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Enjoy the Very Best of Quito With These Top 5 Festivals

By traveldecorum | Quito

Quito is a happening capital city of Ecuador which lies at an elevation of 2,850 meters above the sea level. Founded in the 16thcentury, Quito is the second highest capital city in the world after La Paz. It is the best conserved and the least altered historical site in the Latin America. Every year thousands of tourists throng this place to explore Quito Old Town, to walk along Quito La Ronda, visit Virgin atop and do more…Let us talk about some of the famous festivals in Quito which you would love to be a part of.

Prior to that, let us unleash the answers of these commonly made queries about trip to Quito from London.

How to Reach Quito from London?

Here are some of the most important queries made:

How long does it take to reach Quito from London?

Direct flights to Quito from UK are hard to found. The shortest time that a stop-over flight takes to Quito is 14 hours and 10 minutes roughly.

Which airlines are offering the cheapest flights from London to Quito?

Some of the cheapest airlines that keep on coming with discounts and offers from time to time are Air Europa and KLM. Indulging in some online research will help you find other cheap flights from London to Quito as well.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Quito from London?

For flying to Quito from London, Saturday is the cheapest day and you should not opt for Friday as it is the most expensive day to fly London to Quito. When you fly back to London from Quito, you would get the best deals on Tuesday and Sunday is the most expensive day of the week.

Which airports should you use to fly Quito from London?

When you are flying out of London, you can use any of these airports: Gatwick or Heathrow. You would land on Quito Airport which is “Quito Mariscal Sucr.”

Be a Part of These Festivals to Enjoy the Very Best of Quito!

Delirio Circus

Quito is a pure Roman Catholic city and a land of Ecuador’s most famous festival. These festivals are a unique combination of fabulous pageantry and the typical Indian fiesta, Yes! Ecuadorians love to celebrate and party around. Thus you can expect a lot of music, dressing up, beauty contests, parades, rooster fighting, bull-fighting, feasting, drinking, firecrackers and a lot more. So, get your adrenaline rushing by catching a thrilling site of bullfighting at Plaza deToros.

Apart from this, here are the top 5 festivals of Quito which are the most sought-after attractions of Quito.

Carnival
Delirio Circus

The biggest of all festivals in Quito! In the month of March or at the end of February just a week before the Lent, Ecuadorians come together to have a complete fun at their traditional Carnival which is unique of its own kind. The festival is marked by people throwing flour bags, eggs, balloons and whatever comes in their hands at each other. Young Quitons have a thorough fun and old ones love to see flower parades.

Fiestas de Quito
Ermita Church

Spanish laid the foundation of Fiestas de Quito in the city in 1534. Both Quitons and tourists can become a part of this festival, dance around in the streets, have loads of fun and there is a huge display of fireworks on the show. At all the squares and venues of the city shows are organized. There are dancers, musicians, festivities and people are seenenjoying around in a large number. The event takes place every year on 6th December.

Cero Latitud” Film Festival
San Antonio

This film festival is another most important festival in Quito. A number of animated films, short films, documentaries, videos etc. are screened at this film festival in all the four cities at the same time. So, along with Quito, the festival takes place in Ambato, Cuenca, Guayaquil etc. Awards are given in the categories like full-length feature films, advertising films and animated films. Over 100 films are screened here at the festival every year.

Experimental Theatre Festival in Quito
Dinning in Cali

Every October in Quito, you can witness Experimental Theatre Festival and can explorenew ways of expressing human emotions through theatres. This is a performing arts festival where in workshops are arranged for dance, production, theatre, direction by the International artists etc. The festival takes place at different venues like Plaza Foch, Teatro Variedades, Nacional Sucre, Plaza de Guápulo and Tribuna de los Shyris etc.

Sacred Music Festival
Dinning in Cali

Experience the sense of an utmost joy by being the part of Sacred Music Festival. It is the largest music festival in South America which takes place during the Easter week. You will see World famousmusicians that are too eager to perform at this festival. It takes place at the various venues all across the city like Old Town, theaters and Churches etc. As many as 300 famous musicians from six different countries have taken part in the festival that includes more than 22 awe-inspiring shows last year.

How is Weather in Quito?

It is good to know the weather of Quito beforehand if you are planning a trip to Quito for being a part of Quito’s festival. When you get off the plane in Quito, you will feel the cool night air or may be an Andean Rainstorm or hot equatorial Sun. This is because of the altitude of the city. August is the hottest month in the city with an average temperature remaining 56 degree F or 14 degree C. In the same month you will get the most sunshine hours and February is the coldest month of the year. Late May and June to November is the time when weather becomes unpleasantly cool and season dries out completely.

If you love to lie down in the beaches then rainy season is the best time to visit Quito. The city witnesses only two seasons dry and wet. June to September is a dry season and the Wet season is from October to May. June to September is the coldest period and off season and hence a lot of airlines offer cheap flights London to Quito.

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