Get to know Quito!

Quito, Ecuador

Get to know our new city! Here are a few quick facts about this wonderful place!

  • Elevation of 9,350 ft (2,850 meters); second highest capital city in the world!
  • Population of over 2 million people
  • Oldest capital city in South America 
  • Historic downtown Quito is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ecuador National Fútbol (Soccer) Stadium is in Quito!
  • Home to Mitad del Mundo, a monument that celebrates the Equator
  • Uses the U.S. Dollar as its currency (as of the year 2000)
  • Quito School of Art founded in 1552 at El Colegio de San Andrés.
  • Sky tram Teleferico Quito  is one of the highest aerial lifts in the world.
  • Empanadas, empanadas, empanadas!
  • Plaza de la Independencia has important buildings and is a major public square. 


5 thoughts on “Get to know Quito!

  1. May the Good Good Father go before lighting your path. You’ve inspired the youth at church. Now God calls you to more youth. Much love, Sheryl

  2. How long do we have to wait to visit you in Quito?! 🙂 So excited for you guys and #blessed (that’s for you Matt!) to be part of your journey!

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