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Quito

South America
25+

Rank in Ecuador

1

Rank in South America

160+

World Rank

Currency
US Dollar(USD)
Weather
Mostly sunny 20.4℃
Time
11:16 AM (GMT -05:00)
Electric Socket
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)... Read more


About Quito

Quito formally known as San Francisco de Quito is the capital of Ecuador and is closest to the Equator. The city of Quito is the most beautiful city with attracting architecture, vivid markets, and friendly people. The city is unique in its architecture and climate which is surrounded by several volcanoes and the world's second largest active volcano Cotopaxi, can be clearly seen from the city. Quito's Old Town is the first-ever place in the world to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. If you are an artist and love arts you should definitely visit the place La Ronda, one of the oldest streets in Quito and the city’s most impressive art museums, the Capilla del Hombre. The city is the best place for shopping lovers as it has many parks and plazas. If you are an adventurous person make a visit to Basilica Tower where you can see the beautiful architecture of the building and a fabulous view of the city. People who love food can visit the San Francisco Market which is located in the heart of the old town. If your visit to the city Quito falls on Monday then you can watch the changing of the guard in front of the presidential palace in Quito. And if you have altitude sickness, then you should walk slowly and drink lots of water and tea to adapt to the environment. At last, do not forget to visit the gold-gilded La Compania de Jesus Church.

Continent Country
South America Ecuador
Airport Name / IATA Code
Mariscal Sucre International Airport UIO


Quito
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
March, April, and May are the best and busiest months for tourism, which makes it a good time for things to do. December, January, and February are the second best time to visit for people who like warm weather climate.
Moderate time to visit
June, July, and August fall in the winter season and is the moderate time to visit the city.
Worst time to visit
September, October, and November are the months where the climate is not pleasant to visit and thus attracts less tourism.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 9 9 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Maximum temprature (℃) 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 21 21 20 20 20
Rain fall (mm) 78 107 128 137 90 42 21 32 69 103 92 83
Population
2.7 (Millions)
Official Language
Spanish
Spoken Language
Kichwa and Shuar, wh... Read more
Other Language
Kichwa, Shuar, Zapar... Read more
Police
101
Ambulance
131
Taxi
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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.00
Cup of Coffee USD 2.00
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.00
Rice/Kg USD 1.00
White Bread USD 1.00
Eggs (12) USD 2.00
Combo Meal USD 6.00
Fine Dining USD 35.00
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 1.00
Domestic Beer USD 2.00
Imported Beer USD 3.00
Bottle of Wine USD 15.00
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 5.00
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 2.00
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.00
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 429.00
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Visit the Cotopaxi National park in the Andes where you can see the variety of flora and fauna, from there you can see the adorable view of the Volcano from the Limpiopungo lagoon.
  • Every Monday you can meet the President of Ecuador at the Quito city where you can see the changing of guards.
  • If you are a person who has an interest in learning new languages, you can learn Spanish from Quito before you return to your home country.
  • You can also go trekking around Volcan Pichincha.
Shopping
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Souvenir Suggestions
  • Ecuador's chocolate is the best chocolate in South America, so you can buy chocolates from Quito.
  • The city is famous for Arabica and Robusta coffee beans.
  • Buy the famous Panama Hat since Ecuador is the original manufacturer of the hat.
  • Silver pieces of jewelry are very inexpensive to buy.
  • Tagua jewelry is organic, and you can buy them for easy wear.

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