Places of interest

Know Quito as a local citizen

Quito has many interesting places to visit. Too much to do in 2 days. Count at least 5 days to know the most important places.

Casa Joaquín made a selection of the less known but nevertheless not less worthwhile to visit. To make it easier for you I have grouped them by sector.

Center - North of Quito - La Mariscal - Borja Yerovi Square

Artistic creations and designs with vivid colors on the walls of the houses bordering the Borja Yerovi Square, in the Quito neighborhood of La Mariscal...

Center - North of Quito - La Mariscal - Handicraft Market

With an average of 100 stands, this market offers a great variety of crafts and souvenirs...

Center of Quito - Arenas Square

(In the historic center, near the cathedral). If you thought there were no “souk’s” in Quito you are mistaken. Visit local artisans working metal and others selling second-hand stuff...

Center of Quito - Casa del Alabado Museum

It has a collection of five thousand pre-Columbian works of art, recovered from all regions of Ecuador...

Center of Quito - Modern Art Museum

(Near the cathedral). Even if you do not like modern art you should visit the building, which is a former convent converted into a modern museum...

Center of Quito - San Marcos Neighborhood

Balconies, gardens and cozy spaces in what is considered one of the oldest neighborhoods in the Historic Center...

North of Quito - Guayllabamba Zoo

With 250 animals and 56 different species, it is a journey worth. And if you like fishing, the city of Guayllabamba is the ideal place...

North of Quito - Rumipamba Ecological and Archaeological Park

An archaeological site of 32 hectares. With many vestiges of Aboriginal communities and mainly architectural remains...

South of Quito - YAKU water museum

An old water treatment facility converted into a splendid museum...

Center - North of Quito - La Mariscal - El Ejido Park

Located south of the neighborhood La Mariscal (if you go from north to south)...

Center - North of Quito - La Mariscal - Covered Market Santa Clara

Discover where the Quiteños buy fruit and meat...

Center of Quito - Camilo Égas Museum

This museum houses the pictorial work of the modern Ecuadorian artist Camilo Égas...

Center of Quito - El Carmen Alto Church

A museum in the monastery, located in the two oldest cloisters, where you can appreciate the material and immaterial heritage...

Center of Quito - San Agustín Church

Baroque in style, century XVI. Entering here you will make a trip in time that will allow you to know...

Center of Quito - The Alameda Park

This is the park with the biggest historical baggage of Quito. Also known as "Chuquihuida", La Alameda has several landmarks, such as the first astronomical observatory in South America...

North of Quito - La Carolina Park

With the botanical garden and his collection of orchids, carnivorous plants, Chacra Andina, Cactus, etc...

South of Quito - Chimbacalle

The old railway station has recovered his life and offers the visitors, several routes that leave from Quito towards diverse parts of the country...

Center - North of Quito - La Mariscal - Foch Square

The heart of La Mariscal is located in Plaza Quinde - known as "Plaza Foch" by locals...

Center of Quito - Alberto Mena Caamaño Museum

It is also known as the Wax Museum. The permanent room 'From Quito to Ecuador'...

Center of Quito - Casa de Maria Augusta Urrutia Museum

It is house revoking the XIX century due to its national art and the collection of European furniture...

Center of Quito - La Merced Church

Baroque and Moorish style, a lively expression of the aesthetics of the sixteenth century...

Center of Quito - San Blas Square

Considered as the entrance to the Historic Center of Quito since the 16th century...

North of Quito - Guápulo Neighborhood

Known as the Artist neighborhood. A viewpoint to admire this traditional and historical neighborhood along with the panoramic of the valleys...

North of Quito - Oswaldo Guayasamín Museum

His portraits show the pain, anger, tenderness, protest and dreams of the human being...

South of Quito - The convent of San Diego

A forgotten place but awesome. The convent possesses great works of the School of Quito of the XVIII century, among them, six very valuable canvases of Gorivar...

Our Awards

  • Tripadvisor 2017
  • Viventura
  • Hotels.com
  • Ecuador ama la vida
  • booking.com
  • All you need is ecuador
  • Tripadvisor 2015
  • customer
  • Expedia
  • Tripadvisor 2016

Follow us on...



Pay 10% less and get our Exclusive WELCOME PACKAGE here
(only valid on direct bookings)
1000 characters left