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Quito City Map

Quito Map
Description : Quito city map shows major landmarks, roads, rail network, airports and important places of Quito. Disclaimer

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Quito, Capital of Ecuador is the second largest city of Ecuador and is also the second highest capital in the world. It was the first town to be discovered by the Spaniards in 1934. Quito has a rich cultural background and is known as the "cultural heritage site" of the world.

The Equator passes through the city of Quito, which makes it one of the most important holiday destinations in Ecuador. The middle of the world monument called the La Mitad Del Mundo is situated here.

Geographical Location of Quito : 
The Capital of Ecuador is located in the south of Equator at an altitude of 285m. Quito lies on the northern part of Ecuador in the Guayllabamba basin which is situated in the eastern base of base of the Pichincha Volcano. Quito is an earthquake prone city, the reason being its geographical location. The whole of Quito is divided into three separate parts by mountains.

History of Quito : 
Quito has passed through a rich history that really brings out the essence of this city. From the very early days of its existence, Quito has been an important "centre of power". It has been inhabited by a number of important races and tribes the most important among them being the Quitus. The very first rulers of Quito were the Incas. Quito was built from the leftover ruins of Inca capital. After Ecuador gains its official independence, Quito was announced to be the official Capital of Ecuador in 1832.

Quito is the best place for hiking and trekking. One can explore the beautiful lush greeneries in the forests and explore the native flora and the fauna. Quito is home to a gallery of museums which preserve the age old traditional artifacts of Quito.

Museums in Quito : 
Apart from museums like Museo Arte Colonial, Museo Aurelio Espinoza Polit and Museo Casa de Sucre, there are many more museums which remind of the colonial history and the culture of Quito. They are:

  • Museo Weilbauer Porras
  • Museo Nacional de Historia De La Medicina
  • Fundacion Mariana de Jesús
  • Vivarium
  • Museo de Artesanías Cefa
  • Museo del Convento de San Agustín
  • Museo Fray Pedro Bedon
  • Museo Fray Pedro Bedon

Hotels in Quito : 
Some of the best hotels that provide you the luxury of leisure are:

  • The Grande Boutique hotel
  • Koronado Hotel
  • Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Finlandia Hotel
  • Folklore Hotel and
  • Hotel Sol de Quito

In order to retain the flavor of their age old history and culture, some of these hotels put an array of Andean and the colonial artifacts on display.

Last Updated : December 10, 2013

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