Historical Center

The world´s first city named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1978, Quito’s Centro Histórico will transport you back and forth between centuries as you meander down its cobblestone streets and pedestrian walkways.


Visit one of the most iconic places in Quito an experience in style... With a journey of 18 minutes, you will contemplate the city of Quito in the cabins of the Telefériqo, arriving at the base where you can carry out various activities according to your tastes and preferences. A few minutes from the city, you can witness and experience a truly magical and incomparable place. The view, as you go up, reveals a unique landscape of the city and the opportunity to cover more than 8.200 ft.


The Panecillo is a 650 ft high hill of volcanic-origin, located between southern and central Quito. Its peak is at an elevation of 9,895 ft above sea level. The original name used by the aboriginal inhabitants of Quito was Yavirac. The virgin stands on top of a globe and is stepping on a snake, which is a classic madonna iconography. Less traditional are the wings. Locals claim that she is the only one in the world with wings like an angel. The monument was inspired by the famous "Virgen de Quito" (Quito's Madonna) also known as "the dancer" sculpted by Bernardo de Legarda in 1734, which now decorates the main altar at the Church of St. Francis. This madonna represents a turning point of the Quito School of Art (one of the most renowned of the Americas) because it shows a virgin in movement that is practically dancing in contrast with the traditional static Madonnas that were produced during the 18th century.

Mitad del Mundo

The Ciudad Mitad del Mundo contains the Monument to the Equator, which highlights the exact location of the Equator (from which the country takes its name) and commemorates the eighteenth century Franco-Spanish Geodesic Mission which fixed its approximate location, they also contain the Ethnographic Museum Middle of the Earth, a museum about the indigenous people ethnography of Ecuador.