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Quito, quite literally the navel of the world
Quito rarely boasts of all the good things it has to offer. A description of the capital of Ecuador could contain all sorts of curious facts. We know it doesn’t enjoy the fame of other Latin American cities, but it doesn’t need it to leave you open-mouthed.
Quito is a border city, not between countries, but between hemispheres. The Equator, the imaginary line that divides the Earth in two, passes just a few kilometres north of the city. You can experience the feeling of being at latitude 00º00'00” when you arrive at the Mitad del Mundo, the museum and monument built to indicate the exact location.
Take note, because this won’t be the only exceptional experience you’ll have in the city. Quito is located about 2,800 metres above sea level, in the heart of the mountain range of the Andes. Hence the greenery and the capricious undulating terrain.
In fact, reaching heights comes as standard here. If you want to go a little bit further upwards, you can start by heading towards the Basilica of the National Vow. Situated on the top of a hill, its Gothic towers offer 360º views of the capital.
Although it’s true to say that the best views are from the Panecillo. If you’re impressed by this huge sculpture of the Virgin of Quito, wait until you gaze down at the sea of houses from one of the highest locations in the city.
Because you can sense its immensity from up on high. From here and from the viewing point known as the Mirador de Guapulo, at the other end of the capital and very close to our hotel in Quito (Ecuador).
weather that the Ecuadorian capital enjoys all the year round, a pleasant dip is always welcome after a day’s sightseeing in the city.
Remember, there’s much more to Quito than meets the eye and it will take some time to discover everything. Bear in mind that it was the first place in the world to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This occurred in 1978, and the old town area was largely responsible, due to its charming cobbled streets, the colourful colonial architecture and the iconic locations such as the Plaza Grande.
Here you can visit two of Quito’s most outstanding buildings, the Presidential Palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral, a spectacularly white building topped with a dome with green tiles that will blind you when the light shines brightly.
Verde que te quiero verde: sleep at our hotel near La Carolina Park in Quito
Quito is steeped in history and boasts seductive architecture, a steely tradition and imposing nature, the greenery of which never disappears and gains strength among the buildings in the form of tempting parks that you can stroll around without haste.
You’ll sense the above at our Hotel Quito, which offers exceptional views of the Boscoso Valley and allows you to head for the nearby La Carolina Park, a spacious area that contains a pond and houses the city’s Botanical Gardens.
As if all this were not enough, Quito has recently become more modern. Rather than modern, it has hipster touches, with its cinemas, chic cafés, designer stores and art galleries.
Proof of the above are the neighbourhoods of Floresta and Mariscal, the epicentre of the night-life in this area of the city, which you can enjoy thanks to the location of our hotel near Plaza Foch.