Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - Quito (Chapter)
This is the Quito chapter from Lonely Planet’s Ecuador & Galapagos Islands guidebook.
A capital city high in the Andes, Quito is dramatically situated, hemmed in by mountain peaks whose greenery is concealed by gray afternoon mist. Warm and relaxed, traditional Ecuadorian Sierra culture - overflowing market stands, shamanistic healers, fourth-generation hatmakers - mixes with a vibrant and sophisticated culinary and nightlife scene.
- get close to earth’s belly button at the kitschy museums surrounding La Mitad del Mundo
- gaze at Oswaldo Guayasamín’s monumental paintings at the Capilla del Hombre
- sip canelazo (sugarcane alcohol with hot cider and cinnamon) while savoring live music in festive La Ronda
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: History, Sights, Activities, Courses, Tours, Festivals & Events, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Around Quito, La Mitad del Mundo, Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua & Around, Volcán Pichincha, and Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pasochoa.
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