Parque Itchimbia

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Ramon Egas, Quito, Ecuador
Parque Itchimbia - Cultural Centre in Parque Itchimbia
Parque Itchimbia - Basilica del Voto Nacional from Parque Itchimbia
Parque Itchimbia - View of the city from Parque Itchimbia
Parque Itchimbia - view at the end of the day
Parque Itchimbia - view of el Panecillo
Parque Itchimbia - view of the Basilica
Parque Itchimbia - view at night, great!

Parque Itchimbia Quito Reviews

Toonsarah Toonsarah
533 reviews
Parque Itchimbia Oct 25, 2012
The Parque Itchimbia is another of the interesting places in Quito that we visited with our friends Betty and Marcello, on the second of our days out with them. We drove here in the morning, when the sky was still blue and the weather warm and sunny. We came out mainly to check out the views, which were great. In particular, we had a super view of the Basilica del Voto Nacional, which stands opposite and just below the park, and of the mountains and volcanoes of the range to the west of the city, including Pichincha.

Itchimbia is one of several city parks in Quito, all of which seemed to me to be well-maintained and well-loved by locals. It is located on the hill of the same name and has quite recently (2004) been renovated, with new facilities added. These include the cultural centre in my main photo, which was reconstructed from the old glass and steel structure of the Santa Clara Market which lay on the other side of the city and had been imported from Hamburg during the government of Eloy Alfaro in 1889. The building now hosts exhibitions and trade shows – when we were there a modern furniture show was being dismantled, so we couldn’t go inside unfortunately.

Elsewhere in the park are playgrounds for children, and a wetland area, but we didn’t explore that part. There are also a couple of cafés I believe.
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yadilitta yadilitta
723 reviews
An awesome view of the city in a green space - Parque Itchimbia Aug 17, 2009
Parque Itchimbia is a large park, located on a hill. From this huge green space, you'd be able to get 360º degrees views of the city.

Its a big park that has a Cultural Center, cafes, point views and other attractions.

Going there is free. You'd have to pay if you want to go to any of the cafes. Views are worth it.

It's located near Old Town. If you want to climb you can walk up Elizalde street. Also you can take a bus from the Old town or do it easier and take a cab, hehehe.

Just be aware that the area could be a bit dangerous if you are walking by your own when it gets dark. At that time is safer to take a cab :)
view at the end of the day
view of el Panecillo
view of the Basilica
view at night, great!
yadilitta says:
good tip!
Posted on: May 29, 2010
edwin_mtw_travel says:
Don not forget to take a bike and run across the park ;)
Posted on: May 29, 2010

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