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Activities in Quito

Activities in Quito

Activities in Quito, a list of the best things you can do in this beautiful city of Ecuador.

Quito is one of the most irresistible cities in Latin America. Nested in a long and narrow Andean valley, and protected by a great colossus, the Pichincha Volcano, it is a mixture of a spectacular natural environment, a colonial, modern architecture; and an impressive selection of museums, festivals, and nightlife.

The natural splendor of this city, combined with its attractive squares and monuments, as well as the warmth of its people, make it a unique and unforgettable place.

Here we tell you the activities you can do in Quito.

Cable Car

activities in quitoIf what you are looking for is to marvel at the scenic richness of the Andean moor, as well as enjoy the view of the city of Quito surrounded by mountains, you must go up in the city’s cable car.

This is considered one of the highest in the world since at the end of the ascent you will reach a height of 3,945 meters above sea level.

In fact, climbing to the top of Rucu Pichincha is one of the most desired walks by tourists visiting the Ecuadorian capital.

Do not forget that on the path you will be able to find the “swing in the clouds”, from where you can get beautiful photographs with the city in the background.

 

Archiepiscopal Palace

activities in quitoIt is a palatial building. It is part of the four buildings that flank the Plaza Grande on its north side.

Headquarters of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Quito and official residence of the Archbishop of Quito.

Walking through its corridors and corners is to delve into the stories and legends that are immersed in its Baroque architecture. Also, inside this place, there are secrets that have lasted for many years.

 

Church of the Society of Jesus

activities in quitoIt was built in 1605 and finished in 1765. It is considered the most beautiful Jesuit church of the Baroque in America and throughout the world, having between 50 and 54 kilograms of gold inside.

Also called “Temple of Solomon in South America”.

It is the most representative and important Baroque temple in Colonial America, becoming one of the most important religious monuments in the historic center of the city of Quito.

Declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1978.

 

La Floresta

activities in quitoIt is a neighborhood that is in the north center of Quito, a strategic location, since it faces one of the most commercial areas of the city. This area is known as La Mariscal, surrounded by higher educational centers and in a prestigious hotel zone.

What is peculiar about La Floresta is its mixture of culture, tradition and legend. People visit it to enjoy the film sessions that are offered at the Ocho y Medio, and the typical dishes that are in each of the restaurants and food stalls.

Among its attractions is the church located on Asturias Street, the La Floresta ring with its stone sink, and the colonial houses that contrast with the modern ones built in reinforced concrete.

 

The Three Waterfalls

activities in quitoA place less than an hour from Quito where you can enjoy the hidden wonders of the Rumiñahui Canton.

You will be able to walk adventure trails, admire the Pailón de Oro, Suruhuaico and La Yumbita waterfalls. Also, natural waterfalls from the melting of 3 different volcanoes such as Cotopaxi or Sincholagua.

An area full of nature and adventure activities.

 

Mindo

A magical little town that is located between the mountains and the Ecuadorian coast, less than two hours from the capital.

This place gathers things from the three regions of Ecuador. With a hot and humid climate, and an overflowing nature.

It is famous for its cloud forest and bird watching of many species, adventure sports and its rich gastronomy, which attracts tourists from all over the world.

 

BONUS TRACK

In this other note, we tell you more things you can do in Quito!

 

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