Adress:

José Antepara E3-89 and Vicente León (San Blas Sector)

Contact:

akelartex@gmail.com593 980792805

Chef Francisco Larco invites you to explore the customs of Quito in the 18th century, with Ecuadorian coffee and potted tortillas that were served in the middle of the afternoon.

Hours:

Monday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Price:

Prices vary depending on the product, from $ 5 to $ 64

Adress:

Reina Victoria N24-263 and Lizardo García

Contact:

593 (02) 2 239 – 469 / 593 (02) 2 558 – 440chef@galeriaecuador.com Facebook: @organicbistro

A place where each member´s strengths come together to create a synergy of ideas that provide projects and services with added value to the market. Casa DaVinci was born as an innovative coworking for designers, creatives, artists, entrepreneurial photographers, SMEs, freelancers, and professionals related to the arts and design.

Hours:

Dates defined by the establishment

Price:

Rates according to plan

Adress:

Tomás Bermur N39-292 and Francisco Urrutia

Contact:

593 (02) 244-8437 / 593 (02) 224-6137 / (593) 098-385-3339 Facebook: @casadavinci.coworking

The Municipality of Quito, through the ‘House of the Bands’, invites the public to participate of different workshops. They will go from October 2019 – August 2020.

Hours:

Monday to Saturday from 08:00 to 18:00

Price:

Free

Adress:

Valparaíso N4-40. La Tola Neighborhood

Contact:

casadelasbandasq@gmail.com – Facebook:@casabandasquito – 593 (02) 2282208

It is a project with more than 15 years in research, innovation, and enhancing AGAVE ANDINO culture. Agave is the only product processed in this artisan production center. You can interact deeply with the magical processes of extraction, transformation, pasteurization, fermentation, styling, resting of the well-known chawarmiski. You can enter the environmental interpretation area and see the agave plant and its planting and growth process.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Price:

$5.00 Admission to the museum and experience

Adress:

Quishuar N3-29 and Casitagua. Pomasqui

Contact:

593- 2-2354426593 99 831 6455

The hotel is in the emblematic Plaza San Francisco, in the heart of the Historic Center of Quito. The building is a historic mansion restored recently. Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel has three floors and 31 rooms, with a classic, elegant and sophisticated architectural style. It has contemporary design, antiques, fine finishes, technology, and maximum comfort.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 9:00 a 18:00

Price:

15 to 60 USD

Adress:

Venezuela y Espejo, esquina.

Contact:

Santiago García 593 987138036info@casagangotena.comwww.casagangotena.com

Very close to the Middle of the World is the gourmet brewery La Quiteña. There, you taste craft beer along with artisanal sausages made in the same place. Besides, some tours tell the story of the beer plant.

Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00

Price:

10 USD per person

Adress:

Manuel Córdova Galarza Ave. S4-187 and Marcelina Nolivos, Pomasqui.

Contact:

Andrés Erazo – 593 995528651

Shungo Solitario is a Modern Native Cuisine restaurant. Our menu combines the best of the gastronomies of the Coast and the Sierra / Highlands. We base our gastronomic proposal on the food coming from the Shungo (heart in Quechua), this food comes from memory, from our childhood, from our families. We respect the ingredients and traditions and elevate them to haute cuisine dishes.

Hours:

Wednesday to Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Price:

50 to 60 USD

Adress:

Valparaiso N9 -117 y Briceño

Contact:

0986441345

Mishki Lab – The Laboratory of the Tasty” a proposal of the Quito Eterno Foundation to rescue the importance of Ecuadorian food as heritage. Our cooking workshops bring people closer to food heritage from different choices.

Hours:

4 Workshops a year

Price:

Free

Adress:

La Ronda, Quito Eterno

Contact:

https://quitoeterno.org/mishki-lab/ 593 2 228 9506

Laboratorio is an incubator of concepts. Here chefs from various fields present their style and vision through a rotating menu of the highest quality. Laboratorio supports chefs and cooks from Ecuador and the world with unique, fresh, and environmentally ethical ideas, and they present to our guests an innovative, delicious, and ever-changing menu.

Hours:

Tuesday 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Wednesday to Friday 12:30 pm to 4 pm / 6:30 pm to 10pm. Saturdays 12:00 pm to 4pm

Price:

Varies according to activity and products. From $ 35 per person

Adress:

Lizardo García E10-64 and Tamayo

Contact:

(593) 98 602 0551 / 255 4365

Hotel Carlota opens their kitchen doors to the public to prepare a 3-course Ecuadorian menu (starter, main course, and dessert or house gin) that they can later taste.

Hours:

12h30 – 14h00 Monday to Friday

Price:

Ingredients: USD 55 per pax / Cooking classes: USD 35 per pax

Adress:

Benalcázar N6-26 and Mejía

Contact:

Hotel Carlota – 593 (02) 380-1410

It is the ideal place to learn and taste the varieties of craft beers. Here you will know the history and production process. “Our beers are made to give you the same spirit and hospitality that characterizes us. We prepare each beer with the best ingredients, with harmony and unique styles that represent the pride of our family ”.

Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Price:

Prices vary according to the services received.

Adress:

Pucará #289 and Santa Ana, San Antonio

Contactc:

Pedro Navarro 593 (02) 2 396 967 – Facebook: Santa Ana Cervecería Artesanal

It is part of Manos en la Ronda. From the cocoa bean, Ecuadorian artisan products come to life. There is a “didactic tasting” where he explains: the national cocoa process, history, uses, chocolate elaboration, tempering, and the value of Ecuadorian cocoa in the world.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:00

Price:

Live Experience 5 – 10 USD

Adress:

1. Calle Morales – La Ronda Casa 989 2. García Moreno and Pasaje Amador; next to El Sagrario Church

Contact:

Bertrand Indemini / Cristina Báez 593 9 96258948593 (02) 2 288 121593 (02) 229 0020

Chulpi uses local products, responsible fishing, organic products, and modern cooking techniques to create a unique dining experience.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Price:

Prices vary according to the product.

Adress:

Ruiz de Castilla N27-123 and Selva Alegre

Contact:

593 99 252 9817chulpirestaurante@hotmail.com – Facebook:@chulpirestaurante

El Patio – Organic Traditional Food is a gastronomic and cultural communication center. This place informs about the activities and ventures within the Calacalí Parish, framed in concepts of sustainability and responsibility.

Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 12:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Price:

Varies according to activity and product from $ 5 to $ 15 per person

Adress:

Calacalí, Bolivar N5 – 86 and Miranda

Contact:

593 98 374 9723info@elpatioorganic.com

In Mashpi Shungo, there are tropicultores, producers of artisan chocolate, who seek to perpetuate sustainable traditional agriculture. On the farm, they use local resources and knowledge to generate a production model, free of pesticides, and therefore no pollution for producers, consumers, biodiversity, water, and soil.

Hours:

All year. Previous reservation

Price:

According to the required services

Adress:

Pacto Parish. San José de Mashpi Town

Contact:

Alejandro Solano +593 96 773 1489 / http://www.chocomashpi.com/

Pambiliño is a school forest within an ecological reserve where with the biodiversity and accompaniment they provide, you will be able to know the natural intelligence that we all carry inside.

Hour:

All year long. Prior reservation

Price:

According to the required services

Adress:

Pacto Parish. San José de Mashpi Town

Contact:

Oliver Torres +593 997 826 101+593 991 765 850

The traditional embroidery of the Kitu Kara people is part of an identity recovery initiative. This activity happens in Madrid by migrants from the north of Quito communes and the communal house of Llano Grande. Here women teach the basic stitches and the aesthetics of embroidery with ancestral identity.

Hour:

Every Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except holidays)

Price:

5 USD per person

Adress:

García Moreno St. and Eduardo Racines, Llano Grande

Contact:

593 987869364

It is a family space to watch theatrical performances. They make desserts, breakfast-Brunch. There are circus performances with live music and workshops for photography and theater.

Hours:

On dates defined by the establishment

Adress:

La Coruña N24-288. Mizu Building. La Floresta

Contact:

244-8437224-6137098-385-3339

Preparation of vegan truffles: as an introduction, there is an explanation of cacao worldwide, the history of cacao in Ecuador, and the history of Pacari chocolate. Step by step, vegan chocolate truffles are made with mostly Pacari products (99%) except for jam.

Hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00 to 18:00

Price:

Adults 12 USD Childre 10.10 USD

Adress:

Julio Zaldumbide N24-713. La Floresta

Contact:

(593) 380-9230https://www.pacari.com/

Chez Tiff Artesanal: Didactic experience with chocolate. Fine aroma coffee from Moraspungo combined with other endemic ingredients from Ecuador. Campos Goldsmith: the ancient craft of working hot iron in a forge and hitting it with different tools.

Hours:

Every day from 10h00 to 19:00

Price:

Free visit to the workshops. Live experience; prices vary according to the place.

Adress:

Juan de Dios Morales between Venezuela and Guayaquil. Casas 989 and 925.

Contact:

022288121 / 0996258948 / 0981862257

In the chocolate courses they learn this art: chocolate tempering and making basic chocolates and truffles.

Hours:

Monday to Friday 15h00 – 18h00

Price:

Children 15 USD Adults 20 USD

Adress:

La Tejedora, Distrito creativo, Cumbayá

Contact:

tachi@lavalle.com0999171374

In this workshop, the visitor will be in contact with Zuleta’s thirty-five-year experience in hand embroidery. In the embroidery workshops, you learn the traditional Ecuadorian technique of the province of Imbabura. Also, ideas are born for value-added products with a fine and quality finish.

Hours:

Friday and Saturday all year

Price:

Six-hour Workshop 100 USD. Materials included

Adress:

Colinas de Bellomonte, Building local #3. Portugal Ave. E10-286 between 6 de Diciembre y Catalina Aldaz

Contact:

593 999 156050www.catelina.com.ec

There are three types of Contemporaneo embroidery workshops. They take place in this space for women, where they recreate ancestral encounters about femininity, body, health, sexuality, sensuality, pleasures, pains, and knowledge, regardless of age. The goal is to empathize with each other, listen, respect, and heal each other if necessary.

Hours:

Monday to Saturdy From 09h00 – 16h00

Price:

Each workshop USD. 45

Adress:

Tanda Sector. Nayón Parish.

Contact:

0991897254

Taller de repujado en aluminio, con aplicación sobre vidrio, Cerámica y madera Taller de cabuya para convertir objetos para el hogar Taller bisuteria nativa. Elaboración de bisuteria utilizando materiales naturales del país, fibras naturales, paja toquilla, lana de borrego. Taller de Needlefelting: Elaboración de figuras y objetos utilizando como materia prima lana de borrego.

Hours:

Everyday from 09h00 a 18h00; Advance reservation

Price:

15 USD

Adress:

Tumbaco, Ilaló y jose Vinueza. Barrio La Morita

Contact:

0999823337
Ivonne Duran

Arte de la construcción de muebles con incrustaciones de madera, concha, hueso, nácar y metales. Los muebles más representativos son los Bargueños. Se realiza un taller sobre las técnicas básicas de tallado y taraceado en madera, el visitante aprenderá sobre técnicas de trabajos en madera.

Hours:

Monday to Friday – 9:00 to 18:00

Price:

20 USD

Adress:

Morales St. – La Ronda casa 989

Contact:

José Luis Jiménez 0984441999jjimenezarteaga@gmail.com

Churches

The chapel is at the southern end of the facade of the Church of San Francisco. This chapel belonged originally to the Cofradía de la Veracruz de Los Naturales. It was one of the first to be established in Quito in the 16th century.

Hours:

Chapel open every day from 07:00 to 16:00

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Cuenca and Bolívar

Contact:

593 2 228 1124

The chapel´s construction honored a miracle that occurred in the ravine of the hill. That is why the building is located halfway through the ravine and the top of the hill.

Hours:

Every Sunday 09:00 am and Thursday at 5:00 pm

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Fernández Madrid N1-113 y Vicente Rocafuerte

Contact:

593 2 2956308

On the night of April 20, 1906, Jaime Chávez and Carlos Hermann alerted 34 other boarding students at Colegio San Gabriel of an unusual event. The eyes of the Virgin Mary were opening and closing. This image was on a painting of French origin. It was the image of the mother of Jesus in her invocation of La Dolorosa.

Hours:

Open from Monday to Friday from 09:30 to 18:30

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Benalcázar 562 y Sucre

Contacto:

593 2 2581 895

On the north side of the current 24 de Mayo Street in Quito, in front of the monument to the Ignotos Heroes, it is a small chapel topped by a modest half-orange dome of glazed bricks, which makes a bend in the said avenue.

Hours:

Sunday at 09:00. Only open for mass

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

24 de Mayo e Imbabura

The Monastery boasts an imposing colonial building, in which the bell tower stands out. Inside, you will discover the altarpiece of the four evangelists, the pulpit, the paintings, and the statue of Saint Diego. The side naves have a ribbed vault, and the square cloister has arches that rest on octagonal pillars.

Hours:

Church open from 09:00 to 12:00 and 14:30 to 17:00 Masses

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Cuenca y Rocafuerte

Contact:

228-6730

The rectangular cruciform church has side chapels: three high and two low on each side. The chapels have ornaments with grooved wooden pilasters that support an entablature. On the cornice, there are four immense semicircular oculi per side to illuminate the nave and the chapels, together with the window of the old choir.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Flores y Bolìvar

Contact:

593 2907005 Ext. 31774

The Puerta del Sur, an old parish of Quito, which today is the Barrio de San Sebastián, was born in 1580. It extends longitudinally at the foot of the Panecillo, its first church that is also the First indigenous church in Quito, constructed in 1568.

Hours:

Church open only for daily mass. Monday to Saturday at 7:00 a.m. and Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

Price:

Free entry to the church

Adress:

Loja St. and Antonio Borrero

Contact:

593-2- 2280195

Attached to the church is the convent, where the refectory is. It is possible to hold banquets and celebrations of marriages, baptisms, and all kinds of social and business events.

Hours:

Monday – Sunday: 07:00 to 7:00 pm

Price:

Free entry to the church

Adress:

Cuenca and Sucre

Contacto:

228 1124

It is a monument of Baroque and Moorish style. It has a peculiar stone frame: pilasters with superimposed niches, capitals with bearded heads, and the sun and the moon on the lintel. It measures 47 meters and is the highest in the Historic Center. It houses an English black moon clock.

Hours:

Church open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Precio:

Ingreso gratuito

Adress:

Cuenca and Chile

Contact:

2280743

The year after the Spanish founding of Quito in 1534, a country church was constructed, with a thatched roof and adobe walls. The construction of a real cathedral began at the end of the 16th century, in the main square of the colonial city and it was finished in 1565.

Hours:

Monday to Saturday from 09:30 to 17:00

Price:

Free entry to the Church

Adress:

$2.00 Nationals, $1.00 children students and elderly; $4.00 foreigna. Domes tour: $4.00 national y $6.00 foreign. Last admission: 4:45 pm.

Contact:

Magaly Vásquez – (593)-2-25703717

It is the monument that remembers the consecration of Ecuador to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This temple receives daily Catholics and tourists who visit this unique construction

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 06h00-20h00

Price:

USD. 1.00 in hours where there is no mass.

Adress:

Venezuela and Carchi

Contact:

Pamela Vargas – 593 984066226

The Church of Santa Bárbara in the Historic Center of Quito was built by Don Juan Pablo Sanz in the 16th century. The Jesuits lived here from August 1586 to January 1589. It is a modern church that preserves very few antiquities: some fabrics and some statues of various saints.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

García Moreno y Manabí

Contact:

(02) 255-8912

The church´s pulpit, as well as the coffered ceiling, in Mudejar Style, are considered treasures. Its ornamentation bears the mark of the 18th century Baroque, and its design presents a chalice next to a vine that rises between Solomonic columns.

Hours:

Church hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 6:00 p.m., Saturday 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Sunday 7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Benigno Vela 731 and Maldonado Ave. La Recoleta Sector

Contact:

593 2 2954026

The construction of the convent of San Agustín began in 1580 with architectural drawings by the Extremaduran architect Francisco Becerra. In 1906 the Spanish architect Juan del Corral took charge of the construction of the final church.

Hours:

Monday from 07:15 to 08:30; Tuesday to Friday from 07:15 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00; Saturday from 07:30 to 12:00 and Sunday from 07:30 to 13:00.

Price:

Free entry to the church

Adress:

Chile and Guayaquil.

Contact:

593-2-2955525

This neo-Gothic church from the 20th century is in the tourist and commercial area of ​​the city. It remains open every day, although there are no tourist tours.

Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 09h00 – 13h00 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Price:

Free entry to the Church

Adress:

Robles E4-27 and 9 de Octubre

Contact:

2230502 / 2528184

This recently restored church holds numerous and valuable works of Quito’s Baroque art. Currently, the convent opens to the public with a four-room museum, which houses more than 100 pieces, including sculptures, canvases, and fabrics from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Hours:

Tourist visits from 09:00 to 17:00. If you go with your guides, only in the morning and from 1:00 p.m. with guidance from the religious community

Price:

Free entry to the Church

Adress:

Espejo and Flores

Contact:

2287213

The parish of San Roque has existed since 1596. It is in the center-west of Quito. Currently, there is no element of the temple of that time. They built the current church between 1907 and 1916. Its style is eclectic.

Hours:

Monday to Friday 09:30 to 10:30

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Rocafuerte and Chimborazo

Contact:

2281 7830

The Church of San Marcos stands in the neighborhood of the same name, in the Historic Center. It is an architectural jewel and inside the religious images stand out, which are works of art.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Prices:

Free entry

Adress:

Javier Gutiérrez and Junín, San Marcos Plaza

Contact:

593 98 535 8069

The Church of San Blas is in the square of the same name. This square marked the northern limit of the city until the beginning of the 20th century. The church construction took place in the 16th century for the use of the indigenous people. Next to the church, there was an old Catholic cemetery, also for the indigenous population.

Hours:

Every day except Sunday

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Guayaquil and Francisco de Caldas

Contact:

593 2 255-8912

Between the hills of San Juan and El Placer is the Mercedarian Recollect Convent of Tejar. The construction was in the mid-18th century to replace a hermitage outside the old city.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

El Tejar N5-153 and Mariscal Sucre Ave.

Contact:

(593 2) 2150965

The Neapolitan Jesuit Marcos Guerra directed the foundation work for this church. In 1657 the Franciscan architect Antonio Rodríguez collaborated in the construction of the main chapel.

Hours:

Church open from 07:30 to 18:00.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

García Moreno and Espejo

Contact:

593-2-2284398

Nationals and foreigners visit the sanctuary every day of the year. Visitors increase during the weekends. The National Museum of Religious Art is here and is open on weekends (admission cost $ 1.00)

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 06h00-20h00 Saturdays and Sundays: 05h00-20h00

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

El Quinche Parish

Contact:

593 2 2387 153

This small church produces a feeling of peace that has little to do with its bloody colonial past. The northern end of the current La Alameda park was the battle scene between Conquistadors in the 16th century. This battle ended with the beheading of Viceroy Blasco Núñez de Vela. In commemoration, they built a modest chapel on that site. It was one of the first in Ecuadorian territory. The current church was born t at the end of the 18th century.

Hours:

Church open from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Sodiro 550 and Felipe Borja

Contact:

593-2- 222-4100

This 19th-century church houses beautiful works of French art. The construction follows the classic scheme of all the Good Shepherd Churches: a Latin cross plant. The building has a length of 34 meters and adobe walls that are 1.70 meters wide.

Hours:

Chapel open every day from 07:00 to 16:00

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Benigno Vela 731 and Maldonado Ave. La Recoleta Neighborhood

Contact:

593 2 3060185

The presbytery and the main altar are shining pieces, for the gilded wood and for the images of the Virgin of Quito or Inmaculada Apocalyptic. This work by Bernardo de Legarda and the Crucifix dominate the center. In the choir´s lower part, the altarpieces of La Dolorosa and Santa Mariana de Jesús; the niche of Santa Liberata, and the chapels of the Sagrada Familia and Cristo Rey are visible. On the eastern wall are the Chapel of Calvary and that of San Francisco. On each side of the transept, there are the Chapels of Santa Teresa and Santa Inés.

Hours:

Church open from Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 11:30 Saturday and Sunday: 07:00 to 11:30 and from 17:30 to 18:30/p>

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Chile and García Moreno

Contact:

593 2 2959823

Construction of the church began in November 1725, but it had to be suspended for lack of money. In 1735, Bishop Andrés Paredes Armendáriz assumed the cost of the building. The architectural complex of El Carmen conforms to the typologies of the monasteries of the Carmelite order.

Hours:

Church open only for daily mass, Monday to Saturday at 7:00 a.m. and Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Olmedo and Venezuela

Contacto:

593-2- 2589979 / 2581739

The identity of the author of the church plans is unknown. However, we can assume that Domingo Zampieri, who did the San Ignacio de Roma plans was the author since there is a similarity between the Quito and the Roman churches. It is also known of the friendship that the author had with the Jesuits. There are other possible architects: the Jesuit Horacio Grassi, who directed the construction of San Ignacio de Roma, or Brother Andrés Pozzi, who drew the altarpiece of San Ignacio del Gesú and also painted the fresco of San Ignacio located in the apse of the same church.

Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 09:30 to 18:30; Friday: 09:30 to 17:30; Saturdays: 09:30 to 16:15; Sunday: 12:30 to 16:15

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Calles García Moreno and Sucre.

The chapel is at the southern end of the facade of the Church of San Francisco. This chapel belonged originally to the Cofradía de la Veracruz de Los Naturales. It was one of the first to be established in Quito in the 16th century.

Hours:

Chapel open every day from 07:00 to 16:00

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Cuenca and Bolívar

Contact:

593 2 228 1124

The chapel´s construction honored a miracle that occurred in the ravine of the hill. That is why the building is located halfway through the ravine and the top of the hill.

Hours:

Every Sunday 09:00 am and Thursday at 5:00 pm

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Fernández Madrid N1-113 y Vicente Rocafuerte

Contact:

593 2 2956308

On the night of April 20, 1906, Jaime Chávez and Carlos Hermann alerted 34 other boarding students at Colegio San Gabriel of an unusual event. The eyes of the Virgin Mary were opening and closing. This image was on a painting of French origin. It was the image of the mother of Jesus in her invocation of La Dolorosa.

Hours:

Open from Monday to Friday from 09:30 to 18:30

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Benalcázar 562 y Sucre

Contacto:

593 2 2581 895

On the north side of the current 24 de Mayo Street in Quito, in front of the monument to the Ignotos Heroes, it is a small chapel topped by a modest half-orange dome of glazed bricks, which makes a bend in the said avenue.

Hours:

Sunday at 09:00. Only open for mass

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

24 de Mayo e Imbabura

The Monastery boasts an imposing colonial building, in which the bell tower stands out. Inside, you will discover the altarpiece of the four evangelists, the pulpit, the paintings, and the statue of Saint Diego. The side naves have a ribbed vault, and the square cloister has arches that rest on octagonal pillars.

Hours:

Church open from 09:00 to 12:00 and 14:30 to 17:00 Masses

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Cuenca y Rocafuerte

Contact:

228-6730

The rectangular cruciform church has side chapels: three high and two low on each side. The chapels have ornaments with grooved wooden pilasters that support an entablature. On the cornice, there are four immense semicircular oculi per side to illuminate the nave and the chapels, together with the window of the old choir.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Flores y Bolìvar

Contact:

593 2907005 Ext. 31774

The Puerta del Sur, an old parish of Quito, which today is the Barrio de San Sebastián, was born in 1580. It extends longitudinally at the foot of the Panecillo, its first church that is also the First indigenous church in Quito, constructed in 1568.

Hours:

Church open only for daily mass. Monday to Saturday at 7:00 a.m. and Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

Price:

Free entry to the church

Adress:

Loja St. and Antonio Borrero

Contact:

593-2- 2280195

Attached to the church is the convent, where the refectory is. It is possible to hold banquets and celebrations of marriages, baptisms, and all kinds of social and business events.

Hours:

Monday – Sunday: 07:00 to 7:00 pm

Price:

Free entry to the church

Adress:

Cuenca and Sucre

Contacto:

228 1124

It is a monument of Baroque and Moorish style. It has a peculiar stone frame: pilasters with superimposed niches, capitals with bearded heads, and the sun and the moon on the lintel. It measures 47 meters and is the highest in the Historic Center. It houses an English black moon clock.

Hours:

Church open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Precio:

Ingreso gratuito

Adress:

Cuenca and Chile

Contact:

2280743

The year after the Spanish founding of Quito in 1534, a country church was constructed, with a thatched roof and adobe walls. The construction of a real cathedral began at the end of the 16th century, in the main square of the colonial city and it was finished in 1565.

Hours:

Monday to Saturday from 09:30 to 17:00

Price:

Free entry to the Church

Adress:

$2.00 Nationals, $1.00 children students and elderly; $4.00 foreigna. Domes tour: $4.00 national y $6.00 foreign. Last admission: 4:45 pm.

Contact:

Magaly Vásquez – (593)-2-25703717

It is the monument that remembers the consecration of Ecuador to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This temple receives daily Catholics and tourists who visit this unique construction

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 06h00-20h00

Price:

USD. 1.00 in hours where there is no mass.

Adress:

Venezuela and Carchi

Contact:

Pamela Vargas – 593 984066226

The Church of Santa Bárbara in the Historic Center of Quito was built by Don Juan Pablo Sanz in the 16th century. The Jesuits lived here from August 1586 to January 1589. It is a modern church that preserves very few antiquities: some fabrics and some statues of various saints.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

García Moreno y Manabí

Contact:

(02) 255-8912

The church´s pulpit, as well as the coffered ceiling, in Mudejar Style, are considered treasures. Its ornamentation bears the mark of the 18th century Baroque, and its design presents a chalice next to a vine that rises between Solomonic columns.

Hours:

Church hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 6:00 p.m., Saturday 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Sunday 7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Benigno Vela 731 and Maldonado Ave. La Recoleta Sector

Contact:

593 2 2954026

The construction of the convent of San Agustín began in 1580 with architectural drawings by the Extremaduran architect Francisco Becerra. In 1906 the Spanish architect Juan del Corral took charge of the construction of the final church.

Hours:

Monday from 07:15 to 08:30; Tuesday to Friday from 07:15 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00; Saturday from 07:30 to 12:00 and Sunday from 07:30 to 13:00.

Price:

Free entry to the church

Adress:

Chile and Guayaquil.

Contact:

593-2-2955525

This neo-Gothic church from the 20th century is in the tourist and commercial area of ​​the city. It remains open every day, although there are no tourist tours.

Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 09h00 – 13h00 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Price:

Free entry to the Church

Adress:

Robles E4-27 and 9 de Octubre

Contact:

2230502 / 2528184

This recently restored church holds numerous and valuable works of Quito’s Baroque art. Currently, the convent opens to the public with a four-room museum, which houses more than 100 pieces, including sculptures, canvases, and fabrics from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Hours:

Tourist visits from 09:00 to 17:00. If you go with your guides, only in the morning and from 1:00 p.m. with guidance from the religious community

Price:

Free entry to the Church

Adress:

Espejo and Flores

Contact:

2287213

The parish of San Roque has existed since 1596. It is in the center-west of Quito. Currently, there is no element of the temple of that time. They built the current church between 1907 and 1916. Its style is eclectic.

Hours:

Monday to Friday 09:30 to 10:30

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Rocafuerte and Chimborazo

Contact:

2281 7830

The Church of San Marcos stands in the neighborhood of the same name, in the Historic Center. It is an architectural jewel and inside the religious images stand out, which are works of art.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Prices:

Free entry

Adress:

Javier Gutiérrez and Junín, San Marcos Plaza

Contact:

593 98 535 8069

The Church of San Blas is in the square of the same name. This square marked the northern limit of the city until the beginning of the 20th century. The church construction took place in the 16th century for the use of the indigenous people. Next to the church, there was an old Catholic cemetery, also for the indigenous population.

Hours:

Every day except Sunday

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Guayaquil and Francisco de Caldas

Contact:

593 2 255-8912

Between the hills of San Juan and El Placer is the Mercedarian Recollect Convent of Tejar. The construction was in the mid-18th century to replace a hermitage outside the old city.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

El Tejar N5-153 and Mariscal Sucre Ave.

Contact:

(593 2) 2150965

The Neapolitan Jesuit Marcos Guerra directed the foundation work for this church. In 1657 the Franciscan architect Antonio Rodríguez collaborated in the construction of the main chapel.

Hours:

Church open from 07:30 to 18:00.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

García Moreno and Espejo

Contact:

593-2-2284398

Nationals and foreigners visit the sanctuary every day of the year. Visitors increase during the weekends. The National Museum of Religious Art is here and is open on weekends (admission cost $ 1.00)

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 06h00-20h00 Saturdays and Sundays: 05h00-20h00

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

El Quinche Parish

Contact:

593 2 2387 153

This small church produces a feeling of peace that has little to do with its bloody colonial past. The northern end of the current La Alameda park was the battle scene between Conquistadors in the 16th century. This battle ended with the beheading of Viceroy Blasco Núñez de Vela. In commemoration, they built a modest chapel on that site. It was one of the first in Ecuadorian territory. The current church was born t at the end of the 18th century.

Hours:

Church open from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Sodiro 550 and Felipe Borja

Contact:

593-2- 222-4100

This 19th-century church houses beautiful works of French art. The construction follows the classic scheme of all the Good Shepherd Churches: a Latin cross plant. The building has a length of 34 meters and adobe walls that are 1.70 meters wide.

Hours:

Chapel open every day from 07:00 to 16:00

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Benigno Vela 731 and Maldonado Ave. La Recoleta Neighborhood

Contact:

593 2 3060185

The presbytery and the main altar are shining pieces, for the gilded wood and for the images of the Virgin of Quito or Inmaculada Apocalyptic. This work by Bernardo de Legarda and the Crucifix dominate the center. In the choir´s lower part, the altarpieces of La Dolorosa and Santa Mariana de Jesús; the niche of Santa Liberata, and the chapels of the Sagrada Familia and Cristo Rey are visible. On the eastern wall are the Chapel of Calvary and that of San Francisco. On each side of the transept, there are the Chapels of Santa Teresa and Santa Inés.

Hours:

Church open from Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 11:30 Saturday and Sunday: 07:00 to 11:30 and from 17:30 to 18:30/p>

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Chile and García Moreno

Contact:

593 2 2959823

Construction of the church began in November 1725, but it had to be suspended for lack of money. In 1735, Bishop Andrés Paredes Armendáriz assumed the cost of the building. The architectural complex of El Carmen conforms to the typologies of the monasteries of the Carmelite order.

Hours:

Church open only for daily mass, Monday to Saturday at 7:00 a.m. and Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Olmedo and Venezuela

Contacto:

593-2- 2589979 / 2581739

The identity of the author of the church plans is unknown. However, we can assume that Domingo Zampieri, who did the San Ignacio de Roma plans was the author since there is a similarity between the Quito and the Roman churches. It is also known of the friendship that the author had with the Jesuits. There are other possible architects: the Jesuit Horacio Grassi, who directed the construction of San Ignacio de Roma, or Brother Andrés Pozzi, who drew the altarpiece of San Ignacio del Gesú and also painted the fresco of San Ignacio located in the apse of the same church.

Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 09:30 to 18:30; Friday: 09:30 to 17:30; Saturdays: 09:30 to 16:15; Sunday: 12:30 to 16:15

Price:

Free entry

Adress:

Calles García Moreno and Sucre.

Museums and Cultural Centers

It is the emblematic project of the Gustavo Orcés Herpetological Foundation. It is a center specialized in the handling of amphibians and reptiles under human care. Through the various programs it runs, it creates environmental awareness about the threats these animals face. It also proposes to stop erroneous beliefs around these animals and gives the opportunity to be in contact with the wealth of herpetofauna of Ecuador.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Price:

Adults: $ 4.00, Children under 12 years: $ 2.50; Seniors: $ 1.75; People with disabilities: $ 1.75.

Address:

Amazonas Ave. and Rumipamba

Contact:

Dra. Kathy Garzón
593-2-227-1799

Under its 360 ° dome, optical and digital projectors recreate the wonders of the universe. We become spectators of the origin and death of the stars. We can discover frozen worlds and beings different from ourselves. We experience a journey through the Solar System, and travel through Mars and return to Earth.

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 11:00 – 14:00. Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 – 14:00.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Seniergues St. 676 and General Telmo Paz y Miño.

Contact:

593 2397 5100 Ext: 3403 / 4427
igm@geograficomilitar.gob.ec

It is a park where sports, educational, physical, and training spaces coexist in harmony with nature. It also helps in improving the urban landscape, recreation, promoting productive enterprises, and improving the quality of life of the sector´s inhabitants and all Quito residents.

Hours:

Tuesday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

In the beginning, the decoration of the palace interior was consistent with the neoclassical style of the façade, although on a more austere level. However, when the House of Braganza-Quito ascended to the throne, after the coup d’état by José María Velasco Ibarra, the new emperor Fernando ordered a total redesign of the rooms to give it a more luxurious character, although without ceasing to be sober. Thus, he made it his palatial residence. Currently, in that building are the offices of the Ministry of Defense of Ecuador.

Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Pedro Vicente Maldonado St. Parallel to Exposición St. 208, La Recoleta.

Contact:

593-2 2951-602

From the beginning, this institution has contributed to scientific development in areas such as Meteorology, with which the current National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology-INAMHI began. Seismology, which contributed to the birth of the National Polytechnic School Geophysical Institute. The first seismological stations that promoted these studies in the country are still in the Observatory’s astronomical museum.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00; Saturdays from 09:00 to 14:00.

Price:

Adults: $ 2.00; Children and Seniors $ 1.00.

Address:

Gran Colombia Ave. S/N and Diez de Agosto Ave. Alameda Park

Contact:

Dr. Ericson López
593-2-297 6300 ext 6801 / 593-2-258 3451 ext 100

Yaku is an interactive museum for all audiences. We seek to get citizens to commit themselves to and for water through different educational, exhibition, and community experiences.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 17:30. Last entry to the museum is at 4:30 p.m.

Price:

Adults: $ 3.00; Students: $ 2.00; Children 3 – 11 years: $ 1.50; Seniors and People with disabilities: free entry.

Address:

El Placer Oe11-271

Contact:

Coordinador Andrés Palma
593-2-251-1100

We work together with and for the university community. We seek the birth of new communication practices and research processes.

Hours:

Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Price:

Free entry

Address:

América and Universitaria. Avenues. Universidad Central del Ecuador.

Contact:

593-2-321-6335

Exhibition of pre-Columbian pieces and paintings by Quito maestro Cristóbal Ortega.

Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 09:00 to 16:00

Price:

$ 3.00 Adults, $ 1.50 children and seniors.

Address:

Eduardo Kingman St. Oe12-174 and Manuel Córdova Galarza Ave (Mirador Volcán Pululahua Volcano Viewpoint).

Contact:

593 9 8484 1851

In this place, on May 24, 1822, the fighters of the Quito nation and the brothers of America, under the command of Marshal Antonio José de Sucre, fought against foreign domination.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last group at 3:00 p.m.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Los Libertadores Ave. OE13-997

Contact:

593-2-2288733

There are 1,200 numismatic, notaphilic, and archaeological pieces. All of them offer a common thread to record, contextualize, assess​​, and disseminate the monetary process of the country.

Hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 08:30 to 17:00; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 16:00.

Price:

Free entry for nationals. Foreign adults $ 1.00

Address:

Corner of García Moreno y Sucre St.

Contact:

593-2-393-8600 ext. 3601.

The National Museum of the History of Medicine was founded in 1983 by Eduardo Estrella Aguirre, born in Tabacundo. He was a prominent medical psychiatrist and researcher who earned a master’s degree in history. His scientific and social legacy is very outstanding. The historical health identity of Ecuador, from ancestral knowledge to current academic knowledge, shows health-disease and therapeutic practices, transmitted through time.

Hour:

Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:00.

Price:

Adults $ 1.00; Children, Seniors and Disabled $ 0.50.

Address:

Sodiro s/n and Valparaíso. Centro de Convenciones Eugenio Espejo, pabellón 5.

Contact:

Dr. Antonio Crespo
593-2-223 9515

The National Museum recognizes the multiple identities in Ecuadorian society. It also recognizes its permanent transformation and mobility and seeks to establish itself as a space for participation, dialogue, confrontation, and representation in the public area. For this, the museum has a new relationship model with citizens and the community beyond specialized audiences.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Last group enters at 17:00

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Patria and 6 de Diciembre Ave.

Contact:

Patricia Von Buchwald
593-2-3814 550 Ext. 6010

Here we find a store that offers objects and reproductions of the artist Muñoz Mariño. There are also specialized crafts and books, a gourmet cafeteria, and spaces for cultural and social events.

Hours:

Wednesday to Friday from 11:00 to 19:00; Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Junín E2-27 and Antonio Almeida – San Marcos.

Contact:

Flavio Hernández Montesinos
593-2-295-7096

The museum fulfills its evangelizing mission by exhibiting its artistic-religious heritage. Here you will see original works from the Quito School of Arts, paintings by Samaniego, and sculptures by Legarda, among other artists.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00. Saturday 09:00 to 12:30

Price:

Adults $ 2.50; Students, Children, Seniors and People with disabilities $ 1.00.

Address:

Espejo and Flores 779

Contact:

Sor Natividad Espín
593-2-228 4000

Here we find the colonial art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with masters from the Quito School such as Miguel de Santiago, José Olmos “Pampite”, Manuel Chili “Caspicara”, Gaspar de Sangurima and Bernardo Rodríguez, among others. The main cloister shows the collection of Saint Augustine life, painted by the famous artist Miguel de Santiago and his disciples.

Hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Price:

Adults $ 2.00; University students and Seniors $ 1.00; Children and students $ 0.50.

Address:

Chile 924 and Guayaquil

Contact:

Hermano Reynaldo Dominguez
593-2-295 5525

This residence keeps three centuries of history. The construction of the original house took place in 1700. By the end of the 19th century, it acquired its current appearance. María Augusta Urrutia lived here, from 1921 until her death in 1987. The house reflects a high economic level, as well as the good taste of its owner. It seems to still retain the smile of several generations of disadvantaged children who, from the 1930s to the end of the 20th century, received food, educational assistance, and joy.

Hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 to 18:00. Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 09:30 to 17:00.

Price:

Adults: $ 2.00; Seniors: $ 1.00; Children up to 12 years: $ 0.50.

Address:

García Moreno between Sucre and Bolívar.

Contact:

Verónica Mora
593-2-2580103

Travel back in time through our centuries-old huts. Discover and understand the physical phenomena of the earth with our didactic examples. Observe the sun´s path (Intiñán) in the Acoratene, and of course, enjoy a natural and privileged environment. Our main objective is to promote a new image of a geographical center, the ancient worldview, and an ethnoecological habitat in the Middle or Center of the world.

Price:

Adults $ 4.00, Children under 12 years $ 2.00.

Address:

Manuel Córdova Galarza, 200m from Ciudad Mitad del Mundo.

Contact:

Humberto Vera
593-2-239 5122

It is an interactive, participatory, experimental, creative, entertaining, and inclusive meeting space for science. Here we discover ourselves and our environment through museological and educational experiences of great sensory, educational, and cultural impact. The exhibitions, areas, objects, activities, and workshops motivate the desire to explore and discover.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00 to 17:00.

Price:

Adults: $ 3.00, Students with ID: $ 2.00, Children 3 – 11 years old: $ 1.50, Seniors, disabled person: Free entry.

Address:

Sincholagua and Maldonado Ave.

Contact:

Coordinador Luis Mendoza
593-2-266-6061

The EPN Department of Biology has two sections. One of them is the Gustavo Orcés V Museum of Natural History. Our vision is to contribute to scientific and cultural development and the sustainable use of biological diversity.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Ladrón de Guevara E11·253. Escuela Politécnica Nacional.

Contact:

Phd. Cristian Santacruz
593-2-2976300 ext. 6008

There are pictorial, sculptural, goldsmith, paper, and textile pieces to show the genius and talent of this land´s inhabitants in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Also, the visitor will admire the beauty of two of its six monumental cloisters, enjoy the Choir and the Church interior.

Hours:

Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 17:30. Sundays: 9:00 – 13:00.

Price:

Adult: $ 3.00; Student: $ 2.00; Children: $ 1.00.

Address:

Cuenca 477 and Sucre St.

Contact:

Pablo Rodríguez
593-2-2952911

The Dominican Museum of Art “Fray Pedro Bedón” and other facilities of the Artistic and Cultural Heritage of the Maximum Convent open their doors for different social activities that allow the conservation of this national asset. This Museum, divided into three rooms, displays works in both painting and sculpture.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Price:

Adults $ 3.00; Children, Seniors, People with disabilities, School and college students $ 1.00

Address:

Bolívar anf Flores St.

Contact:

Padre Gonzalo Suárez
593-2-2282695

Since December 4, 2001, a museum opened inside the Franciscan Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guápulo (Church and the old Sacristy). It works under the responsibility of the Franciscan Community.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from: 08:30 to 11:30 / 14:30 to 17:30.

Price:

Adults $ 2.00; Students, children and Seniors $ 1.00

Address:

Guápulo Plaza N°27-138 and Leónidas Plaza

Contact:

593-2-2565652

The Museum has nine levels, a ground floor, and a viewpoint. The visit begins on the ground floor, with an overview of the human, geographic, and economic country´s wealth. At the top, you have a 360 ° panoramic view from where you can see the Ciudad Mitad del Mundo Tourist Complex and the surroundings.

Hours:

Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00.

Price:

$ 5 Adults, $ 2.50 Children from 5 to 12 years old, Seniors and
People with disabilities.

Address:

Manuel Córdova Galarza Ave. km 13.5, San Antonio de Pichincha.

Contact:

593-2-394 804 / 394 806 ext. 115

The museum highlights cultural diversity and respect for all musical manifestations. It shows an overview of the music of Ecuador, with an emphasis on the Pasillo.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

García Moreno N2-04 and Bolívar

Contact:

593-2- 382-7000 Ext. 7090 / 7427 Reservas: 593-2 382-7428 5

Here, you will admire the beautiful pulpit of the Virgin of Chiquinquirá, the Christ of Father Almeida, and the famous work of El Bosco. Also, enjoy a convent tour and visit the sacristy, the temple, the three patios, the Father Almeida cell, the bell tower, the depths room, and the refectory.

Hours:

Monday to Saturday from: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday from: 09:00 to 13:00.

Price:

Adults $ 3.00; Children up to 12 years old, Students with ID and Seniors $ 1.00.

Address:

General Francisco Farfán and Chimborazo

Contact:

Padre Fray Marco Álvarez
593-2-3 173 – 185

On March 9, 1565, by order of the King of Spain Felipe II, the Hospital de la Santa Misericordia de Nuestro Señor Jesús was inaugurated in Quito. This place occupied the house bought from the Quito neighbor Pedro de Ruanes, at the foot of the Yavirac hill.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last admission 4:30 p.m.).

Price:

Adult: $ 3.00; Municipal college students: $ 1.00; Students with ID (+12 years old): $ 2.00; Children (3 to 11 years old): $ 1.50; People with disabilities and Seniors: Free entry.

Address:

García Moreno and Rocafuerte

Contact:

Coordinador Christian Monsch (E) 593-2-228-3883

Pre-Columbian musical instruments stand out: whistles, human bone quenas, quipas, and ceramic flutes. Among the most symbolic of our aboriginal cultures, we find the condor feather and legged lurkers, decorated with beetle heads, and a sample of pijuanos and pingullos, which maintain their sounds through the centuries.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 16:30.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

6 de Diciembre Ave. And Patria, Casa de la Cultura.

Contact:

MSC. Patricia Noriega 593-2-2221006 extensión 422.

The museum is in the Faculty of Geology, Mines, Petroleum and Environmental Engineering of the Central University of Ecuador.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Institute of Research and Postgraduate Studies of Chemical Sciences and the General Direction of Postgraduate Studies of the Central University of Ecuador.

Contact:

593-2-2523-710

This house from the colonial era, from the 1700s, was restored in republican times of 1900 by the Romero family. Carlos Álvarez bought it in 1990 from the Izquierdo family to renovate it and make it Manuela´s home. He wanted her life to be known, not only as of the woman who loved and accompanied Simón Bolívar but as the one who inspired him to fight for the freedom of slaves here and in other countries. Manuela Sáenz was a strategist with a vision of the future, military courage, and a master of herself.

Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Price:

Adults: $ 4.00; Students, Seniors: $ 2.00: Children up to 12 years: $ 1.00

Address:

Junín and Montúfar St.

Contact:

Jorge Alvarez
593-2-228-1301

The museum shows the life of Antonio José de Sucre in a human and social context. The place keeps Mariscal de Ayacucho´s belongings and his wife´s Mariana Carcelén.
The place is on two floors with a central patio and a traditional colonial stone pool.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 16:30.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Venezuela and Sucre

Contact:

Heydi Espinoza
593-2-2288733

Since its creation, the French Alliance of Quito has become a recognized cultural and French teaching center in the capital. It also has its program of diffusion of French and Francophone cultures and support to national artists.

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 19:00. Saturdays: 08h00 – 12h00

Price:

According to requiered service

Address:

Eloy Alfaro N32-468 and Bélgica

Contact:

593-2-224-6589 / 224-6590

The Cultural Institute organizes projects and events in various fields of culture and the arts: theater, music, dance, plastic arts, cinema, literature, and others.

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 07:00 – 21:00. Saturdays: 09h00 – 12h00.

Price:

According to required service

Address:

Vancouver E5-54 and Polonia.

Contact:

593-2-2236 910 / 2548 480 / 2521 415

It is in a beautiful Heritage Building. The BNAEP Museum shows a precious collection of Ecuadorian art from different periods. Visitors will discover a very interesting biography and belongins of Santa Marianita de Jesús. Other collections show the evolution of technology, philately, numismatics and notaphilia.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Cotocollao, José Nogales N69-22 and Francisco Arcos.

Contact:

Lcda. Gabriela Salazar
593-2-249 1156

Trude Sojka was a Holocaust survivor who came to Ecuador shortly after her release from the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1946. She lived in this country until she died in 2007.

Hours:

By appointment from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00.

Price:

Free entry

Direccion:

Pasaje Muller N-24 569 and Coruña.

Contact:

593-998733572 / 2224072

The FONSAL restored the house where Doña Carlota Jaramillo lived. It opened its doors in 2004 as a museum to remember the singer and take visitors back to that time of romance and simplicity. As the tour takes place, the visitor will learn about the musical trajectory of the “Queen of Pasillol” and will see her records, photographs, clothing, paintings, letters, tableware and other objects that are now part of the permanent exhibition.

Hours:

Martes y miércoles de 9h00 – 15h00; jueves y viernes 10h00 – 15h00; sábados y domingos 10h00 – 17h00

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Juan José Flores E2-23, Calacalí.

Contact:

593-996916070

The construction of this historic property was in colonial times, with the techniques of the time such as the use of reeds, rope ties, halter ties (cowhide), wooden lintels on doors and windows, exposed wooden beams and embedded in the ridge, wooden pillars with stone base, corridors and paved patio, bucket or water cistern, external and internal benches and a design of the stables and corrals. All these particular characteristics make it a national historical heritage.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Marcos Escorza and Carlos Freire.
Chillogallo Central Park

Contact:

593-2-303-30073814550 ext. 4500

The Old Military Circle is a monumental construction of the Historic Center of Quito. The building construction was in the house where the Juan Montalvo School was going to be. President Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno ceded this land to the Military Circle. After the General Directory Meeting on February 3, 1917, they overturned the old construction to erect a new building. The structure design and planning were specifically to meet social needs. At the end of 1917, they signed the construction contract with Architect Francisco Durini Cáceres and Engineer Augusto Ridder; construction began in January 1918 and took eight years. The Old Military Circle building has a neoclassical style.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 to 16:00

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Venezuela 10-34 between Olmedo and Mejía

Contact:

Heydi Espinoza
593-2-2 570 123

It opened in 1994 in a privileged area of ​​La Mariscal, where it was the personal residence of the Ecuadorian Master. It is now a museum in homage to Benjamín Carrión. You will see his library, a sample of his art collection, and some personal belongings.

Hours:

Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:30..

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Jorge Washington E2-42 and Ulpiano Páez.

Contact:

593-2-2 221 895

The house of Govinda’s Cultural Center activities include Yoga, Mantra meditation, Ayurveda (natural medicine), Agni hotras (fire ceremonies), dance, art, and festivals of the Vedic calendar. Besides, there are visits to organic farms, and you will enjoy delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes.

Hours:

Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 19:00. Sunday 09h00 – 14h00

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Esmeraldas Oe3-119 and Venezuela St.

Contact:

593 2 957 849

It is a recreation of the structures built in Europe at the end of the 19th century. It was established in the Historic Center of Quito and functioned as a market until the 1980s. At the beginning of the 2000s, the FONSAL decided to recover and restore this structure. In 2004 they rebuilt it in the Itchimbía Park, which was in the process of regeneration as one of the best-known parks in the city.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 16:00.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Calle Iquique s/n.
Parque Itchimbía

Contact:

593 2 322 6363 extensión: 111

It is the emblematic project of the Gustavo Orcés Herpetological Foundation. It is a center specialized in the handling of amphibians and reptiles under human care. Through the various programs it runs, it creates environmental awareness about the threats these animals face. It also proposes to stop erroneous beliefs around these animals and gives the opportunity to be in contact with the wealth of herpetofauna of Ecuador.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Price:

Adults: $ 4.00, Children under 12 years: $ 2.50; Seniors: $ 1.75; People with disabilities: $ 1.75.

Address:

Amazonas Ave. and Rumipamba

Contact:

Dra. Kathy Garzón
593-2-227-1799

Under its 360 ° dome, optical and digital projectors recreate the wonders of the universe. We become spectators of the origin and death of the stars. We can discover frozen worlds and beings different from ourselves. We experience a journey through the Solar System, and travel through Mars and return to Earth.

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 11:00 – 14:00. Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 – 14:00.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Seniergues St. 676 and General Telmo Paz y Miño.

Contact:

593 2397 5100 Ext: 3403 / 4427 igm@geograficomilitar.gob.ec

It is a park where sports, educational, physical, and training spaces coexist in harmony with nature. It also helps in improving the urban landscape, recreation, promoting productive enterprises, and improving the quality of life of the sector´s inhabitants and all Quito residents.

Hours:

Tuesday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

In the beginning, the decoration of the palace interior was consistent with the neoclassical style of the façade, although on a more austere level. However, when the House of Braganza-Quito ascended to the throne, after the coup d’état by José María Velasco Ibarra, the new emperor Fernando ordered a total redesign of the rooms to give it a more luxurious character, although without ceasing to be sober. Thus, he made it his palatial residence. Currently, in that building are the offices of the Ministry of Defense of Ecuador.

Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Pedro Vicente Maldonado St. Parallel to Exposición St. 208, La Recoleta.

Contact:

593-2 2951-602

From the beginning, this institution has contributed to scientific development in areas such as Meteorology, with which the current National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology-INAMHI began. Seismology, which contributed to the birth of the National Polytechnic School Geophysical Institute. The first seismological stations that promoted these studies in the country are still in the Observatory’s astronomical museum.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00; Saturdays from 09:00 to 14:00.

Price:

Adults: $ 2.00; Children and Seniors $ 1.00.

Address:

Gran Colombia Ave. S/N and Diez de Agosto Ave. Alameda Park

Contact:

Dr. Ericson López 593-2-297 6300 ext 6801 / 593-2-258 3451 ext 100

Yaku is an interactive museum for all audiences. We seek to get citizens to commit themselves to and for water through different educational, exhibition, and community experiences.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 17:30. Last entry to the museum is at 4:30 p.m.

Price:

Adults: $ 3.00; Students: $ 2.00; Children 3 – 11 years: $ 1.50; Seniors and People with disabilities: free entry.

Address:

El Placer Oe11-271

Contact:

Coordinador Andrés Palma 593-2-251-1100

We work together with and for the university community. We seek the birth of new communication practices and research processes.

Hours:

Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Price:

Free entry

Address:

América and Universitaria. Avenues. Universidad Central del Ecuador.

Contact:

593-2-321-6335

Exhibition of pre-Columbian pieces and paintings by Quito maestro Cristóbal Ortega.

Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 09:00 to 16:00

Price:

$ 3.00 Adults, $ 1.50 children and seniors.

Address:

Eduardo Kingman St. Oe12-174 and Manuel Córdova Galarza Ave (Mirador Volcán Pululahua Volcano Viewpoint).

Contact:

593 9 8484 1851

In this place, on May 24, 1822, the fighters of the Quito nation and the brothers of America, under the command of Marshal Antonio José de Sucre, fought against foreign domination.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last group at 3:00 p.m.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Los Libertadores Ave. OE13-997

Contact:

593-2-2288733

There are 1,200 numismatic, notaphilic, and archaeological pieces. All of them offer a common thread to record, contextualize, assess​​, and disseminate the monetary process of the country.

Hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 08:30 to 17:00; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 16:00.

Price:

Free entry for nationals. Foreign adults $ 1.00

Address:

Corner of García Moreno y Sucre St.

Contact:

593-2-393-8600 ext. 3601.

The National Museum of the History of Medicine was founded in 1983 by Eduardo Estrella Aguirre, born in Tabacundo. He was a prominent medical psychiatrist and researcher who earned a master’s degree in history. His scientific and social legacy is very outstanding. The historical health identity of Ecuador, from ancestral knowledge to current academic knowledge, shows health-disease and therapeutic practices, transmitted through time.

Hour:

Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:00.

Price:

Adults $ 1.00; Children, Seniors and Disabled $ 0.50.

Address:

Sodiro s/n and Valparaíso. Centro de Convenciones Eugenio Espejo, pabellón 5.

Contact:

Dr. Antonio Crespo 593-2-223 9515

The National Museum recognizes the multiple identities in Ecuadorian society. It also recognizes its permanent transformation and mobility and seeks to establish itself as a space for participation, dialogue, confrontation, and representation in the public area. For this, the museum has a new relationship model with citizens and the community beyond specialized audiences.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Last group enters at 17:00

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Patria and 6 de Diciembre Ave.

Contact:

Patricia Von Buchwald 593-2-3814 550 Ext. 6010

Here we find a store that offers objects and reproductions of the artist Muñoz Mariño. There are also specialized crafts and books, a gourmet cafeteria, and spaces for cultural and social events.

Hours:

Wednesday to Friday from 11:00 to 19:00; Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Junín E2-27 and Antonio Almeida – San Marcos.

Contact:

Flavio Hernández Montesinos 593-2-295-7096

The museum fulfills its evangelizing mission by exhibiting its artistic-religious heritage. Here you will see original works from the Quito School of Arts, paintings by Samaniego, and sculptures by Legarda, among other artists.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00. Saturday 09:00 to 12:30

Price:

Adults $ 2.50; Students, Children, Seniors and People with disabilities $ 1.00.

Address:

Espejo and Flores 779

Contact:

Sor Natividad Espín 593-2-228 4000

Here we find the colonial art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with masters from the Quito School such as Miguel de Santiago, José Olmos “Pampite”, Manuel Chili “Caspicara”, Gaspar de Sangurima and Bernardo Rodríguez, among others. The main cloister shows the collection of Saint Augustine life, painted by the famous artist Miguel de Santiago and his disciples.

Hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Price:

Adults $ 2.00; University students and Seniors $ 1.00; Children and students $ 0.50.

Address:

Chile 924 and Guayaquil

Contact:

Hermano Reynaldo Dominguez 593-2-295 5525

This residence keeps three centuries of history. The construction of the original house took place in 1700. By the end of the 19th century, it acquired its current appearance. María Augusta Urrutia lived here, from 1921 until her death in 1987. The house reflects a high economic level, as well as the good taste of its owner. It seems to still retain the smile of several generations of disadvantaged children who, from the 1930s to the end of the 20th century, received food, educational assistance, and joy.

Hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 to 18:00. Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 09:30 to 17:00.

Price:

Adults: $ 2.00; Seniors: $ 1.00; Children up to 12 years: $ 0.50.

Address:

García Moreno between Sucre and Bolívar.

Contact:

Verónica Mora 593-2-2580103

Travel back in time through our centuries-old huts. Discover and understand the physical phenomena of the earth with our didactic examples. Observe the sun´s path (Intiñán) in the Acoratene, and of course, enjoy a natural and privileged environment. Our main objective is to promote a new image of a geographical center, the ancient worldview, and an ethnoecological habitat in the Middle or Center of the world.

Price:

Adults $ 4.00, Children under 12 years $ 2.00.

Address:

Manuel Córdova Galarza, 200m from Ciudad Mitad del Mundo.

Contact:

Humberto Vera 593-2-239 5122

It is an interactive, participatory, experimental, creative, entertaining, and inclusive meeting space for science. Here we discover ourselves and our environment through museological and educational experiences of great sensory, educational, and cultural impact. The exhibitions, areas, objects, activities, and workshops motivate the desire to explore and discover.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00 to 17:00.

Price:

Adults: $ 3.00, Students with ID: $ 2.00, Children 3 – 11 years old: $ 1.50, Seniors, disabled person: Free entry.

Address:

Sincholagua and Maldonado Ave.

Contact:

Coordinador Luis Mendoza 593-2-266-6061

The EPN Department of Biology has two sections. One of them is the Gustavo Orcés V Museum of Natural History. Our vision is to contribute to scientific and cultural development and the sustainable use of biological diversity.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Ladrón de Guevara E11·253. Escuela Politécnica Nacional.

Contact:

Phd. Cristian Santacruz 593-2-2976300 ext. 6008

There are pictorial, sculptural, goldsmith, paper, and textile pieces to show the genius and talent of this land´s inhabitants in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Also, the visitor will admire the beauty of two of its six monumental cloisters, enjoy the Choir and the Church interior.

Hours:

Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 17:30. Sundays: 9:00 – 13:00.

Price:

Adult: $ 3.00; Student: $ 2.00; Children: $ 1.00.

Address:

Cuenca 477 and Sucre St.

Contact:

Pablo Rodríguez 593-2-2952911

The Dominican Museum of Art “Fray Pedro Bedón” and other facilities of the Artistic and Cultural Heritage of the Maximum Convent open their doors for different social activities that allow the conservation of this national asset. This Museum, divided into three rooms, displays works in both painting and sculpture.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Price:

Adults $ 3.00; Children, Seniors, People with disabilities, School and college students $ 1.00

Address:

Bolívar anf Flores St.

Contact:

Padre Gonzalo Suárez 593-2-2282695

Since December 4, 2001, a museum opened inside the Franciscan Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guápulo (Church and the old Sacristy). It works under the responsibility of the Franciscan Community.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from: 08:30 to 11:30 / 14:30 to 17:30.

Price:

Adults $ 2.00; Students, children and Seniors $ 1.00

Address:

Guápulo Plaza N°27-138 and Leónidas Plaza

Contact:

593-2-2565652

The Museum has nine levels, a ground floor, and a viewpoint. The visit begins on the ground floor, with an overview of the human, geographic, and economic country´s wealth. At the top, you have a 360 ° panoramic view from where you can see the Ciudad Mitad del Mundo Tourist Complex and the surroundings.

Hours:

Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00.

Price:

$ 5 Adults, $ 2.50 Children from 5 to 12 years old, Seniors and People with disabilities.

Address:

Manuel Córdova Galarza Ave. km 13.5, San Antonio de Pichincha.

Contact:

593-2-394 804 / 394 806 ext. 115

The museum highlights cultural diversity and respect for all musical manifestations. It shows an overview of the music of Ecuador, with an emphasis on the Pasillo.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

García Moreno N2-04 and Bolívar

Contact:

593-2- 382-7000 Ext. 7090 / 7427 Reservas: 593-2 382-7428 5

Here, you will admire the beautiful pulpit of the Virgin of Chiquinquirá, the Christ of Father Almeida, and the famous work of El Bosco. Also, enjoy a convent tour and visit the sacristy, the temple, the three patios, the Father Almeida cell, the bell tower, the depths room, and the refectory.

Hours:

Monday to Saturday from: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday from: 09:00 to 13:00.

Price:

Adults $ 3.00; Children up to 12 years old, Students with ID and Seniors $ 1.00.

Address:

General Francisco Farfán and Chimborazo

Contact:

Padre Fray Marco Álvarez 593-2-3 173 – 185

On March 9, 1565, by order of the King of Spain Felipe II, the Hospital de la Santa Misericordia de Nuestro Señor Jesús was inaugurated in Quito. This place occupied the house bought from the Quito neighbor Pedro de Ruanes, at the foot of the Yavirac hill.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last admission 4:30 p.m.).

Price:

Adult: $ 3.00; Municipal college students: $ 1.00; Students with ID (+12 years old): $ 2.00; Children (3 to 11 years old): $ 1.50; People with disabilities and Seniors: Free entry.

Address:

García Moreno and Rocafuerte

Contact:

Coordinador Christian Monsch (E) 593-2-228-3883

Pre-Columbian musical instruments stand out: whistles, human bone quenas, quipas, and ceramic flutes. Among the most symbolic of our aboriginal cultures, we find the condor feather and legged lurkers, decorated with beetle heads, and a sample of pijuanos and pingullos, which maintain their sounds through the centuries.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 16:30.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

6 de Diciembre Ave. And Patria, Casa de la Cultura.

Contact:

MSC. Patricia Noriega 593-2-2221006 extensión 422.

The museum is in the Faculty of Geology, Mines, Petroleum and Environmental Engineering of the Central University of Ecuador.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Institute of Research and Postgraduate Studies of Chemical Sciences and the General Direction of Postgraduate Studies of the Central University of Ecuador.

Contact:

593-2-2523-710

This house from the colonial era, from the 1700s, was restored in republican times of 1900 by the Romero family. Carlos Álvarez bought it in 1990 from the Izquierdo family to renovate it and make it Manuela´s home. He wanted her life to be known, not only as of the woman who loved and accompanied Simón Bolívar but as the one who inspired him to fight for the freedom of slaves here and in other countries. Manuela Sáenz was a strategist with a vision of the future, military courage, and a master of herself.

Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Price:

Adults: $ 4.00; Students, Seniors: $ 2.00: Children up to 12 years: $ 1.00

Address:

Junín and Montúfar St.

Contact:

Jorge Alvarez
593-2-228-1301

The museum shows the life of Antonio José de Sucre in a human and social context. The place keeps Mariscal de Ayacucho´s belongings and his wife´s Mariana Carcelén. The place is on two floors with a central patio and a traditional colonial stone pool.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 16:30.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Venezuela and Sucre

Contact:

Heydi Espinoza 593-2-2288733

Since its creation, the French Alliance of Quito has become a recognized cultural and French teaching center in the capital. It also has its program of diffusion of French and Francophone cultures and support to national artists.

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 19:00. Saturdays: 08h00 – 12h00

Price:

According to requiered service

Address:

Eloy Alfaro N32-468 and Bélgica

Contact:

593-2-224-6589 / 224-6590

The Cultural Institute organizes projects and events in various fields of culture and the arts: theater, music, dance, plastic arts, cinema, literature, and others.

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 07:00 – 21:00. Saturdays: 09h00 – 12h00.

Price:

According to required service

Address:

Vancouver E5-54 and Polonia.

Contact:

593-2-2236 910 / 2548 480 / 2521 415

It is in a beautiful Heritage Building. The BNAEP Museum shows a precious collection of Ecuadorian art from different periods. Visitors will discover a very interesting biography and belongins of Santa Marianita de Jesús. Other collections show the evolution of technology, philately, numismatics and notaphilia.

Hours:

Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Cotocollao, José Nogales N69-22 and Francisco Arcos.

Contact:

Lcda. Gabriela Salazar 593-2-249 1156

Trude Sojka was a Holocaust survivor who came to Ecuador shortly after her release from the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1946. She lived in this country until she died in 2007.

Hours:

By appointment from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00.

Price:

Free entry

Direccion:

Pasaje Muller N-24 569 and Coruña.

Contact:

593-998733572 / 2224072

The FONSAL restored the house where Doña Carlota Jaramillo lived. It opened its doors in 2004 as a museum to remember the singer and take visitors back to that time of romance and simplicity. As the tour takes place, the visitor will learn about the musical trajectory of the “Queen of Pasillol” and will see her records, photographs, clothing, paintings, letters, tableware and other objects that are now part of the permanent exhibition.

Hours:

Martes y miércoles de 9h00 – 15h00; jueves y viernes 10h00 – 15h00; sábados y domingos 10h00 – 17h00

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Juan José Flores E2-23, Calacalí.

Contact:

593-996916070

The construction of this historic property was in colonial times, with the techniques of the time such as the use of reeds, rope ties, halter ties (cowhide), wooden lintels on doors and windows, exposed wooden beams and embedded in the ridge, wooden pillars with stone base, corridors and paved patio, bucket or water cistern, external and internal benches and a design of the stables and corrals. All these particular characteristics make it a national historical heritage.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Marcos Escorza and Carlos Freire. Chillogallo Central Park

Contact:

593-2-303-30073814550 ext. 4500

The Old Military Circle is a monumental construction of the Historic Center of Quito. The building construction was in the house where the Juan Montalvo School was going to be. President Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno ceded this land to the Military Circle. After the General Directory Meeting on February 3, 1917, they overturned the old construction to erect a new building. The structure design and planning were specifically to meet social needs. At the end of 1917, they signed the construction contract with Architect Francisco Durini Cáceres and Engineer Augusto Ridder; construction began in January 1918 and took eight years. The Old Military Circle building has a neoclassical style.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 to 16:00

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Venezuela 10-34 between Olmedo and Mejía

Contact:

Heydi Espinoza 593-2-2 570 123

It opened in 1994 in a privileged area of ​​La Mariscal, where it was the personal residence of the Ecuadorian Master. It is now a museum in homage to Benjamín Carrión. You will see his library, a sample of his art collection, and some personal belongings.

Hours:

Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:30..

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Jorge Washington E2-42 and Ulpiano Páez.

Contact:

593-2-2 221 895

The house of Govinda’s Cultural Center activities include Yoga, Mantra meditation, Ayurveda (natural medicine), Agni hotras (fire ceremonies), dance, art, and festivals of the Vedic calendar. Besides, there are visits to organic farms, and you will enjoy delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes.

Hours:

Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 19:00. Sunday 09h00 – 14h00

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Esmeraldas Oe3-119 and Venezuela St.

Contact:

593 2 957 849

It is a recreation of the structures built in Europe at the end of the 19th century. It was established in the Historic Center of Quito and functioned as a market until the 1980s. At the beginning of the 2000s, the FONSAL decided to recover and restore this structure. In 2004 they rebuilt it in the Itchimbía Park, which was in the process of regeneration as one of the best-known parks in the city.

Hours:

Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 16:00.

Price:

Free entry

Address:

Calle Iquique s/n. Parque Itchimbía

Contact:

593 2 322 6363 extensión: 111

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