The beautifully restored former home of Mariscal Antonio José de Sucre, the hero of Ecuadorian independence, is now a small museum full of early-19th…
- Museo Casa de Sucre
- Casa Museo María Augusta Urrutía
Of Quito’s house museums, this is the one not to miss: it’s a splendidly preserved, 19th-century home that was once the abode of the city’s best-loved…
- Museo de Ciencias Naturales
To further acquaint yourself with Ecuador’s flora and fauna, head to the curious natural-history museum inside the Instituto Nacional de Bioversidad in…
- Museo de Arte Colonial
This museum, in a handsomely restored 17th-century building, houses an excellent collection of colonial art. On display are famous sculptures and…
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…
- Mundo Juvenil
An interactive museum featuring life-size animatronic dinosaurs, a planetarium, a library and a theater as well as temporary exhibitions are among the…
- Museo Camilo Egas
Inside this restored colonial home is a small but iconic collection of work by painter Camilo Egas (1899–1962), Ecuador’s first indigenista (indigenous…
- Palacio Arzobispal
On the northeast side of Plaza Grande, this former archbishop’s palace is now a colonnaded row of small shops and restaurants, located between Avenidas…
- Museo Interactivo de Ciencia
Housed in a former textile factory, this contemporary, well-designed museum has loads of interactive exhibits to keep toddlers to teenagers engaged. Last…
- Museo Fray Pedro Bedón
The museum at the Convento Santo Domingo de Guzmán in Plaza Santo Domingo has a pretty garden cloister and a fine assortment of colonial religious art.
- Iglesia de Santo Domingo
A fabulous neo-Gothic altar dominates the inside of the Iglesia de Santo Domingo. Construction of the church began in 1581 and continued until 1650.
- Arco de la Reina
This massive arch, built in the 18th century to give shelter to churchgoers, spans García Moreno.
- Vulqano Park
This theme park on the flanks of Volcán Pichincha has rides for all the family.
- Centro Cultural Mexicano
Features great monthly exhibits of Mexican artists and other cultural events celebrating Mexican culture.
- Iglesia del Sagrario
Beside the cathedral on García Moreno stands the 17th-century Iglesia del Sagrario.