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