Quito: 10+2 reasons to visit

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The Ecuadorian capital offers corners, traditions, natural environments and unique experiences that you never imagined you would find in the same metropolitan district.

Center of the World
North of Quito, in the parish of San Antonio de Pichincha, is the most visited attraction in Ecuador, the Mitad del Mundo monument dedicated to the equinoctial line. Here the tourist's favorite activity is to be photographed with one foot in the northern hemisphere and the other in the southern hemisphere.

Historic Center
Declared the first World Heritage Site, it is the best preserved in the world and has a fabulous architecture and religious iconography, in addition to numerous churches that hold incalculable treasures of culture and histo…
Gastronomy
Quito is the ideal place to discover the knowledge and flavors of the typical dishes of the country with excellent products and unique recipes. Taste proposals such as fritada, guinea pig, locro Quiteño, hornado or empanadas de viento and morocho, among others, are enough reasons to eat the city in bites.

Andean Chocó
45 minutes from Quito is one of the natural paradises of the earth, the Chocó Andino. A protected area with abundant flora and fauna, declared by UNESCO as the seventh Biosphere Reserve of Ecuador, a magical environment of exuberant nature and countless birds that enchant visitors with their whistles.

The Andes
Quito is located in the heart of the Andes, which turns the city into a green lung that offers ideal surroundings for nature walks and adventure sports.

 

Emblematic animals
Quito is one of the most diverse cities on the planet. Thanks to the district's variety of habitats, it is home to the spectacled bear and thousands of bird species of unique colors.

Ancestral well-being
Quito's history dates back to the indigenous peoples who inhabited the valleys and mountains thousands of years ago. Ancestral cultures such as the Yumbo or Quitu envelop the capital in a unique world full of mysticism. Petroglyphs, ruins and hot springs make up a unique journey through the footsteps of the first ancestors.

Holy Week
Holy Week in Quito is the most important Catholic commemoration in the country and is celebrated through a series of unique activities such as the Arrastre de Caudas, the Procession of Jesus del Gran Poder, the Procession of the Light, the Procession of Silence, the Procession of the Andas and the International Festival of Sacred Music. All complemented with the gastronomic offer of the time, "La Fanesca".

Meetings and events
The city is one of the best places for congresses, conventions, fairs and exhibitions in South America due to its infrastructure, products and services for all types of meetings, and has modern facilities such as the new Metropolitan Convention Center.

Tips

Violeta de Chamorro was the first woman chosen as president in a Central America country.