Highlights

  • Old Town Exploring the cobblestone streets that crisscross one of South America’s finest colonial centers.
  • Capilla del Hombre Gazing at Oswaldo Guayasamín's monumental paintings and visiting his treasure-filled home.
  • TelefériQo Riding an aerial tram up Volcán Pichincha for magnificent views over the Andean capital.
  • Museo Nacional Gawking at one of the country's most extensive collections of art within the striking glass-plated Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana building.
  • La Floresta Sampling street food and strolling between cafes along the neighborhood's tree-lined streets.
  • La Mitad del Mundo Getting close to earth’s belly button at the kitschy museums surrounding the monument to the equator.
  • Guápulo Sitting in one of the bohemian neighborhood bars savoring the valley views flanked by Santuario de Guápulo, with its stunning carved pulpit.
  • Craft beer Tasting local cerveza artesanal in the city's burgeoning cluster of brew bars.