Fiestas de Quito - Ecuador

An eclectic mix of events marks “Fiestas de Quito”, which runs from November 28 to December 6. Notable elements include Nativity reenactments, bullfights, traditional dancing and carnivals in the Old Town. Quito’s streets are filled with music and people celebrating the city.

The celebration of Quito, the Spanish foundation, which occurred on Dec 6. 1534, is characterized each year by its diversity. The party begins in late November with the call Proclamation, where the capital’s mayor kicks off the traditional celebration in the Plaza de San Francisco, in the heart of the historic center.

The heart of this festival is in the neighborhoods. On December 5, locals gather in the streets to enjoy traditional music and hot canelazo, a drink with rum and cinnamon. Parades are performed in the town where all exhibit their best marching bands.


“Plaza de la Independencia (Independence Square)” by John Solaro (sooolaro). CC2

Accommodation

Plaza Grande

Hotel Plaza Grande has an ideal location on Quito’s central square, surrounded by iconic buildings including the Metropolitan Cathedral, Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace and the modern City Hall. It was one of the first hotels to be opened in...

Patio Andaluz

Wonderfully positioned within the heart of the colonial old town of Quito, this 31-room property fits in well with its surroundings. The suites are set over two levels to give you an extra feeling of space, and all rooms have...

Casa Gangotena

This colonial mansion looks imposing, but it is a welcoming boutique property that melds contemporary design with period antiques and fine furnishings. Take in the atmosphere of the wood-panelled library as you look out over Plaza San Francisco.  

Mansion del Angel

This former mansion, built in the 19th century, overlooks Alameda Park and is a 10-minute walk from Quito´s historic center. The hotel has been restored in its original charm. The large and spacious rooms and suites all feature a unique...

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