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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“This is one of the most beautiful shopping malls that Quito has. You can find stores like Tyfanny, Rolex, Armani, Rahlp Lauran, Tommy and much more. ”
  • 120 locals recommend
Park
“Caronlina Park is like the timesquare but little, you can make some exercise like running or make some bicycle, also you have sport courts, but one thing you have to visit is the botanic garden inside the park.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Plaza
“-Bungalow is perfect for dancing and having huge fishbowls with different cocktails -Finn McCool's Irish Pub it´s perfect to have some beers before you go out to party ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“At this movie theater, you get the latest movies on the market. The theater has the latest sounds and seats available. Great place to go. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Museum
“Go To the Equator and Have a Laugh at Its Quirky Attractions La Mitad del Mundo (the Middle of the World) is one big tourist attraction near Quito. This is where the equator passes through Ecuador. It’s all at latitude zero, just north of Quito. Is Going To the Equator Really Worth It? The equator attractions are completely touristy, out of the way from central Quito, and the main monument isn’t even actually on the equator. Despite these downsides, going to the equator can still be a quirky and fun thing to do in Quito. It’s a half-day diversion outside of the city. For those with only one day or two days in Quito, perhaps the equator attractions could be something to skip. But if you’re in Quito for more than a few days, it’s almost necessary to add it to your Quito itinerary. Come see what all the fuss is about and snap a few equator-selfies! A pathway leads to the Mitad del Mundo equator monument Understand there are two separate Quito equator attractions: Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, Museo Solar Intiñan Quito Equator Attraction #1: Ciudad Mitad del Mundo The equator monument at Ciudad del Mundo isn't actually on the equator as proven by GPSMitad del Mundo is the location of the main equator monument and that big yellow equator line to snap an equator selfie on top of. Just realize that modern GPS technology shows that the monument was actually erected about 230 meters south of the actual equator. Oops! They haven’t changed the line, nor is there any mention of the inaccuracy at the famed monument. It’s close enough. The monument here is the main attraction. But there’s an entire “equator city” that surrounds it. That’s known as the Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World City). Here, visitors will find loads of tourist shops, cafes, a planetarium, a train ride, and other little attractions.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“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.”
  • 61 locals recommend
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Park
“trails with really forest like trees. you can book a spot to have a bbq and the park also has some pretty nice view points. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“Perfecto see some beautiful handcrafted items ecuador has very talented artisans, perfect to get some good price souvenirs ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Movies, Dance, Ballet and theatre shows. Plenty free options too. and museum ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Museum
“Really close if you grab a taxi no more than $3 per ride. Emblematic cultural place and incredible architecture.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The oldest mall in the city. It has a supermarket (for groceries and almost everything you could need), a cinema, a food mart (small budget restaurants), a theater, and a lot of stores for everything you could need.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Church
“GO FOR THE GOLD, this one is just one of the most gorgeous things you will see in architecture and baroque decorations in the city. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Museum
“Best place to look around the city's history from ancient cultures of Quito through the colonialization of our city and the freedom that got us to be a republic. Personal opinion: favorite museum!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Church
“- There is a coffee shop on the 5 or 6th floor with views over the whole city. You have to pay a couple dollars to go up into the tower”
  • 44 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Best preserved historic center of Latin America filled with churched embedded in gold!”
  • 57 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Anything you might need, in just one place (shopping stores, drug stores, hair salon, clothing and electronics stores, grocery store, food court, etc)”
  • 19 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“This bar/restaurant has an amazing view over Quito old town, preferably visit by night with clear sky. You can see all the 14 churches!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“A great place to eat Sushi with ecuadorian taste, better even than any other location, only Tanoshii beat this place”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best Pub with a lot of local Craft Beer you never find in other places. They also serve german sausages. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food with an even better view. Go at sunset and watch the city lights turn on or go at night and view the city lights! - Ecuadorian and American food - AMAZING View over the city with outside rooftop patio. -$$”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the nicest places to have a dink in Quito. Nice people and not that expensive.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pie Shop
“To be honest Lucia Pie House is an american restaurant, but I do love a good dessert so here you will find the perfect pie, in any flavor you like! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It´s a nice place to have dinner and a drink. The food is good and the view amazing. Un buen lugar para comer y tomar algo. La comida es buena y la vista increible. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Its so good chef comes to your table, customize your order .. omg its great!”
  • 14 locals recommend

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