Information for Travelers
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is located at an altitude of 2,850 m at the foot of the Andes Mountains.
The city often takes a back seat to the more famous Galapagos Islands.
Tourists are not always aware that the city offers its own array of unique attractions.
The city has more than two dozen historic churches, a wide variety of museums and cultural attractions.
Add in a wide range of hotels in all price ranges and an equatorial climate that keeps the temperature comfortable and uniform throughout the year.
Maybe Quito can become your new favorite city.
The entire city of Quito has been crowned as the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the world.
The city was built on the foundations of an ancient Inca settlement.
It is known for its well-preserved historic center from the colonial era, with many churches from the 16th and 17th centuries, as well as other buildings in which European, Moorish and indigenous architectural styles merged.
These include the basilica in Plaza Grande and the particularly richly decorated Jesuit church La Compañia de Jesús.
For breathtaking views and a nail-biting ride that will have you on the edge of your seat, stop by the Quito Teleferico.
This sky tram is one of the tallest aerial elevators in the world.
The ride is only 10 minutes, but you'll marvel at the views of Quito as it climbs alongside the Pichincha Volcano and stops at the top of Cruz Loma.
Read about Quito in Wikipedia