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Ranked #1 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This Jesuit church is a masterpiece of baroque and Quiteno-colonial art with lavish golden altars and gilded columns, making... more » Owner description: This Jesuit church is a masterpiece of baroque and Quiteno-colonial art with lavish golden altars and gilded columns, making it one of the most ornate structures in Ecuador. « less
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Ranked #2 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
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Category: Museums
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Ranked #3 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
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Category: ; Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Casa del Alabado is a non-profit institution, supported by individuals and private companies, established with the purpose of... more » Owner description: Casa del Alabado is a non-profit institution, supported by individuals and private companies, established with the purpose of preserving and sharing the culural legacy of Pre-Columbian cultures in Ecuador. « less
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Ranked #4 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín including posters, signed... more » Owner description: This museum features exhibits related to the Ecuadorian contemporary artist Oswaldo Guayasamín including posters, signed prints and colonial religious art. « less
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Basilica (Quito)
Ranked #5 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Considered the largest church in Quito, this impressive building features fine bronze doors, colorful stained glass windows... more » Owner description: Considered the largest church in Quito, this impressive building features fine bronze doors, colorful stained glass windows and a tower with sweeping views of the city. « less
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Ranked #6 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
World Famous Hummingbird Garden. Nature Refuge and Habitat Restoration Project.
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Ranked #7 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Established in 1536 by Franciscan monks, this magnificent architectural masterpiece features a museum in its convent with art... more » Owner description: Established in 1536 by Franciscan monks, this magnificent architectural masterpiece features a museum in its convent with art from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. « less
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Ranked #8 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
Owner description: This historic district was the first city named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is noted for its narrow streets, Spanish... more » Owner description: This historic district was the first city named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is noted for its narrow streets, Spanish colonial architecture and historic attractions. « less
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Ranked #9 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
Category: Tours; Cultural
Owner description: First, we’ll go to the "Inti-Nan" In-Situ Museum (at about 2400 meters above sea level, about 7800 feet), where you can see... more » Owner description: First, we’ll go to the "Inti-Nan" In-Situ Museum (at about 2400 meters above sea level, about 7800 feet), where you can see replicas of the Ecuadorian Highlands and Amazon and, of course, to learn about the Quitu-Cara culture, their comprehension, long before the Geodesic Mission, on the stars, and, therefore, the empowerment of the term "Center of the World"; this visit takes about 45 minutes (entrance not included). After this, we’ll head to the Old-Town; our first stop is the Basilica, an impressive Gothic style temple, where we’ll also appreciate the 2 other viewpoints of the downtown; from here, our tour will continue on foot. We’ll make an easy down-hill walk through Garcia Moreno Street (a.k.a. the Seven crosses street), up to the Plaza Grande and the surrounding buildings (the Presidential and Archbishop's Palaces, the City-hall and the Cathedral) Then, we’ll continue to visit the Jesuits’ church ("La Campania de Jesus"), a beautiful temple built early in the 17th century (entrance not included) « less
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Ranked #10 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Spectacled bear season 2014 started officially as of September 7. We expect that it will last between 2 weeks and 2 months.... more » Owner description: Spectacled bear season 2014 started officially as of September 7. We expect that it will last between 2 weeks and 2 months. Watching the spectacled bear in the Cloud Forest is a unique experience! Located 50 miles northwest of Quito, this reserve encompasses almost 6,000 hectares. It has an ecolodge with private or shared bathrooms and all with hot water. The lodge is located in the northern part of the Reserve, where there are 32 km of easy to strenuous trails. From there one explore the amazing biodiversity of the area which includes 1970 species of plants, 376 species of birds, 45 species of mammals and 150 species of butterflies. Maquipucuna is home to the Spectacled Bear, only bear species of South America. The lodge is run by the non-profit Maquipucuna which offers the possibility of all inclusive packages. « less
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Ranked #11 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
Category: Museums
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Ranked #12 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
Category: History Museums; Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: Located close to the Equator Monument, this onsite museum features interactive exhibits on how the Incas determined the... more » Owner description: Located close to the Equator Monument, this onsite museum features interactive exhibits on how the Incas determined the middle of the earth, plus interesting science experiments such as balancing an egg on a nail and the affects of the Coriolis force on earth. « less
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Ranked #13 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #14 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: This unique museum combines the science of archaeology, cultural diversity and high technology through innovate slide shows... more » Owner description: This unique museum combines the science of archaeology, cultural diversity and high technology through innovate slide shows and permanent exhibits including gold artifacts, colonial paintings and sculptures. « less
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Ranked #15 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
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Category: Parks; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
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Ranked #18 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Located in the heart of the Old City, this busy plaza honors those heroes who started the movement toward independence from... more » Owner description: Located in the heart of the Old City, this busy plaza honors those heroes who started the movement toward independence from Spain. « less
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Ranked #19 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #20 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
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Ranked #21 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
Category: Forests; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Located on the slopes of an extinct volcano, this 1,000-acre park features a vast range of trees, orchids, bromelias, ferns... more » Owner description: Located on the slopes of an extinct volcano, this 1,000-acre park features a vast range of trees, orchids, bromelias, ferns and more than one hundred species of birds. « less
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Ranked #22 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Once serving as a lively commercial center during pre-Columbian times, this large cobbled square is dominated by the enormous... more » Owner description: Once serving as a lively commercial center during pre-Columbian times, this large cobbled square is dominated by the enormous Iglesia de San Francisco and the monastery of the same name. « less
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Tren Ecuador (Quito)
Ranked #23 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
Owner description: Tren Ecuador, offers a wealth of tourist use train. He is projected as the largest train Latin America. Offering a first... more » Owner description: Tren Ecuador, offers a wealth of tourist use train. He is projected as the largest train Latin America. Offering a first class service, which not only contributes to the development of local economies but is a significant economic contribution to the country under a tourist equity approach that affects the valuation and recognition historical heritage, which then places between tourist trains in the world. « less
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Ranked #24 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
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Teleferico (Quito)
Ranked #25 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
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Ranked #26 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Quitsato (Cayambe)
Ranked #27 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
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Ranked #28 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Largest park in the Quito
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Ranked #29 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
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Ranked #30 of 120 attractions in Pichincha Province
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
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