On the slopes of the Pichincha Volcano, 9350 feet above sea level, sits one of the largest and most historic old towns in South America—Quito, Ecuador.
Within a few miles of our Quito hotel, you can explore colonial churches, buildings and plazas in the old town, including the Street of the Seven Crosses. Also not to be missed during your stay at our accommodations in Quito are the elaborate baroque La Compañía de Jesús Church on Calle García Moreno, and the lively music and dancing at the Plaza de San Francisco.
Other attractions near our Quito accommodations are the museums and historic homes in the San Marcos Quarter. A climb up the hill to San Juan Lookout affords panoramic views of Quito from the site of a former Incan temple, and a ride on the Telefrigo Cablecar gives you great views of the Andes.
Not far from our hotel in Quito, you can observe students learning traditional crafts at the Quito Workshop School, and you can shop for Ecuadorian art at either Folklore Olga Fisch or Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal. Also, check out Tianguéz, a restaurant, shop and exhibition center for indigenous crafts, and sample coastal Ecuadorian cuisine at La Chillangua Verde Esmeralda.