Between Parque Alameda and Parque El Ejido is the legislative palace , the equivalent of the houses of parliament or congress. A huge...
Basílica del Voto Nacional
High on a hill in the northeastern part of the old town stands the Gothic Basílica del Voto Nacional , built over several decades...
Parque El Ejido
Northeast of La Alameda, the pleasant, tree-filled Parque El Ejido is the biggest park in downtown Quito. It's a popular spot for...
Pollos San Blas
Near the pretty Plaza San Blas, this popular and casual spot is a great place for piping hot plates of roast chicken.
Quito Observatory information
Lonely Planet review
The Quito Observatory was opened by President García Moreno in 1864 and is the oldest observatory on the continent. It opens for stargazing on only the clearest nights – call ahead to confirm if the weather looks promising.