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Quito Travel Guide

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Overall rating: 6
Overall Guide:  Quito is home to numerous museums, including the museum of Guayasamin, Ecuador’s most famous contemporary artist. At the south end of the colonial district, El Panecillo affords both a panoramic view of the city and a close-up of the grandiose statue of the winged Virgin. Another popular site is La Mitad del Mundo, or ‘The Middle of the World’, the monument marking the spot where, in 1736, the location of the equator was verified. This site also houses a planetarium, museum and restaurants.
Park Ejido is home to Quito’s weekend markets, but a day ... More trip to Otavalo is more than worth the effort, as artisans, weavers and other vendors sell their wares seven days a week. Smaller markets are also held in nearby towns such as Guangaje and Zumbagua.
A number of activities are on offer in the surrounding mountains, catering to all tastes. The more relaxing include bathing in the natural springs of Papallucta, or taking in archaeological sites such as the pre-Incan pyramids at Rumicucho and Pambamarca and the burial mounds at Haienda Zuleta, while active types can participate in horseback riding, mountain biking, white-water rafting, or, most exciting of all, paragliding from the volcanic peak of nearby Pichincha.

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chad
11/28/2012
Overall rating: 7
Overall Guide: Awesome, beautiful place. Lots to do. Great nature and atmosphere. Plenty of places, Andes, rain forest, islands, cities...
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User 19422
4/27/2012
Overall rating: 7
Overall Guide: It's a very historical place. It has the most beautiful monuments you could have seen. It is a very educational for kids and adults as well. Wherever you look, there is history. The monuments are the star attractions there are many kinds of monuments. Even a day is enough to see that you would love to come back to Quito.
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Overall rating: 7
Overall Guide: A beautiful city. I like Quito at night, very nice, the food is good too.
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Info about Quito

Area:
290 Km2
Elevation:
2763 m
Population:
2,231,705 
Overview
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is situated in a long valley surrounded by the peaks of the Andes, about 2850 metres above sea level. The impressive natural beauty of the surroundings is complemented by the amazing history of the city. Originally inhabited by Quitus and Shyris, the city was later conquered by the Incas. Rather than surrender to the invading Spanish in the XVI century, the Incas razed the city to the ground and took refuge in the surrounding mountains.
Quito’s Old Centre was constructed by the Spanish on the site of the ancient Inca city, and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Strolling through the winding streets lined with colonial architecture, it is easy to be transported back in time to when these plazas were the sites of some of the most famous battles in Ecuador’s history. The city today is divided into a number of different areas, known as sectores, including the Old Centre, Guapulo, La Foresta, and the charming tourist area of the Mariscal.

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What to visit

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La Boca del Lobo
 Nightlife
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San Francisco Universidad
 Other attractions
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Ecotourism
 Tours
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Ride Andes
 Tours
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Old Town
 Landmarks and Historic sites
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The Mitad Del Mundo
 Landmarks and Historic sites
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Street Food
 Food and wine
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Plaza Grande
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
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Quito fantastic
 Landmarks and Historic sites
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San Rafael Falls
 Nature and sport
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Varadero
 Nightlife
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Museo Manuela Saenz
 Museums
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Intinan Museum
 Museums
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La Capilla Del Hombre
 Museums
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Plaza San Blas
 Landmarks and Historic sites
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El Pobre Diablo
 Nightlife
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La Playa Latin Lounge
 Nightlife
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Il Grillo
 Nightlife
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Kings Cross Bar
 Bars
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No Bar
 Bars
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El Parque la Alameda
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Ghoz Bar
 Bars
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Turtles Head
 Nightlife

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