6 tourist attractions in Quito that you cannot miss on your next trip

tourist attractions in Quito

Planning your trip to Quito can be very exciting. It is a big city with many attractions to visit. In this article, we will give you a brief summary of 6 tourist attractions in Quito that you cannot miss on your trip to the Ecuadorian capital.

1. The historic center of Quito: The best preserved historic center of the continent.

The historic center of Quito is a mandatory place, where you will see buildings with a colonial architecture. The Ecuadorian capital has the best historical case of the continent, its buildings are impressive and its beautiful squares.

La Ronda is the oldest and best preserved street in Quito. Its streets are decorated with beautiful mansions, flags and small balconies. In La Ronda you can experience the culture of the ancient city and spend a wonderful time in some of its cafes, shops, restaurants and street vendors.

In the old city, you will also find beautiful squares such as Plaza San Francisco and Plaza Independencia. You will also find the Tianguez craft market.

2. Mitad del Mundo: The place where the northern and southern hemispheres meet.

The Middle of the World is the place where the Northern and Southern hemispheres meet, just at the latitude of the equator. Visitors love taking photos on the yellow line that places them in two hemispheres at the same time.

It is without a doubt, the most popular attraction in Quito. However, where this attraction is located is not really half the world, since zero latitude is located a few meters north of this monument, in the Intiñan Museum. And although some say that neither site is half the world, the latter is closer.

3. Cable car: The attraction where you can see the city from 4,100 feet.

The cable car is the best way to see Quito, taking you at a height of 4,100 meters above the city. It is the highest gondola trip in South America, and one of the highest air travel in the world. If the sky is clear, you will have spectacular views of the city and the surroundings of the city.

The recommendation to visit the cable car is to go early in the morning, since the fog usually appears later. Be sure to wear a sweater or a good coat, because there is usually wind and cold weather.

At the base of the Cable Car is the Vulqano amusement park. If you have young children, it may be a good idea to book a little time after your trip to Pichincha Volcano.

4. City Museum: The place where you will learn the history of the city.

When visiting the museum of the city you will enter the history of Quito, taking a tour from the initial indigenous traditions, passing through the Incas, the time of the conquerors and until the 19th century.

This museum is a UNESCO world heritage site, located in a beautiful 16th century building, which was the San Juan de Dios Hospital.

5. Artisan Market La Mariscal: The largest artisan market in Quito, with a great variety of artisan products.

This is the largest craft market in Quito. If you are looking for souvenirs and gifts at attractive prices, then La Mariscal should definitely be on your list of tourist attractions in Quito. Some tourists say that it is a small Otavalo market within the city.

6. Itchimbia Park: The park with beautiful views and a cultural center.

Quito has many beautiful parks, but if you only have time to visit one, it should be the Itchimbia. This park is situated on a hill and offers incredible views of the city.

Its main attraction is the Itchimbia Cultural Center. It is a beautiful building made of iron and glass, there you can see art exhibitions and cultural events.

Other parks in Quito that you have to visit are Parque El Ejido and Parque La Carolina.

Which tourist attractions in Quito will you visit?

We hope you liked this article and add several of Quito’s tourist attractions to your itinerary for your next trip.

Also, we would love to know what are the attractions you plan to visit in Quito and what other places in Ecuador you are going to go.

At Hotel Antinea we wait for you to spend a wonderful holiday, that is your resting place for your next business trip.

You can book at our hotel by clicking on this link.

Business trip to Quito: Tips to find your perfect accommodation

Find your perfect accommodation in your business trip to Quito

You are a busy executive, an investor or an entrepreneur who needs to travel constantly for work reasons. In this case, you should know how important it’s to feel at home on your business trip to Quito.

We know traveling for pleasure and business are two different things that can influence your hotel choice. Therefore, the conditions that comes with one or other type of trip are a determining factor.

Differentiating elements of a hotel such as good time management, security, accessibility to facilities, having services in case of any unexpected events are important at the time of deciding for one accommodation.

Similarly, feeling at home will make your business trip feel like a pleasure trip.

That’s why, we offer some tips to find the best accommodation when planning your business trip to Quito.

Other guests opinions

First thing to do is to review the opinions of the hotels made by other guests that went on business trips to Quito, to know their experiences.

Look for negative opinions first, to see if there is a problem such as bad internet connection or poor security. These could be clear signs that you should look for other options.

You can check other guests reviews in our Trip Advisor profile.

Services in the Hotel

Another suggestion when planning your business trip to Quito, is to look for a hotel that has several restaurants, bars, and cafeterias around the building to be able to use them in case you need an informal meeting or a professional presentation.

Also, consider hotels that provide complementary services such as dry cleaning and laundry, hair dryers, plugs for your cell phone and computers, printer and fax service, etc.

In Boutique Hotel Antinea you find laundry, hair dryers, additional plugs in the rooms to connect your computers and mobile phone.

In addition, we have printer and fax service, so you can print, send, download important documents for your business meeting.

On the other hand, another service you might want after a long stressful business meeting is a relaxing massage. Relax and get a first class massage service provided by our experienced and experts masseurs.

Accessibility and transportation

Look for hotels that have an easy transport service and taxis at your fingertips, so you do not have to worry about waiting or not arriving on time. This will allow you to have drivers who recognize the area and alternate roads in case of any delay. This will also ease your transfer to the airport when you are ready to leave Quito.

Also, if you rent a car or travel by road, the Hotel has a private parking service, so you don’t have to worry about where to leave your car.


When traveling for business to Quito, look for hotels near your meeting places. Keep in mind that in very large cities, the financial districts have a lot of traffic at certain times and this can cause delays.

Boutique Hotel Antinea, is located in the heart of the tourist, commercial and financial center of the district La Mariscal de Quito, a few steps from the famous Plaza Foch.

We are located only five minutes away from the business center, near powerful partnerships and institutions like Delegation of the European Union to Ecuador, The World Bank in Ecuador, Inter-American Development Bank and The Agence Française de Développement.

Also, really near to our hotel you find important educational centers and universities like Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE).

In addition, it’s surrounded by the best restaurants, bars, cafes, nightclubs, museums or Spanish schools, which will allow you to get distracted during your free time on your business trip to Quito.


Find a hotel that offers some kind of security such as a lobby with lots of lighting. Also, visibility and a permanent staff that allows you to feel safe at any time of the day or night.

In addition, it’s important that the hotel has a safe and storage room to store your belongings. At Boutique Hotel Antinea we havethis service at no cost.

Internet and communication

We live in the era of hyper-connectivity and you will surely want to frequently check your social networks or email. Therefore, be sure that the hotel has good internet, preferably free to avoid surprises when you pay your bill.

Additionally, check that the rooms also have a telephone, since some hotels currently do not need it. You must have this service for a last minute call, any emergency or to request information at the reception.

Feel like home in your business trip to Quito

Each of our rooms, suites or apartments are unique with a charming decoration that will make you feel at home. If your business trip to Quito will last several days our apartments are the perfect option to enjoy your journey. Just ask for our special long-term rates.

Boutique Hotel Antinea also offers a variety of services to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Its beautiful common areas, patios and gardens will make your stay an unforgettable experience.