On your next trip to Ecuador’s capital make sure to consider our Quito car hire services for your personal transportation needs. The city was founded in 1534 on the ruin of what used to be an ancient Inca city at a height of 2,800 meters and nowadays it is home to around two million people.
The city is served by the Quito Airport called Mariscal Sucre Airport which is located a mere eight kilometers from the city’s center. You can reach the city via taxis and bus routes but your best choice is to employ our Quito car rental services and have a car ready for you at the airport so that you can start driving as soon as you touch down.
Once in the city you will have quite a few places that you’ll want to visit while on your trip, such as the Conjunto monumental San Francisco. This is a church dedicated to San Francis dating back to sometime in the 1570s. The Franciscan order was the first European group to settle the area and this lead to the official name of the city, San Francisco de Quito. The church isn’t worth visiting just because of its age but also due to its masterpieces of syncretic art such as the famous Virgin of Quito. There’s also a museum next door which is arranged through the monastic compound.
The Museo del Banco Central is possibly the country’s most well known museum devoted to works of art from both the pre-Columbian and Colonial eras as well as other exhibits. This is a very well organized museum and it can take you anywhere up to four hours to see everything.
Considering the age of the city it has a very interesting Old Town quarter. This is a great mixture of all the main architectural styles from the late 1500s to the 1800s, this means Colonial and republican/independence eras and you can also find a large number of churches and very relaxing plazas. The streets are filled with craft shops, cafes and restaurants so you’ll surely find a place where you can have a drink and just watch the people go by.
These are of course only a few of the things that you can see while on your Ecuador holiday so make sure to employ our Quito car hire services in order to see as many of them as possible.