What to see in Quito

The capital and the second most populous city in Ecuador, Quito It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its good state of architectural conservation dating from the time Spanish colonial. Located in the Andes valley, Quito is both a city with picturesque charm, as well as a modern metropolis, full of skyscrapers and crowded streets.

Quito is well known for its churches. If you decide to spend your holidays there, visit the Basilica del Voto Nacional, one of the largest churches in the world. Other popular churches are La Compañía de Jesús church, the Metropolitan Cathedral, El Sagrario church and Santo Domingo church. North of the city is the Middle of the World. The place is full of tourists who find it exciting to be able to walk in both hemispheres at the same time. It is also the best place to buy souvenirs and taste some local dishes. Ecuadorians.

Quito is also home to several parks, with the Guanguiltagua Metropolitan Park It has the distinction of being the largest public park in South America. Parque la Carolina, El Ejido and La Alameda are some other parks that can be visited not only for the nature, but for all the activities that can be done in them: boat excursions, cycling, etc.

The province of Pichincha, where Quito is located, also boasts of having the Ruco and Guagua volcanoes. The Pulalahua Geobotanical Reserve is also very important. This area, curiously, despite being close to a volcano, is still inhabited by human beings.

Quito Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (January 2022)

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