Museo Alberto Mena Caamaño
Get a glimpse of Quito’s early colonial history through wax figures, especially regarding the events of August 1810, when...
Centro Cultural Metropolitano
Just off Plaza Grande, this beautifully restored building houses the municipal library and lecture rooms and hosts temporary art...
Palacio del Gobierno
The white building on the plaza’s northwest side is the seat of the Ecuadorian presidency. Visitors can enter by guided tours (in...
Inside the Centro Cultural Metropolitano, El Buho serves a small selection of sandwiches, salads, burgers and ceviches. The café tables...
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La Colmena information
For 50 years, the Vaca Meza family has been serving one of Ecuador’s favorite dishes, guatita, a tripe-and-potato stew in a seasoned, peanut-based sauce. Whether you can stomach tripe or not, it’s well worth sampling the original at this old-town landmark.