The City of Quito has been designated CreativeFriendlyDestination by the Creative Tourism Network® for its unique intangible heritage, the dynamism of its creative industries and the value chain created through the co-creation between residents and private and public sectors.
Getting out of the conventional and getting to know its culture from a totally different perspective is what the Capital of the Center of the World offers its visitors.
Quito’s geographical location and its importance throughout history have allowed the city to be home to various cultural manifestations that fuse pre-Hispanic roots, the influence of the conquest, libertarian ideals, and republican materialization.
Thanks to this mixture of ideas, concepts, and inspirations; Quito is the muse city for creative tourism, where visitors can delve into the culture and discover the charm and magic that surround the first Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The creative experiences of the Capital of the Center of the World range from cooking classes that will immerse you in the aromas of our traditional flavors to the traditional goldsmith and painting workshops, or tours of agro-ecological farms that will allow you to experience the varied flavors of craft beer and tall coffee.
Precisely, the visit to a specialty coffee producer, recognized for its quality, offers the visitor a fascinating tourist experience. The activities to be carried out in this place are experiential; recommended for coffee lovers and for those who appreciate its unique flavors and aromas, all this in the midst of a beautiful natural environment of the Chocó Andino.
Quito, the capital of chocolate, also offers experiential tastings of this product and the elaboration of vegan truffles through which you can learn about the tradition of cocoa worldwide, the history of cocoa in Ecuador and the history of fine aroma chocolate.
Some hotels and lodges in the capital of Ecuador offer artistic experiences such as painting, music and handicrafts, guided by professionals from these branches, which allow tourists to take home a unique memory of their time in the city.
On the other hand, Quito hosted the first brewery in Latin America in the Convent of San Francisco and with that legacy, today it is home to several craft beer producers that offer a range of unique flavors, based on the country’s own products.
The Andean agave culture is another experience that tourists love. The recovery of this ancestral practice through the reforestation of areas with these plants, the knowledge of the harvest, distillation, refinement and tasting of all products derived from agave, from honey to a spirit drink that won a world medal for its quality and finesse.
Visit Quito and enjoy unique activities and experiences, full of art and culture, which make the Capital of the Center of the World a truly creative destination.
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