Parque Itchimbia, Quito

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Visit Parque Itchimbia for a breath of fresh air and a panoramic view of the city. Located on top of Itchimbia hill, the park overlooks Quito and features spacious gardens containing sculptures and the Crystal Palace, a glass building serving as a cultural center, art gallery, and entertainment venue. If you're not feeling up to climbing the trail, take the bus to the top of the hill. Plan your Parque Itchimbia visit and explore what else you can see and do in Quito using our Quito travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 9, 2017
    It is a beautiful park, you can enjoy with friends, family or simply take a stroll with your boyfriend! I usually come each year to enjoy the independent music festival, this year the beautiful and unforgettable pass next to the being that more master.
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  • August 5, 2017
    For me, the most beautiful park is its "Crystal Palace", of steel and glass, designed by one of the two architects who did the Eiffel Tower, Alexander Gustave Eiffel, restored and moved to the Park in 2004 by FONSAL.
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  • July 14, 2017
    We walked from Old Town to Ichimbia and spent an afternoon walking around and dining at Pim's within the park. The photos looking across the valley and down upon the city are great on a clear day. Def...  more »

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