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Public Transportation in Quito

Public Transportation in Quito

To get around Quito, there are four main types of public transportation:  The Trole (or Trolebus), the Metro (Metrobus), the Ecovia, and the blue city busses.  Figuring out the easiest way to get to certain tourist destinations is not always the easiest, but the public transportation here is actually really...
Mitad del Mundo

Mitad del Mundo

    About 1.5 hours North of Quito, tourists will find the Mitad del Mundo, or the Middle of the Earth.  This monument/museum marks the exact spot that the Equator passes through Quito, dividing the Northern and Southern hemispheres.  The site consists of two locations – the older monument, which...
Quito's Central Market

Quito’s Central Market

MERCADO CENTRAL Located in the heart of Old Town, the central market is one of Quito’s must see places. From fruits, vegetables, meat and flowers to the most delicious traditional food from all around the country: this place has it all, with affordable prices. Not only is walking around the...
Ciclopaseo

Ciclopaseo

 One of the best outdoor events in Quito is the Ciclopaseo. Every Sunday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm the main streets of Quito are shut down to all traffic except pedestrians and bikes. The route extends well into the North and South of Quito, leaving plenty of area to...
Basílica del Voto Nacional

Basílica del Voto Nacional

When walking through Quito’s Old Town, one would be hard-pressed to not notice the visually imposing Basilica. Although the exterior of the Basilica is quite a sight, covered in gargoyles that are composed of various Ecuadorian animals, the interior is infinitely more impressive. The entrance fee is only $2, which...
Botanical Garden of Quito (Jardín Botánico)

Botanical Garden of Quito (Jardín Botánico)

If you can’t find a flower of your favorite color here, you won’t find it anywhere. Quito’s Botanical Garden is located in Quicentro, a modern shopping district in the city’s north, which is a stark contrast to the central historical district. Amid the nearby skyscrapers, megaplex movie theaters and malls,...
Taxi Fares for the New Quito Airport

Taxi Fares for the New Quito Airport

To protect travelers, Ecuador’s Ministry of Transportation has set taxi fares for the new Quito airport, which are provided in the table below. For example, taxi costs to common tourist destinations in the city center such as Plaza Foch in Mariscal Sucre, La Floresta and Old Town (Centro Historico) range...
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Asadero El Pollo Forastero Review

Asadero El Pollo Forastero Review

Known by locals as “the chicken under the bridge”, the chicken here is made on a big rotisserie which spins in the window as you walk by. The spices on the chicken and the perfect cooking time are what truly makes this chicken unique. The chicken was perfectly done, leaving it succulent and tender. The...
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