At 2900 meters above sea level, Itchimbia park spreads over 54 acres of indigenous flora and fauna. There are some 40 bird species and around 400 plant species, including arrayan, capuli and pumamaqui trees. Historically, Itchimbia hill was one of the most sacred hilltop locations of the Incas. Discover this park where you can take in a breathtaking view of Quito as well as notable landmarks such as Panecillo hill, San Francisco Church, and Basilica del Voto Nacional. Snap a picture of yourself and your friends for your trip album aside the huge ‘QUITO’ sign and afterward reward yourself with a cold herb-infused lemonade at the famous Cafe Mosaico right below on Manuel Samaniego street.
Itchimbia park address: Calle Iquique s/n. Sector La Tola (Accede al parque por las calles Yaguachi o Sodiro, desde las avenidas 10 de Agosto o Gran Colombia.)