Things to Do & Attractions in Quito

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Avenue of the Volcanoes

South of Quito, two parallel mountain ranges run from north to south along a 124-mile (200-km) route where more than a dozen of Ecuador’s volcanoes are found. ...  Read more

Calle La Ronda

In downtown Quito, you’ll find the essence of the city along the emblematic street affectionately called Calle La Ronda. Visiting this pedestrian street at ...  Read more

Capilla del Hombre

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The brainchild of Oswaldo Guayasamín, Ecuador’s most renowned contemporary artist, the Capilla del Hombre or ‘Chapel of Man’ is an art museum with a ...  Read more

Carmen Alto Convent (Monasterio de Carmen Alto)

The order of the Discalced Carmelites founded a monastery in Quito in 1653. Before it became a monastery, the Carmen Alto Convent (Monasterio de Carmen Alto) ...  Read more

Cathedral of Quito

Built between 1562 and 1806, the iconic white façade and towering columns of the Cathedral of Quito today remains one of the most recognizable and ...  Read more

Cayambe Volcano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

The majestic snow-hatted peak of Cayambe Volcano serves as a dramatic backdrop to the Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve and at a dizzying 5,790 meters, it’s ...  Read more

Church of the Society of Jesus (Iglesia La Compañía de Jesús)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

The Church of the Society of Jesus, (in Spanish, Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús), often called la Compañía, is a Jesuit church in ...  Read more

City Museum of Quito (Museo de la Ciudad)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Housed in the former San Juan de Dias Hospital (a stunning sixteenth century building and UNESCO World Heritage site), the City Museum of Quito (Museo de la ...  Read more

Cotopaxi National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 40 Reviews

Cotopaxi National Park (also known as Cotopaxi Volcano National Park) lies 53 kilometers (31 miles) southeast of Quito and is the second most visited (and ...  Read more

Cotopaxi Volcano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

The Cotopaxi volcano, one of South America’s most-famous volcanos, is perhaps the most important point along the Avenue of the Volcanos, located just 30 miles ...  Read more

El Altar Mountain

El Altar Mountain, called Kapak Urku (meaning “sublime mountain” in the indigenous language), is an extinct volcano on the western side of the Sangay National ...  Read more

El Panecillo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Squint south towards the old town from Quito center and you can’t miss El Panecillo, a hill that does indeed resemble a panecillo (bread roll), and the ...  Read more

El Sagrario

Technically, El Sagrario is the chapel that’s physically attached to Quito’s Old Town Cathedral. Thanks to its separate entrance, however, and ornate, stone ...  Read more

Guayasamin Museum

What do they look like, the faces of Ecuador? It is a question that Oswaldo Guayasamin, one of South America’s most important artists, has tried to answer. He ...  Read more

Inaquito Market

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Iñaquito Market, located in North Quito between Avenida 10 de Agosto and Rio Amazonas, is one of the city’s most colorful indoor markets and a great ...  Read more

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