Location (Gretting, here and away)
Ecuador´s Capital city, is nick named " The Light of America" and was declared by UNESCO in 1978 a Cultural Heritage of Mankind site. It is considered one of the most beautiful cities of South America because it’s colonial architecture and beautiful surrounding mountains. Quito is situated 22 kilometers (13 miles) South of the equatorial line at an altitude of 2800 meters (9,000 feet) and is surrounded by mountains like Cayambe, Illinizas, Ruminahui, Atacazo, Corazon, Rucu and Guagua Pihincha which are as high as 5790 meters (15,000 feet).
Quito´s Historical Center (downtown) is known world wide for its gorgeous colonial churches, homes, gardens and balcony’s. But also it’s colonial paintings and sculptures from the "Escuela de Arte Quiteño" or “Quito School”, an artistic style that mixes the Spanish and Inca cultures.
La casa Sol is Located in the up and coming "Mariscal Sucre" neighborhood in Quito, and is just around the corner from a wide variety of trendy restaurants, bohemian cafes, bars and discotheques. Additionally, the area boasts a number of museums, including the Casa de la Cultura (the national museum of Ecuador), and specialty shops carrying everything from llama wool sweaters to Inca designed jewelry. The Quito international airport is located only 20 minutes away from us.
Mariscal Sucre is a modern commercial center and the most important financial center of the capital, Mariscal was declared a "Cultural Heritage", in the 60´s and is a favorite place for locals and foreigners alike.