Quito highlights according to local citizens
Quito has many interesting places to visit. Too much to do in 2 days. Count at least 5 days to know the most important places.Casa Joaquín made a selection of the less known but nevertheless not less worthwhile to visit. To make it easier for you I have grouped them by sector.
Borja Yerovi Park
Artistic creations and designs with vivid colors on the walls of the houses bordering the Borja Yerovi Square, in the Quito neighborhood of La Mariscal.This space, which fuses art and culture, is currently the scene of various cultural expressions such as film festivals, dance group presentations and performances by bands. This varied program is complemented by the offer of bars and restaurants that represent an ideal option of rest, while contemplating the beauty of the facades
Located south of the neighborhood La Mariscal (if you go from north to south), this park becomes a large craft market during the weekend.The local artists exhibit their works (paintings, especially) and crafts. If you are lucky, you can witness one of the many shows of street humor or a game of coconuts, a traditional Quito game practiced almost exclusively by seniors
The heart of La Mariscal is located in Plaza Quinde – known as “Plaza Foch” by locals.The cosmopolitan side of Quito comes out at night when the bars, restaurants and cafés are immersed in a party atmosphere. With live music on weekends, this is the main meeting point for fun in the area.
La Mariscal - Handicraft Market
With an average of 100 stands, this market offers a great variety of crafts and souvenirs.Here you can do your shopping before reaching the Historic Center and, as it is open every day, is the perfect option if you do not have time to travel to Otavalo.
Market Santa Clara
Discover where the Quiteños buy fruit and meat.But Santa Clara is also famous for its wide range of typical dishes: a wide variety of baked corvina, hornado, mote, encebollado, guatas
Mena Caamaño Museum
It is also known as the Wax Museum. The permanent room ‘From Quito to Ecuador’, which represents the murder of Quito patriots on August 2, 1810, occupies the spaces of the former barracks of the Royal Audiencia of Quito.
Maria Augusta Urrutia Museum
It is house revoking the XIX century due to its national art and the collection of European furniture.His collection includes works of art from different eras. Here you can see a wide variety of objects used in the daily life of the past.
(In the historic center, near the cathedral). If you thought there were no “souk’s” in Quito you are mistaken. Visit local artisans working metal and others selling second-hand stuff.