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City Guide Quito, Ecuador

Visiting Quito

Quito, capital of Ecuador has much to offer visitors. The city is located close to the Andes at an altitude of 2850 metres, and is also at the foot of an active volcano. Just 13 kilometres south of the equator, it also enjoys a spring-like climate all year round due to its altitude.

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Quito City Reviews

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Quito ~ A Hidden Gem

    Quito was amazing in every aspect. Although you would probably be able to see all the local sights in about 3 - 4 days, the trip there is definitely worth it. The people are friendly, the city is beautiful and the surrounding scenery is gorgeous! I recommend a stop in Quito to anyone interested in going to South America.

    Insider Tip:Walking around the city is great! Just make sure you are used to the altitude first! Quito is located at about 9,300 ft above sea level. Drink tons of water while you are there to avoid altitude sickness.

  • 50%

    JuanDaugero

    Quito

    I couldn´t find the reason of why Quito is a '' unesco city '', actually it looked exactly the same that a lot of other cities in the Andes like in Peru or Bolivia. The new town and the old town are the only touristic parts of the city, the ohter parts are insecure at night and even at day light sometimes. Everything, clubs, bars, etc, closes at 3 tops, even on weekends.

    Insider Tip:take de '' Eco via '' to move in the city, it's like the subway but above all. The best and cheapest way to move because it's kind of a big city but without the high buildings. Also the altittude makes a little difficult to walk all day. The best place to stay is somewhere near the '' foch square '' in the new town called '' LA MARISCAL '', it's full of bars, clubs and everything for the tourist.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    the best historic center in south america

    There is do much to visit in Quito! The historic center is awesome, transports are easy to use and you can find good seafood.

  • 60%

    Sabrineczka

    Qutio

    Pretty city, not as dangerous as I thought or information makes it out to be, lots of tourist police around in the old town. Midad del Mundo was worth a vist.

    Insider Tip:There´s an amazing outdoor Italian restaurant in the old town that overlooks the city, which is beautiful at sunset/night when the city is all lit up.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Quito

    I stayed in Quito for 4 weeks on a work placement but to check out the sites and party a bit. 3 or 4 days would be fine! The touristy areas are Mariscal Sucre (for partying) and the Centro Historico (for history). Mitad del Mundo, outside the city is fun for a day trip as is the Teleferico, a cable car overlooking quito. Outside the touristy areas its a bit dingy and dirty though, not worth a long stay!

    Insider Tip:Tray asking the taxi drivers to put the taximeter on for you- its the law! If they see youre a tourist they probably wont... but do give it a try sdo youre not constantly overcharged! That got annoying!

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