On August 9, the capital of Ecuador hosted the World Travel Award ceremony, winning merit for “South America’s Leading Destination” Once again all the hard work put up the name of Ecuador globally and congratulations all tourism stakeholders for their great management, its friendly and charismatic ecuadorian people. Quito is the only city in Latin America that has an intact historic center dating from the XVI century, museums, streets, monuments, churches surrounded by the majestic Pichincha at a height of 2800 meters above the sea level.
What to visit in Quito?
In its historic center where you will find the old Quito or the colonial Quito, its independence square surrounded by Carondelet Palace, Archbishop’s Palace, City Hall and the Cathedral of Quito and others more. Additional, viewpoints such as El panecillo, the viewpoint of Guapulo and the magnificent cable car that can give you an amazing view of this beautiful city. Something you can not miss to visit is the world city located 30 minutes from Quito, where you will find museums that explain about Ecuadorian culture and ethnicity and a majestic monument that divides the northern and southern hemisphere of the planet earth. Finally, around Quito there are countless more options to choose from, depending on your likes; Mindo town is a great option where you can do extreme sports and you will also find craft markets of the country; Papallacta hot springs and their healing properties, this beautiful town offers a lot. Perhaps, and more that are sure something is escaping me but we invite you to discover yourselves this treasure in the Andes.
What to try in Quito?
Higlands typical food is the most delicious for example: hornado and its various preparations and dressings, mote, rice with vegetables, avocados mountain, cassava sticks, fritada, fanesca, cuy, potatoes locro and cevichocho with cueritos , etc.
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