IWPP 2 - QUITO 2020
Quito, the first city to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, has a historical center that goes back to the Colonial era and is among the most extensive and best preserved in Latin America and the Caribbean. At such, it hosts dozens of historical monuments, including many catholic churches, museums and official buildings open to the public.
Quito's geographic location at the heart of the Andes Cordillera provides many activities and attractions nearby: trekking opportunities both for beginners and experienced hikers, bird watching, hosting in ancient haciendas, visiting the museum dedicated to La Condamine′s geodetic mission, etc.
You can also download the official touristic app at: https://quitotravel.ec/en/
It contains all the information provided by the municipality about the cultural agenda, touristic attractions, restaurants, parks, visiting tours, etc.
The city′s integrated transportation system works every day from 6.00 am to midnight from Monday to Friday and from 6.00 am to 10.00 pm during the week end. The most popular transportation means are the Trolebus, Ecovia, and Metrobus which lead to the Historical Center. These are usually crowded at early hours in the morning and in the afternoon.
Taxis offer a safe and cheap alternative to public transportation (the minimum charge is 1.5 USD) and the city is also well served by other private operators like Cabify or Uber.