Quito has a wide tourist offer that includes its patrimonial Historic Center, the modern area of the city, the biodiversity of rurality, the flavors of Quito's gastronomy and a cultural agenda that is constantly renewed.
Within this framework, a delegation from Quito Turismo will visit Guayaquil and Manta on March 14 and 16, respectively, to promote the attractions, activities and experiences that tourists can do in the Capital of the Center of the World.
The icon of this visit will be Quito's Holy Week, which will be held from April 2 to 9, and which includes activities that attract the attention of religious tourism such as the Arrastre de Caudas, an ancient ceremony that originated in ancient Rome and that today is celebrated only in Quito; or the Procession of Jesús del Gran Poder that dates back to 1961 and that summons thousands of faithful to live the faith of the Catholic people.
But there will also be an exhibition of the Historic Center, First Cultural Heritage of Humanity, which houses unique places such as the Basilica of the National Vow, the largest neo-Gothic temple in America; the Church of La Compañía, the largest baroque temple on the continent; the San Francisco Convent, the largest architectural complex in the region; and El Panecillo, the tallest aluminum statue in the world.
In the exhibition you will be able to discover the offer of the Chocó Andino, the ideal setting to enjoy activities such as ecotourism, bird watching, adventure sports, camping, hiking, cycling and more; taste a sample of Quito cuisine, a fusion of flavors and ancestral knowledge with innovative gastronomic proposals; and, getting to know the modern area of the Metropolitan District with an activation of the Quito Metro, the first underground transport system in Ecuador, which with 15 stations, 18 trains and a capacity of more than a thousand passengers on each train, will allow tourists to reach the main areas of the city.
The delegation will be headed by the General Manager of Quito Turismo, Cristina Rivadeneira, who will also take advantage of the tour to hold meetings with professionals from the MICE industry to attract events to the capital.
For the development of congresses and meetings, Quito has heritage spaces such as the Church of the Company or the Convent of San Francisco; farms in rural areas; metropolitan parks with more than 200 hectares of green areas; contemporary spaces such as the Botanical Garden, La Casa de la Música or La Capilla del Hombre; lounges in 5 and 4 star hotels; and the Quito Metropolitan Convention Center, the largest and most modern in the country.
In this way, Quito is strengthened as the ideal destination for vacations and for receiving national and international events, thus boosting the economy of this economic sector and its productive chain.