One of the first city areas that was named a UNESCO heritage. History comes alive in the old neighbourhoods - do not miss!
The best place where to go if you want to see stunning views of Quito and the surrounding volcanoes. Was supposed to be a whole theme park.
This majestic Neo-Gothic cathedral is the largest in the Americas. Come look at the inside or climb one of the towers.
The equator unfortunately doesn't pass through here, but you can still stop by for the museum, planetarium and more.
One of the oldest squares in the city. Perfect for people-watching, marvelling at the architecture here and also offers great views of Quito.
A small hill that was used for sun worship by the Incas. Nowadays it offers stunning views of the city and a pleasant place to walk around.
An impressive showcase of orthodox Spanish architecture. Stop by and marvel at the beauty of both the exterior and the interior.
A beautiful, richly decorated church with two marvellous chapels. Built together with the convent shortly after founding of Quito in 1534.
A beautiful square lined with public buildings. See the fountain and the monument here and then watch people as they go about their lives.
A large Jesuit church best known for its lavish, awe-inspiring decor in the central nave, holding true to the Baroque ideal.
Rebuilt in early 20th century, this is where the President lives. Worth the visit, but open only when he's not present.
The 45-metres high statue of Virgin Mary is unique - not only it looks like it's dancing, but it also has wings.
An outstanding museum devoted to pre-Columbian art. Dozens of awe-inspiring pieces on display - do not miss this gem.
A long history behind it, this observatory is used not only for stargazing, but also has an astronomy museum inside.
Quito lies on this volcano's eastern slopes. Its two peaks make for a challenging, yet rewarding hike with great views of the city below.
This is the true "middle of the world" with the latitude at zero. The site features a museum on the Waranis tribe and some curiosities.