San Francisco de Quito is the capital of the Republic and the capital of the Pichincha Province.
Quito has 1’700 000 inhabitants.
History: Quito was founded on August 15 of 1534 by Diego de Almagro, the Act was signed on August 28 the same year.
On August 10 of 1809 gives the Independence of Ecuador.
Battle of Pichincha was fought on 24 May 1822 and 25 June 1824 the province of Pichincha was created.
Historic Center of Quito: Also known as “Shrine of Art in America.” The Historic Center of Quito is a World Heritage Site and has several attractions.
OTHER INTERESTING SITES:
Quito Botanical Garden:
The Botanical Garden of Quito has several greenhouses and is in the Carolina Park, and Rumipamba Los Shyris Avenue, near the Ecuadorian museums of Natural Sciences.
The people with the same name as the snow. Bus is an hour and a half from Quito.
In the Zoo there Guayllabamba Quito. Bus is an hour and a half from Quito.
Mindo is a small village hidden in nature, ideal for vacations in nature.
Half the world:
Here at the equator the tourist center of the World Midad offers different attractions. Interparroquial bus is half an hour from Quito. In the middle of the world built an obelisk and a monumental complex alluding to the equator, rise treasures of art, architecture and science, in the midst of confronting the green landscapes of nature and the nuances of modernity. The monument is crowned by a metal sphere representing the Earth.
Due to the importance of the orchids in the plant was built in Ecuador.
The hot baths of Papallacta let you relax comfortably. Interprovincial bus (Lago Agrio was) an hour and a half from Quito.
A famous people, is worth visiting not only in its celebration of the Virgen del Quinche on November 21.
The guangzhou Ruminahui with its beautiful environment is one hour by bus in the east of Quito.
Sangolquí is a parish of Rumiñahui guangzhou.
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados is attractive and has a different name for the custom of the natives of Tsáchila painted hair.
Bathrooms of Our Lady of Holy Water:
Bath is famous for its hot baths, its special climate, the Tungurahua, waterfalls and Hotels, Restaurants and Bars. (to 2.5 hours from Quito to Baños and Puyo made buses)
A trip to the railway is something unforgettable. Still works in some places.
Cinemas Art Galleries & Culture
There are several museums: archaeological, art, anthropology, wax, colonial art, history, etc..
The orchid, which maintains a collection of orchids more representatives, surrounded by many other species.
Calle de la Ronda
Throughout the buildings are located more significance as construction.
Traditional buildings, their function is housing, recreation and commerce, remain traditional crafts such as tinsmith, woodwork, furniture and bakery.
It contains a traditional style of colonial architecture, which retains the same style with a few alterations.
Every weekend up to approximately Metropolitan Park, between 20 and 30 thousand people. It has private guard services, guided tours, cleaning service, children’s areas, and sites for camping, soccer and volleyball and basketball rink.