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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > South America > Ecuador > Quito


Quito. Pop. 2,100,000. Currency US Dollar. Language Spanish. Time Zone GMT - 5 hours. Mariscal Sucre International Airport UIO. Best Time to go – year round destination. Quito is the capital of Ecuador, however, the largest city is Guayaquil. Quito is situated on the east slopes of Pichincha, an active volcano in the Andes mountains, at an altitude of 2,850 m (about 9,350 ft). Due to this altitude and it’s location on the equator Quito has mild climate all year round with an average temperature of 15 degrees Celsius. The Spanish established themselves in Ecuador and Francisco Pizarro founded San Francisco de Quito on 1534. Quito and it’s surrounding areas were freed from Spanish influence after the Battle of Pichincha in 1822 which was won by forces under the command of Simón Bolívar and Antonio José de Sucre. The modern city is divided into 3 areas: The Colonial Old City; The Southern Area (home to both industrial and residential districts); and The Northern Area (With high-rise buildings, shopping centers, the financial district and upper class residential areas).


Quito Hotels Travel Accommodation and Rooms

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Quito Hotels Travel Accommodation and Rooms

JW Marriott Hotel Quito

JW Marriott, is a 5 star deluxe hotel with 241 rooms, and is only 15 minutes by taxi to the airport. The hotel has a nice pool, health club and massage service to let guests unwind after a long day. The hotel has some spectacular views of both the city and the Andes Mountains and it is worth taking a trip to the top floor of the hotel to look at the vistas.

JW Marriott Hotel Quito

Mariscal Sucre International Airport UIO - wikipedia

Mariscal Sucre International Airport (IATA: UIO, ICAO: SEQU) is an airport in Quito, Ecuador, named after Antonio José de Sucre, a hero of Ecuadorian and Latin American independence. It began operations in 1960, and currently handles about 2.5 million passengers and 125,000 metric tons of freight per year.

Pichincha Volcano - wikipedia

Pichincha is an active volcano in the country of Ecuador, whose capital Quito wraps around its eastern slopes. The mountain's two highest peaks are the Guagua (15,696 feet/4,784 m), which means "child" in Quechua and the Rucu (15, 413 feet/4,698 m), which means "old person". The active caldera is in the Guagua, on the western side of the mountain.

Quito - wikipedia

Quito, officially San Francisco de Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador in northwestern South America. It is located in northern Ecuador in the Guayllabamba river basin, on the eastern slopes of the Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes mountains. With an estimated population of about 2.1 million people as of 2007, Quito is the second most populous city in Ecuador, after Guayaquil.

Quito - wikitravel

Quito is the capital of Ecuador. It was founded in 1534 on the ruins of an ancient Inca city. Today, two million people live in Quito. It was the first city to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 (along with Krakow in Poland). Quito lies between two mountain ranges and its altitude is 2,800 metres or about 10,000 feet. It may take visitors a couple of days to get accustomed to the altitude.


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