Quito is situated at high altitude, so be aware! We went to the impressive Basilica del Voto Nacional. Instead of christian ornaments you will see lizards, snakes and tropical animals from the Amazon as ornaments on the outside walls. We visited the old city as well. On Plaza Grande o de la Independencia we had a coffee of a quality you could absolutely do without. La Ronda is the hip part of Quito with a lot of art shops and local handcraft products for sale. Thunderstorms made us go back to the hotel. We arrived just in time before heaven opened her doors and a lot of rain came down and changed Quito into a pool!