Ecuador: Things to do in Quito

Posted on November 13, 2015 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Travel

americasquarterly.org/ Ecuador has embarked on a strategic campaign to draw international visitors, spending a record $60 million on tourism in 2014. Rising from the remains of the Inca empire, with a newly opened airport and a subway in the works, Ecuador’s capital blends colonial history, Andean culture and contemporary infrastructure.

1. Go colonial

Quito’s historic center, one of the Americas’ most well-preserved colonial city centers, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Climb the Basílica del Voto Nacional stairs before having lunc in Casa Gangotena, a boutique hotel overlooking the San Francisco Plaza. ($2 admission to La Basílica)

2. Visit the Chapel of Man

Overlooking Quito, La Capilla del Hombre is equal parts monument, museum and work of art. Created by Oswaldo Guayasamín, it pays tribute to the suffering and resilience of Latin America’s indigenous peoples. ($8 admission).

3. Dine with a view

No stay in Quito is complete without dinner at Pim’s Restaurant atop El Panecillo — the hilly neighborhood rising 656 feet above the city. ($19.50 for filet mignon)
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