ICAT 2019 will be held at the Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas (ESPE) – Campus Sangolquí, located in Quito, Ecuador. ESPE is a public institution of higher education originated from the School of Engineering created on June 16, 1922. It is one of the most prestigious universities in Ecuador.
ESPE – Campus Sangolquí address is Av. General Rumiñahui s/n y Ambato,
From the Quito’s airport Mariscal Antonio José de Sucre (UIO), there are the following options to go to the ESPE:
- Aeroservices: Company offering direct transport from Quito to the New Mariscal Sucre International Airport. From the Mariscal Sucre airport, it is possible to take the aeroservice bus, which is located in front of the arrival’s gate. More information: http://www.aeroservicios.com.ec
- Taxi. Getting a safe taxi at the airport is possible. The trip from the airport to the university can vary from 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the traffic. The trip can cost up to USD 35.00 depending on the route taken by the taxi driver. Unfortunately, taxi drivers often use inappropriate routes to charge more.
- Uber. Getting uber at the airport/Quito city is possible.
- The trip from the airport to Quito can vary from 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the traffic. The trip usually costs USD 25.00, depending on the dynamic rate.
- The trip from the airport to the university can vary from 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the traffic. The trip usually costs USD 25.00, depending on the dynamic rate.
- The trip from Quito to the university can vary from 30 to 50 minutes, depending on the traffic. The trip usually costs USD 15.00, depending on the dynamic rate.
- Public Buses. Getting buses at the airport/Quito city is possible.
- The trip from the airport to the university can vary from 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the traffic. The trip usually costs USD 2.00.
- The trip from Quito to the university can vary from 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the traffic. The trip usually costs USD 2.00.
Tourism in Quito
- Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús. Capped by green-and-gold domes, La Compañía de Jesús is Quito’s most ornate church and a standout among the baroque splendors of the Old Town.
- Casa Museo Guayasamín. In the former home of the legendary painter Oswaldo Guayasamín (1919–99), this wonderful museum houses the most complete collection of the artist’s work.
- Palacio de Gobierno.The low white building on the northwestern side of Plaza Grande is the seat of the Ecuadorian presidency.
- Monasterio Museo del Carmen Alto.The Monasterio Museo del Carmen Alto, built in 1653 and still home to an order of 20 Carmelite nuns, now houses an interesting museum.
- TelefériQo.For spectacular views over Quito’s mountainous landscape, hop aboard this sky tram, one of the world’s highest aerial lifts, that takes passengers on a 2.5km ride (10 minutes) up the flanks of Volcán Pichincha to the top of Cruz Loma.
- Capilla del Hombre.One of the most important works of art in South America, Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamín’s Capilla del Hombre stands next to the Casa Museo Guayasamín. The fruit of Guayasamín’s greatest vision, this giant monument-cum-museum is a tribute to humankind, to the suffering of Latin America’s indigenous poor and to the undying hope for something better.
- Museos Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana.Newly reopened following a full-scale makeover, Museos Casa de la Cultura encompasses three museums in a single bright, modern space. The expansive Museo de Arte Moderna (Modern Art Museum)features canvases by some of Ecuador’s most famous artists, including Oswaldo Guayasamín, Eduardo Kingman and Camilo Egas, while the Museo de Instrumentos Musicaleshouses a curious collection of musical instruments. The excellent new Museo Etnográfico(Ethnography Museum) has interesting exhibits highlighting the spiritual beliefs, lifestyle, and festivals of Ecuador’s indigenous peoples.
- Museo Nacional.Located in the circular, glass-plated, landmark building of the Casa de la Cultura is one of the country’s largest collections of Ecuadorian art, with magnificent works of pre-Hispanic and colonial religious art.
- Mitad del Mundo.At the center of the Mitad del Mundo stands the centerpiece of the park: a 30m-high, stone trapezoidal monument topped by a brass globe containing a viewing platform and a museum, which provides a good introduction to the indígena peoples of Ecuador through dioramas, clothing displays, and photographs. On the lower floors are new interactive exhibits examining the science behind the myths of the equator.