Colonial Quito

Quito’s magnificent historic quarter, holding some of the continent’s best-preserved and most beautiful Spanish colonial architecture, all in an area easily explored on foot.

Basílica del Voto Nacional

Quito’s concertinaed terrain lends itself to stunning views, but few are as exciting as those from the breathtaking ledges of this quirky neo-Gothic church.

Museo del Banco Central

The nation’s premier museum, featuring the greatest treasures from five thousand years of human history in the region, including pre-Columbian ceramics and gold artefacts.

TelefériQo

A swish gondola ride which effortlessly whizzes passengers high up the slopes of Volcán Pichincha above the capital.

Good Friday

Evocative spectacle in which hundreds of purple-robed penitents parade through the historic core, providing a striking glimpse of the city’s Spanish religious heritage.

La Mitad del Mundo

Do the quintessential tourist schtick and get a photo of yourself straddling the equator – almost.

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