5 best birdeye views of Quito

El Panecillo

Every city has a different perspective from above, and we can’t deny that us humans like to touch the sky. Many cities around the world have skyscrapers and man made observation platforms.

One of the few cities on the planet that has amazing natural view points is Quito, the capital of Ecuador. The city is the worlds highest capital city at 2800 mts above sea level. It is hard to believe that there are viewpoints from where you can get a birdseye view of the city without going airborne or using a drone. Well, nothing is more true than the lookout areas Quito has, here we list the 5 most important natural viewing platforms to enjoy Quito from above.

Pichincha Mountain Cable Car

Known as the Teleferico, the cable car ride to “cruz loma” offers the most amazing view of Quito.

Teleférico Quito

Panecillo Hill

Spotted from all around the city, the winged virgin overlooks Quito, so can you if you decide to visit the top of this hill. The best part is that it allows to observe the domes of the cities most beautiful churches and colonial constructions

Vista Panecillo Quito

Itchimbia Hill

Another hill in the very center of Quito. This hill houses the Crystal palace, an exhibition center.


Monjas and the Loma of Puengasi

This less visited area also allows for an amazing birdseye view of the center of Quito and its surroundings. It is a popular neighborhood and can be easily reached by bus or car.

Monjas y Lomas de Puengasi

San Juan

This is another popular neighborhood that little by little is unveiling its treasures and culinary traditions like “ Los motes de San Juan” – traditional hominy with pork.

San Juan

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