The Panecillo is a natural elevation of 3,000 meters above sea level, it was baptized with this name for its resemblance to a small bread; It is nestled in the very heart of the city of Quito. It is one of the most visited sites in the city. Due to its location it has become the most important…
ok so this Virgin with Wings is the one that takes care of Quito, go pay the visit and enjoy the views of the city, from north to south. - and the andes all around.
Located towards the south of the historic center, the Panecillo is a little hill topped with a winged Virgin Mary. Although it is possible to climb the 1,000 steps to get to the top of the hill we recommend taking a cab up.
“ La Compañía de Jesús is Quito’s most ornate church and a standout among the baroque splendors of the Old Town. Including its Moorish elements, perfect symmetry (right down to the trompe l’oeil staircase at the rear), symbolic elements (bright-red walls are a reminder of Christ’s blood) and its syncretism (Ecuadorian plants and indigenous faces are hidden along the pillars). Construction on this marvelously gilded Jesuit church began in 1605 but wasn't completed for another 160 years; the main altarpiece alone took 20 years (former president Gabriel García Moreno is buried here). The made-in-the-USA organ is circa 1889. Check out the chiaroscuro-style series of paintings called the 16 Prophets by Nicolás Javier de Goríbar and the large canvas Hell and Final Judgement from 1879 – it's still a mystery what happened to the original, painted by Hermano Hernando de la Cruz in 1620. Quiteños proudly call it the most beautiful church in the country, and it’s easy to see why.”
“ Neogothic style religious building in the historic center of the city of Quito. Due to its size and style, it is considered the largest neo-Gothic temple in America. It is located in the sector known as Santa Prisca, on Carchi and Venezuela streets, next to the convent of the Oblate fathers.”
“Yet perhaps the most popular museum in Quito is the adjoining La Capilla Del Hombre and Museo Guayasamín ($8). If only visiting one museum in Quito, this is likely the best bet. And particularly so for art-lovers. Oswaldo Guayasamín is arguably Ecuador's most famous painter. Even for those who have never heard of this artist, there's much to learn about Guayasamín at this museum. Most visitors depart with a newfound respect and fascination for Guayasamín. “The Chapel of the Man” is his masterpiece building. Guayasamín personally designed it before his death (1999) to showcase his masterworks. The neighboring home/museum offers a peek into Guayasamín’s life. It also shows off the artist's prized collections, his bedroom, his working art studio, and more of his art pieces”
“Plaza Foch is great to go for drinking a cocktail, coffee or having a delicious breakfast or dinner, Plaza Foch has many clubs and bars to have a great night, you can enjoy with Latin music and meeting new friends in Quito. ”