The Capital of the Centre of the World is home to an array of fabulous viewpoints, offering visitors breathtaking experiences with unbeatable panoramic views of the Ecuadorian city.
Quito was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an ancient Inca city, located 2,850 metres above sea level, and is the city with the most extensive, best preserved and least altered historic centre in Latin America. These attributes led to it being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 8 September 1978, as well as National Heritage of Ecuador.
Spanish airline Iberia has announced a significant increase in flights to Latin America for the upcoming winter season, which begins on 28 October. Among the beneficiaries is the city of Quito, which will have a daily flight from Madrid, being the main connection with all of Europe.
The Capital of the Middle of the World will showcase its diversity of birds at Europe’s leading birdwatching fair, held in Oakham from 14 to 16 July.
The museums in Quito have a lot to offer, combining learning with fun activities. For example, at the Interactive Science Museum (MIC), located in the traditional Chimbacalle neighbourhood, kids can learn about everything from the life of insects to the laws of physics.