Centro Cultural Mexicano


Features great monthly exhibits of Mexican artists and other cultural events celebrating Mexican culture.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Quito attractions

1. Mundo Juvenil

0.76 MILES

An interactive museum featuring life-size animatronic dinosaurs, a planetarium, a library and a theater as well as temporary exhibitions are among the…

2. Jardín Botánico

0.83 MILES

Parque La Carolina’s most popular attraction is this peacefully set botanical garden with native habitats covering páramo (high-altitude Andean grasslands…

3. Museo de Ciencias Naturales

0.85 MILES

To further acquaint yourself with Ecuador’s flora and fauna, head to the curious natural-history museum inside the Instituto Nacional de Bioversidad in…

4. Vivarium

0.91 MILES

Provide fodder for your jungle fears with a visit to the Vivarium, home to 40 species of reptiles and amphibians including snakes, iguanas, turtles, frogs…

5. Parque La Carolina

0.98 MILES

North of Mariscal Sucre lies expansive Parque La Carolina. The attractively landscaped park fills on weekends with families who come out for paddleboats,…

6. Capilla del Hombre

1.12 MILES

One of the most important works of art in South America, Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamín’s Capilla del Hombre stands next to the Casa Museo…

7. Casa Museo Guayasamín

1.13 MILES

In the former home of the legendary painter Oswaldo Guayasamín (1919–99), this wonderful museum houses the most complete collection of the artist's work…

8. Santuario de Guápulo

1.61 MILES

In an elegant square in Guápulo stands the neighborhood’s centerpiece, the 17th-century Santuario de Guápulo, surrounded by sheer valley sides. It has an…