Best Time To Visit Quito

The peak travel months to Quito are during the months of January, May, December.

Quito is Ecuador’s capital. It sits high in the Andean foothills at an altitude of 2,850m. Constructed on the foundations of an ancient Incan city, it’s known for its well-preserved colonial center.

Nearby, the Museo Nacional de Quito traces Ecuadorian history and the Casa del Alabado displays pre-Columbian art. In Bellavista, the Fundación Guayasamín and Capilla del Hombre exhibit works of modern artist Oswaldo Guayasamín. Panoramic views of the city can be taken in from the TelefériQo, a cable car that goes up the Pichincha Volcano. Quito’s cuisine melds European and Andean influences, as with locro de papas, a potato soup with cheese and avocado.

Map of Quito