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10 Best Instagram Spots In Quito, Ecuador

05 Sep 10 Best Instagram Spots In Quito, Ecuador

10 best Instagram spots in Quito.

You can find a lot of attractive Instagram spots in Ecuador’s capital. Everything from craters, lookouts, monuments and urban city life. Here is a list of the 10 best Instagram spots in Quito.

1. Parque Itchimbia

Guess where I am?

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This amazing park is a perfect getaway from the busy city of Quito. It is great for families and dogs. You will see this huge letters with a beautiful view of old town behind you.

2. Basilica del Voto Nacional

Basílica del voto nacional with el Panecillo behind. Quito's old town is so beautiful and unique. Have you been?

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This is from after walking to the top in La Basilica. You will see the clock tower and El Panecillo in the middle.

3. Museo de Sitio Intiaan

Have you been on the equator before? This is the highest point on the equator! Almost 3000 meters above the sea .

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This middle of the world museum is considered to be more exact on the equator than the Mitad del Mundo monument. You can get a tour around the museum where you will experience cool experiments when you are on the equator like balancing eggs etc.

4. Teleferiqo and Pichincha

I climbed #rucupichincha this Saturday! The weather was not the best but it was an awesome hike !

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Taking the cable cart Teleferiqo costs you around $8 dollars. You can hike up to the volcano Pichincha which will take you around 4 hours. Make sure you have enough clothes on you. The Teleferiqo reaches up to 4050 meters above sea level.

5.Crater Pululahua

Nice relaxing weekend trip to Pululahua and the crater hotel with this view

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If you are going to Mitad del Mundo you can drive further North and you will see Pululahua. You can also hike down to the crater.

6. Mitad del Mundo

Have you ever been to the middle of the world? Quito's middle of the world monument is the highest middle of the world monument in the world!

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Mitad del Mundo is a monument that was thought to be the middle of the equator, however, the French explorers missed it with roughly 200 meters.

7. El Panecillo

Great Sunday with the peeps! We went to a water museum in old Town! Was so fun.

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This is a view of El Panecillo from the old town. It is a steep walk up.

8. La Basilica from the inside

I am almost invisible in front of this beautiful glass window on top of La Basilica in Quito, Ecuador.

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When you visit La Basilica you should go all the way to the top, on the way you will see this beautiful glasswork.

9. Skate park in La Carolina

Chillin in Parque La Carolina today with friends. Watched bmx guys and rollerbrader dudes having a show.

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To get the best atmosphere of the lively park, go to La Carolina on a Sunday afternoon.

10. Close up of Panecillo


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You can hike up to Panecillo from the old town, it will take you roughly 30 minutes, or you can take a taxi. The Quito tourist bus also goes up to Panecillo.

Have you been to Quito? Which one of these places would you check out?

Next step: Top things to do in Quito, Ecuador 

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  • Megan Indoe
    Posted at 11:39h, 05 September Reply

    Wow I have always wanted to visit Ecuador and now I want to visit even more! I love the photo spots at Teleferiq, the Basilica, and the crater! They are such picturesque places as well as Panecillo!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 14:14h, 05 September Reply

      Thank you. Yeah , those places are really unique 😀

  • Susan R
    Posted at 17:12h, 05 September Reply

    I didn’t realize that Quito was slap bang in the middle of the world, that’s interesting to know. I’d love to hike up the volcano although knowing me I’d probably take the cable car ;-). A photo with the Quito sign is a must

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 17:13h, 05 September Reply

      True, a lot of people don’t know that xD. Thank you for stopping by and commenting 🙂

  • Sandy N Vyjay
    Posted at 23:04h, 05 September Reply

    Ecuador is a place that remains etched in memory. This is thanks to geography lessons in school.But the place really comes alive in your pictures with stunning effect. The unique and beautiful landscapes are really something one must experience. Hope to get there some day.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 09:55h, 06 September Reply

      Thank you. Yeah I hope you get here some day too 🙂

  • Colby
    Posted at 00:35h, 07 September Reply

    I love this post! Often times when I visit a new city I look up the best places for photos. I’d love to visit Ecuador someday and will be saving this post for future reference.

  • Iuliana Marchian
    Posted at 02:09h, 07 September Reply

    These spots from Quito are very famous. I like the rozasa of the basilica very much. It is made of such small pieces of colorful glass but it’s so big compared to you in the same time.

  • jithin
    Posted at 11:36h, 07 September Reply

    Stunning pictures, It is a perfect place to take Instagram pics and share your travel stories. Ecuador is always in my travel list. Hope that I will visit this beautiful country soon.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 13:41h, 07 September Reply

      Thank you so much 😀 Hope you get to go 🙂

  • Katherine
    Posted at 11:40h, 07 September Reply

    Gorgeous pictures! My friend from high school was born in Ecuador and loves it, she was always telling us about how beautiful it is. Now I’ve seen for myself 😉 I especially love the view from Pichincha!

  • Kavey Favelle
    Posted at 15:59h, 07 September Reply

    Loving the incredible variety in all these images, it’s a stunning portfolio. I have been to Quito once but was super jet-lagged and there for such short time that I didn’t really get to explore much but I can see how much I missed out. Next time!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 17:59h, 07 September Reply

      Ah really, I know how it is being jet lagged , that happened to me on a 24 layover in Bangkok xD

  • Ha
    Posted at 11:10h, 08 September Reply

    Love your pictures on Instagram! I haven’t been to Ecuado yet but would love to go in the future!

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