Plan your trip to Quito, Ecuador
Regional Population: 1,399,814
Time Zone: America/Guayaquil
Local Currency: USD
Nearby Airports: UIO
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, sits at an altitude of 9,350 feet—the second highest capital city in the world. Just 15 miles south of the equator, Quito maintains a mild climate throughout its two seasons.
Quito is divided into three sections: the colonial old city sits in the center; the northern area is home to shops and high-rises; and the working class resides in the south. Explore the city on its rapid-transit systems, the easiest way to travel. Climb El Panecillo, a hill that houses a famous sculpture of the Virgin Mary; see Old Town, filled with churches and museums; visit the Museo del Banco Central, where modern, colonial and pre-colonial art works are on display.