Four observation decks that will take your breath away from the dizzying heights of Quito
02.10.2023 Ecuador Quito   26
Four observation decks that will take your breath away from the dizzying heights of Quito

Observation decks Quito are the ideal place to admire breathtaking views of the city. Cruz Loma, Guapulo, the Basilica of the National Oath and El Panecillo Hill are just some of the places that highlight the architectural richness of the city and the beauty of its surrounding natural spaces.

Guapulo Viewpoint

Guapulo is one of the most charming places in the city. This viewpoint, located in the Gonzalez Suarez area, gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy magnificent views of landmarks such as Cayambe Volcano, Cerro Puntas Mountain and the Cumbaya Valley, without forgetting the famous Simon Bolivar Avenue.

Grilles , protecting the observation deck, are decorated with locks with names, inscriptions and dates, which, combined with the charm of the place, are further proof of its legendary romantic tradition.

During the day, visitors can explore the stunning church, and at night this place turns into a bohemian hotspot with bars serving typical Quito drinks such as the famous canelazo, a strong, warm alcoholic drink.

Cruz Loma Lookout

From the Cruz Lookout - Loma you can see Quito surrounded by monumental Andean landscapes. Situated at an impressive altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level, this location offers panoramic views of the city and the chain of volcanoes that surround it, including Cayambe, Cotopaxi and Antisana, among others.

The area is also an ideal location for activities all types of outdoor activities such as hiking, paragliding, cycling, mountaineering and horse riding.

Basilica of the National Oath Observation Deck

Basilica of the National Oath, located in the heart of the San Juan district, is the most remarkable of Quito's religious buildings. While the architecture and sculpted gargoyles paying homage to the country's flora and fauna are the building's main feature, head to the rooftop and you'll be greeted with panoramic views of the city with El Panecillo Hill as an idyllic backdrop guaranteed to leave you breathless.

El Panecillo

El Panecillo, reaching an altitude of about 3000 meters above sea level, is the ideal place to appreciate the best views of Quito, stretching from the historic center of the city, listed as a World Heritage Site UNESCO thanks to its cultural and architectural splendor, to the most recognizable natural landscapes, churches and temples.

In addition, on this hill is the impressive Virgin of Alada, also known as the Virgin of Quito, a 41 meter high statue made of 7400 pieces of aluminum. She is truly the most famous resident of the city.

Quito Turismo encourages everyone who comes to our city to explore each of these extraordinary observation platforms and discover incredible panoramas of the capital.

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