Placement Location Information
The house is colonial architecture and its a big house with everything kids and volunteers need. The bedrooms are in good condition and it has a kitchen where volunteers and children cook together. There is an interior patio where kids can play and relax.
The Aldec House is located in central Quito. Quito is seated between Andean volcanoes; 2,800 meters above sea level. The historic centre of Quito extends over 320 ha. and is the largest in Latin America.
This important area is home to priceless churches, chapels, monasteries, colonial convents, plazas, museums, republican buildings and interesting architecture of the early twentieth century. In September 1978, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) declared Quito as " The First Cultural Heritage Site".
Currently, the heart of the capital is full of vigour and culture, such as "Heritage Nights" where citizens and visitors can enjoy the unique attractions in the "jewel in the crown of Ecuador", through images and videos.
Walk one block to 6 de Diciembre Street and take the Ecovia at Baca Ortiz Station to the south. You are going to travel for about 15 minutes and then you will get off at the Plaza Grande Station at Centro de Quito. Walk two blocks behind the bus station and you are going to be on the main street of Oriente, look for the yellow house.
Distance from BaseCamp: 6 km
Travel Time from BaseCamp: 0:15
Because Ecuador is located on the Equator line, Quito's weather is very unique. Due to the Equator, Ecuador has no seasons; there is summer and winter. The year has six months winter and six months summer but the number of months for each changes from time to time.
Because Quito is so high up in the mountains, the sun is very strong and the wind blows really hard; it can get pretty cold at night. Quito always has a temperate climate with temperatures ranging from 10 to 27 ° C.
Quito or also called "Luz de America", is the capital of Ecuador; a country located in South America, on the Equator line. Quito is considered one of the most beautiful cities in South America because of its amazing colonial architecture, historical sites, fantastic landscapes and panoramic views all surrounded by incredible mountains, rivers, parks and volcanoes.
Quito was founded in the 16th century by the Incas Tribe and is located at an altitude of 2,850 meters above sea level.
Centro de Quito, (colonial city) is the largest and best conserved colonial city in South America; this is why the UNESCO named it a "World Cultural Heritage Site" in 1978. The city's structure on the 320 hectare compound is an outstanding example of superb architecture from the sixteenth to the twentieth century; surrounded by volcanic stone with very narrow streets within, (built stone by stone), there is much to see.
The historic centre of Quito has ancient colonial homes, priceless churches, chapels, monasteries, convents, as well as plazas, museums and republican buildings with interesting architecture.
Once outside of the historical centre of the city, Quito takes on a completely different personality in the “new town” where many high rise and government buildings are found.
Though Quito is old and historic, the public transportation is fairly efficient and the city is served by a network of buses that travel throughout most of the areas; it is a cheap way of getting around. Since the city is very long and narrow, it is divided into three zones and many buses run in each zone of the city.
Currently, the heart of the capital is full of vigour and culture, such as "Heritage Nights" where citizens and visitors can enjoy the unique attractions in the, "jewel in the crown of Ecuador", through images and videos.
Clínica de Atención Diaria VozAndes
Carapungo 2a. Etapa
TEL 1: (593 2) 2262 142 Fax: (593 2) 2269 234
Fundacion Grupo Aldec
Vargas N9-69 Y Oriente.