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Ranked #1 of 103 attractions in Quito
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Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
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 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Museums
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Ranked #3 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #4 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Art 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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Ranked #5 of 103 attractions in Quito
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Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
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 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Historic Walking Areas
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 #7 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Tours
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 #8 of 103 attractions in Quito
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
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 #9 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas

Traveler Description: Spectacled Bear season 2013 started officially on December 28, 2013 and is expected to last between 4 to 6 weeks. Spectacled bear watching is an opportunity... more »

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Ranked #10 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Science Museums; History 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 #11 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: History Museums; Art 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 #12 of 103 attractions in Quito
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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 #13 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Built in 1911, historic Hacienda and 135-hectare Alegria Farm are in the verdant heart of the Avenida de los Volcanoes. These... more » Owner description: Built in 1911, historic Hacienda and 135-hectare Alegria Farm are in the verdant heart of the Avenida de los Volcanoes. These beautiful pasturelands are home to more than 200 cows and calves, 48 horses and foals, dozens of llamas and alpacas, and more. It’s the perfect place to learn about hacienda life, which includes milking cows, riding horses, animal care, and taking carriage and hay rides. Visit us for a few hours or a day. « less
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Ranked #14 of 103 attractions in Quito
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Category: Parks
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Ranked #15 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #16 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #17 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Forests
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 #18 of 103 attractions in Quito
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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Ranked #19 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Museums
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Ranked #20 of 103 attractions in Quito
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Category: Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #21 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Specialty Museums
This museum contains her history, paintings, stamps and personal effects of Manuela Saenz.
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Ranked #22 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: We specialise in custom made tours on mainland Ecuador and to the Galapagos Islands. We also offer numerous, ready made tours... more » Owner description: We specialise in custom made tours on mainland Ecuador and to the Galapagos Islands. We also offer numerous, ready made tours from day tours to areas in and around Quito, Cuenca and Guayaquil, to multiple day trips taking in an array of areas in this megadiverse country. « less
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Ranked #23 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Scenic Railroads
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 103 attractions in Quito
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Ranked #25 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Parks
Largest park in the Quito
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Ranked #26 of 103 attractions in Quito
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Ranked #27 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums
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Ranked #28 of 103 attractions in Quito
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Ranked #29 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Located on top of the Cerro El Panecillo, this imposing sculpture can be seen from any location in downtown Quito.
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Ranked #30 of 103 attractions in Quito
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Straddling the Equator and located approximately fifteen miles north of Quito, this monument marks the exact line dividing... more » Owner description: Straddling the Equator and located approximately fifteen miles north of Quito, this monument marks the exact line dividing the northern and southern hemispheres. « less
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