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Cotopaxi

stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains

50km

-0.68055556-78.43777778

Otavalo

Small town one-and-a-half hours north of the capital; famous for its Saturday market of indigenous crafts and livestock.

64km

0.233333-78.266667

Baños

human settlement

128km

-1.396389-78.424722

Esmeraldas

Ecuador

179km

0.95-79.666667

Canoa

Small beach town.

209km

-0.4631-80.4518

Guayaquil

The first most populous city in Ecuador

258km

-2.1833-79.8833
Sights

Compañía de Jesús, Quito

This church is regarded by many as the most beautiful in the Americas. Partially destroyed by fire, it was restored with assistance from the Getty Foundation and other benefactors. Stunning.

8.4km

-0.22083333-78.51388889

TelefériQo

aerial lift

9.6km

-0.19194444-78.51888889

Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana

Shows a patchwork of local artists.

10km

-0.21027778-78.49527778

La Floresta, Quito

11km

-0.2086-78.4862

Mindo, Ecuador

rural area in Pichincha, Ecuador

30km

-0.05119167-78.77830278

Ciudad Mitad del Mundo

Just outside of Quito is where the measurements were first made that proved that the shape of the Earth is in fact an oblate spheroid. Commemorating this is a large monument that straddles the equator called Mitad del Mundo or middle of the world. The entrance for the park is $3.50 (included entrance to small museums - April 2016). Visit here if you're interested in learning some alternative facts and seeing some kitsch. Because it's not on the equator itself, and it's not a serious cultural or educational experience. No, the water doesn't really go down the plughole the opposite way in the hemispheres, and if you want to take it seriously you won't enjoy your time here. For some of the attractions like the planetarium, the price is $7.50. You can also go to the Intiñan Solar Museum which is right next to the monument, on the other side of the north fence. The museum is actually on the equator. For $4 you can have a tour of this little museum.

30km

-0.00222222-78.45583333

Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve

Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve is 17 km north of Quito in the province of Pichincha of Ecuador.

34km

0.0381-78.4631

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Quito

Ecuador
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.

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