Quito Vacations & Travel Packages!
Quito is situated in the northern highlands of Ecuador, USA. It is also the capital of Ecuador and lies pretty close to equator. The city is surrounded by several volcanoes which are at time clearly visible. Quito was amongst the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in the year 1978. In the year 2008, the city was also declared as the headquarters for the Union of South American Nations.
Places of Interest in Quito
TeleferiQo is a sky tram providing a 10 minutes ride (205 kilometers) to the people. It is a beautiful way of exploring amazing mountainous region of Quito. At its base station, there’s an amusement park for children called Vulqano Park. If you are planning your trip to Quito, do plan a visit to TeleferiQo to enjoy spectacular views of the surroundings.
El Panecillo is amongst the major landmarks of the Quito. Here lies a huge statue of Virgin of Quito, built from 1955-1975. The statue of Virgin of Quito has a crown of stars, angelic wings, and a chained dragon. The natives claim that Virgin of Quito is the only statute of Virgin Mary in the world with wings.
El Museo Francisco
The museum lies in the Convent of St. Francis and is home to some of the finest collection of artworks. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, and some of the furniture from 16th century. The cost of guided tours in the museum is also included in the admission fees.